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An Uncivilized Romance By Elliee Atkinson

 

FAMILY OF LOVE SERIES

An Uncivilized Romance
An Uncivilized Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN UNCIVILIZED ROMANCE BY ELLIEE ATKINSON:

Sarah Engels had known only love and caring until she married Jason.  Courting her with care and love, Jason’s true colors surfaced shortly after their marriage.  The abuse which followed unending and unceasing, peaked one fateful day.  Jason refuses to have children and blames Sarah when she becomes pregnant.  He’s determined to rid Sarah of the unborn baby.  How far will he go?

Michael Collins, aka, Mike lives in the high mountains, mourning his beloved wife, Rachel.  He’s become a hermit; avoiding the towns including his own brother.  Knowing he must resupply his supplies, he reluctantly heads to town.  Mike finds a gravely injured woman.   Seriously injured and near death, this gravely injured woman comes to mean more to Mike than he ever thought possible.  After all, his heart belongs to Rachel.   Fate has stepped in and has much in store for Mike and Sarah.  Will she and her unborn baby survive her injuries and infection?  Will love bloom between these two?  Does Jason discover his abused wife’s alive?  My romance book reviews of An Uncivilized Romance follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

What a story author Elliee Atkinson created in book two of the Family Of Love Series.  Author Elliee Atkinson faced the horror of physical and mental abuse head on.  With vivid writing, the reader feels Sarah’s desperation and pain as she’s abused by Jason.  I could feel her fear and disgust of him;  she can’t understand how he fooled her so well.  Elliee Atkinson skillfully displayed each emotion in her writing.  As Atkinson matured Sarah’s characters, I could see her growing and becoming more independent and secure;  opening up to the opportunity for a good loving man in her life.

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Colors Of Christmas By Olivia Newport

 

Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas

Colors Of Christmas
Colors Of Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colors Of Christmas, has two contemporary clean Christian stories by author Olivia Newport.

STORY-LINES COLORS OF CHRISTMAS:  CHRISTMAS IN GOLD AND CHRISTMAS IN BLUE BY OLIVIA NEWPORT:

In Colors of Christmas first story, Christmas In Gold, we find Astrid.  At eighty, she has lived a full and sometimes tragic life.  She survived the Nazi’s, a brutal life in war-torn Germany, the loss of two husbands, and raised two children alone.  Now she finds herself in an assisted living facility;  her home sold, recovering from a broken leg, and her precious gold ornaments missing.  Those ornament had survived a long history of war, property, and moves; until this last move to the facility.  Astrid also finds her physical therapist, Carly, bordering on desperation, in need of a friend and hope.  What better time for hope than Christmas;   for God gave the world the greatest hope of all at Christmas time in our Lord and Savior.

In Christmas Blue we find Angela in need of Christmas spirit.  Deeply depressed and still mourning the death of her best friend and Christmas enthusiast, Carol, Angela finds herself in charge of the town’s Christmas To Remember event.  This is last thing she wants to do.  With no way to get out of the job, she forges on without enthusiasm.  How can she possibly do the job, Carol was so perfect at performing each year.  Carol always had surprises galore for the crowd and worked all year preparing.  Angela had only 8 days to get in the Christmas spirit and make this a Christmas to honor Carol.  When the mysterious Gabe arrives in town, he stirs things up. Will Angela finally recover from her depression and create a Christmas to remember?

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Olivia Newport created two stories filled with emotion and faith.  In Christmas In Gold Newport created a strong lead character in Astrid;  a woman who had experienced the worse man can hand out and through her faith in God, survived.  This is not a feel good, Christmas is light and airy story.  This story’s filled with the emotion of survival under the conditions of war

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The Art Of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

 

The Art Of Hiding
The Art Of Hiding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE ART OF HIDING BY AMANDA PROWSE:

In The Art Of Hiding, Nina McCarrick, has the perfect life.  She has everything a woman could want, everything wealth could buy; a loving husband, two wonderful children, a mansion, luxury cars, and money for anything she wants.  When Finn, her husband, suddenly dies in an auto accident, her world comes tumbling down.  She finds her husband’s broke and she’s bankrupt, without a dime to her name.  All she owns will go towards paying 8 million pounds in debts; she and her boys stand on their lawn and watch the creditors and courts take everything. Thrown on the street, life as she knew it, is over forever.

Come along with Nina as she ends up back where she started, reconnects with her sister, holds on day by day, and finally must learn to stand up and take control of her and her boy’s lives.  My contemporary book review of The Art Of Hiding follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I am afraid my review will not do justice to this book. However, I will try to tell you the wonder of this story and Prowse’s talent with prose, plotting, and development.  The Art Of Hiding’s a powerfully written story of grief, renewal, and second chances at life.  I can’t imagine the feelings of pain and fear this woman felt as she found her life’s destroyed.  Nothing would ever be the same again. She’s desperate, with two boys, in unimaginable debt, losing everything she thought mattered.

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