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Melody’s Key By Dallas Coryell

 

Melody's Key by Dallas Coryel
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STORY LINE MELODY’S KEY BY DALLAS CORYELL:

Set in England, Melody’s Key Dallas Coryellby , an intense romance novel filled with emotion and longing, fulfills the readers desire for intrigue and romance. Tegan Lockwood is not an ordinary young woman.  She has given up her dreams and aspirations.  As a result, struggling with her family to maintain the family business, Tegan works long hard hours of endless labor while hiding a life altering trauma.  Tegan’s a multi-talented woman sacrificing everything for her family.  It’s an endless struggle to stay solvent.  Much needed resources infuse the family coffers when famous American musician Mason Keane, seeks refuge at the family excursion business.

Mason and Tegan begin a journey of discovery and renewal.  Will Mason open Tegan’s heart to new possibilities?   What impact will the long forgotten love letters in the attic have on Tegan?  Will two scarred leery people find a common ground to happiness?  Can they overcome past crisis’ and issues to grab the happiness offered?  Grab a comfort seat, my romance book reviews of Melody’s Key follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPEMENT:

Primarily a romance novel, author Dallas Coryell, filled this novel with emotion.  Emotions which grab the reader quickly and do not let go.  Coryell created two deeply scarred lonely people and developed them throughout the story.  I felt their despair and deep need just below the surface of their being.  With pasts which defined each of them, Coryell demonstrates the healing power of love.

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Gabe’s Pledge By Linda Hubalek

 

Grooms with Honor Book 3

Gabe's Pledge
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STORY-LINE GABE’S PLEDGE BY LINDA HUBALEK:

Gabe’s Pledge is the story of Iva Mae Paulson and Gabriel Shepard.  Iva has loved Gabe for years; she’s waited for him to propose.  On New Years Eve 1886, Iva announces she will sign up with a mail order bride agency;  for she intends to be a bride in 1887.  She loves teaching in Clear Creek, but wants a family and home of her own.  Hoping to push Gabe into proposing, will her plan backfire?

Gabe Shepard, shy and prodding, just can’t bring himself to propose to Iva.  After she kisses him on New Year Eve, he felt a wonderful tinge.  But can he overcome his issues to make her his wife?  Hubalek takes readers back to small town Clear Creek.  Filled with laughter, family help or was it hindrance, a strong woman, and maybe a groom of honor, Hubalek takes us on another wonderful journey in the West.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Welcome back to Clear Creek, Kansas and the people we have come to know and love;  Pastor and Kaitlyn Reagan, their six sons, the Paulson’s, Shepard’s, and all the other wonderful residents of Clear Creek.  A small town, close-knit, ready to help each other in any way they can, and where faith in God’s the backbone of the community.  Linda Hubalek skillfully filled Clear Creek with a variety of characters with different personalities and dreams. I love this series; Hubalek included characters from earlier books, allowing her readers to catch up with their lives.  I am always impatient for the next book in this series; wondering who’s the next couple united in love and faith.

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Looking Glass Lies By Varina Denman

 

Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman
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LOOKING GLASS LIES

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.  1 Peter 3:3-4

 

STORY-LINE LOOKING GLASS LIES BY VARINA DENMAN:

Looking Glass Lies by author Varina Denman will rip out your heart.  An intense look into today’s society filled with warped values, self-destruction, and deception.  I could not put this book down.

Cecily Ross, divorced from her mentally abuse husband, returns home to Canyon, Texas hoping to find peace and a way to fix herself.  Thinking she never met the beauty standards the media sells women, Cecily has a wealth of self-confidence and emotional issues.  Returning homes supposed to help her center and heal emotionally;  things do not always work out as we hope. However, with her father at her back, a support group led by an awesome woman, an old friend at her side, and maybe a little romance, Cecily may just change her life.   Come with Cecily and friends on their journey of revelation and renewal.   My reviews for psychological woman’s romance fiction novel, Looking Glass Lies, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Talk about an emotional roller coaster; Looking Glass Lies has it in spades.  Filled with drama, emotional turmoil, self-destructive behavior, and the jaundice view the media gives women of themselves, Looking Glass Lies grabs the reader immediately and never let’s go.  Every woman who has ever looked in the mirror and seen ugly, imperfection, or compared herself to the latest stick thin model, should read this novel.  Denman faces these issues head-on and takes off running.  She masterfully impresses on the reader to see their true self;  stop listening to the media who’s only interested in

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After The Fall By Liz Isaacson

 

 

Book 2 In the Gold Valley Romance Series

After The Fall, Inspirational Novel
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STORY-LINE AFTER THE FALL:

In After The Fall, author Liz Isaacson, created an contemporary inspirational romance novel filled with emotion.  We find two people drawn together in an unconventional way and forced in close proximity. Norah recovered addict, works several jobs, cares for her ill mother, goes to night school, and took over responsibilities of raising her 3 half-brothers.   Working for the at risk teen center, Silver Creek Rehabilitation Center, Norah, guides and mothers troubled teen girls.  As part of her program, they spend time at  the Maughan’s Six Sons Cabin as a reward.  Norah’s also hired by the Maughan’s to clean the cabin.  Unbeknownst to Nora, famous snowboarder six son, Sterling Maughan’s at the cabin recovering from a life changing emotional and physical injury.

Nora, poor, former drug addict, and unending responsibilities is not from Sterling privileged world. Norah’s determined Sterling never know of her background, mentally ill mother, or poor living conditions.  However circumstances, and perhaps higher powers, bring together two deeply hurting people. Norah feels the need

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Caitlyn’s Christmas Wish By Laura L. Walker

 

 

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STORY LINE CAITLYN’S CHRISTMAS WISH:

Author Laura L. Walker created a Christmas romance in her latest romance novel, Caitlyn’s Christmas Wish.  Caitlyn Drevier Reel’s life has turned around on a dime.  Divorced from famous singer Grant Reel, Caitlyn had a eating disorder and diet pill addiction. Grant’s personality is selfish, self-center, a druggie, and unfaithful.  He did not handle fame and fortune or family well.  With help from her former in-laws, Charles and Jacinda, Caitlyn got her life together.  Invited to Charles and Jacinda’s for Christmas, Caitlyn and Brody travel to Danzy, Wyoming.

Subsequently, the first person she meets upon arriving, is Ridge Reel, Grant’s brother.  Brothers  which are as different as night and day.  The attraction between Caitlyn and Ridge is fast and mutual.  Caitlyn craves home, family, security, and the love of a good man; things she never had with Grant.  Ridge, a good but sad man, has tragedies to face and over come.

Working with Ridge, Charles, and Jacinda to make the Winter Festival an outstanding success for Danzy

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