STORY LINE TEARS TO CHEERS:
Once upon a time a boy seventeen and a girl sixteen, fell in love and spent every possible minute together. He declared his undying love for her. However, without a word the boy left town and the girl found she was pregnant. He never contacted her again. She had their baby, matured, became an ER nurse, and provided for their daughter.
This is the back drop of romance novel, Tears to Cheers. However, fate will step in to bring resolution to this tale. Fourteen years later that same boy, Ian Dugan, now a man, is laying in the ER with Linda Maxim standing over him. Shocked beyond belief, Linda faints dead away. Ian, badly injured, leaves Linda with lots of questions about why he is back in Celebration after so long. Has he come back for her, does he know about their child Megan, why did he leave fourteen years ago, and why did he never contact her? So many questions, mysteries, and problems needing resolution.
Welcome back to Celebration as you journey with Linda, Megan, and Ian. Grab your favorite beverage, have a seat and enjoy Book 2 of The Celebration Series. My romance novel review of Tears to Cheers follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
First I must tell you, Tears to Cheers is an emotional roller coaster ride. I felt everything from great sadness to great joy reading this novel. Emotions run high and intense. Megan desires what she has never known; Linda wants Ian to love her but fears more hurt. Ian has past issues and hurts he must resolve before he can move on. Ultimately, changes are coming, wanted or not. Revelations are on the horizon as Ian and Linda hash out the past.
Additional, introductions of secondary characters proceeded seamlessly and smoothly, as Ms. Eaton enlarges the character base in The Celebration Series. Each character adds another element to the story-line and future story-lines. Ms. Eaton formatted alternating chapters for the two main characters. This structuring added depth to the story as we receive insight into the characters thoughts and feelings. I found the portrayal of Megan unique and warm. Ms. Eaton characters are believable and feel real to the reader.
In conclusion, the pacing of the story was in keeping with the length of the novel. With well-developed characters, writing which did not require fluff to fill the pages, Ms. Eaton crafted an enjoyable book. Moreover, the many twists and turns capture the reader and do not let go. With several plots, you will not lose interest in this multi-faceted and character driven story.
TEARS TO CHEERS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. As the story has a light love scene, I would recommend Tears To Cheers for young adults to adults.
Finally Please Note:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and voluntarily chose to review the novel with an honest romance novel review. Book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinion. Furthermore, the free ARC did not influence my romance novel review of this book.
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