Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Family Forever arrives...

Got my review copy of A Family Forever in the mail on Friday. I'm really looking forward to reading it after reading chapter one on Brenda Coulter's website.

My favorite stories are character driven, and I love it when the characters have compounding factors such as religion that factor into their decisions. I've read too many romance novels where the heroine and hero are soooo attracted to one another, but there never seems to be a real reason why other than their looks. This story seems to come at love and romance from a completely different angle and I can't wait to delve into it.

The story description:
"Devastated by the accidental death of her fiancé just three weeks before their wedding, violinist Shelby Franklin has just learned she carries his child. She can't give up the baby, but the only way she can keep it is by accepting a shocking proposal of marriage from a man who doesn't seem to like her very much.

"Bike shop owner and semi-pro cyclist Tucker Sharpe owes Shelby more than she will ever understand. Determined to protect her and his brother's child, he presses Shelby to marry him. He insists that if they make an honest effort, God will bless their marriage and teach them to care for each other. But can it really be that simple? Can two people will themselves to fall in love?"

Look for my review in a few days. In the meantime, check out Brenda's blog called No Rules. Just Right. And, if we're really lucky, maybe Brenda will tell us a little about the book and about writing.

Best, Nienke

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