(A contemporary novella from XOXO Publishing)
This review is done in conjunction with the author's virtual tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Annette is giving away a $25 GC to All Romance eBooks to one randomly drawn commenter during her tour, so comment today AND follow the tour (if you click on the tour banner above, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!
Anna is a mysterious woman that has just moved to Regina Beach. The residents of the small town know everyone’s business and they are very interested in discovering Anna’s secrets. Nick was a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, doing active duty until a horrific accident sent him home to recover. He helps Anna feel safe and comfortable in her new environment, just as he has always done for his men in strange, dangerous places. Meanwhile, he focuses on preparing for his future physical endurance test to prove that he is capable of returning to active duty.
Anna doesn’t talk about her past, and Nick doesn’t talk about his future therefore she is shocked to discover that his greatest wish is to return to active duty. She won’t love a man who may die on the job again. Intellectually, she knows that all life cycles end, but emotionally, she doesn’t know if she has the strength to support Nick.
This story is got my attention from the very first page. After reading the first couple of paragraphs, I was hooked. I had to know what was going on. Why was the heroine was there, and why she was so sad? The amount of character building the author did in only a few words was fantastic.
The writing was beautiful and descriptive, and I felt as though I was inside the heroine’s head while she lived through the things that were going on. She was starting a new life and hoping to be happy again someday, and because I was so caught up with her, I wanted the same thing.
The town she moved to was a small, delightful place, warm and friendly to everyone, including strangers. They took you into their hearts immediately. It was a place where folks were family. You mattered. And even when they butted in to your business, it was only with your best interests at heart.
The hero was a soldier who lived at a B&B and was injured physically and mentally. That they would meet and come together was a given, but it became more than that. They were both wounded spirits. As they spent time together, it was a lovely, warm and fun story. Everyone in the village helped them in their search for life again.
I couldn’t put the story down until I finished it. I wanted the both to be happy again. And although the story ended somewhat abruptly, I was satisfied with the finish. I think anyone looking for a sweet and warm romance will love this story.
When she isn’t writing she walks or bikes around the streets and parks in her neighborhood imagining complex worlds behind seemingly ordinary events.
Her first contemporary romance, Moving On A Prairie Romance is published by XoXo Publishing™ a division of Ninni Group Inc.
I have just been reading MOVING ON on my Kindle. It's lovely... -- a gentle, feel-good book with a nice variety of individualized characters and a positive over-all message. The familiar setting was a treat too. Congratulations! I would recommend it. - Mary Balogh: http://www.marybalogh.com/
“Moving On: A Prairie Romance” by Annette Bower In “Moving On: A Prairie Romance”, Annette Bower explores the redemptive power of affection. When we meet Nick and Anna, the characters at the centre of the novel, both are reeling from devastating personal tragedies, and both are fearful of making a connection that would open them to future pain. In the course of the novel, Nick and Anna slowly but surely learn to trust and to hope. Bower’s warm tale of the coming together of her two very likable protagonists is told with a keen eye and an understanding heart. This lake-side romance is perfect summer reading. ….Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn series. http://www.gailbowen.com/
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Thank you Book Lover for reading Moving On-A Prairie Romance with care and enjoyment and sharing your thoughts with your readers.Delete
What a great review. Sounds like a sweet, tender and loving story. The town sounds like one i would like to live in.ReplyDelete
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Thank you for dropping in at It's Raining Books and reading the review of Moving On-A Prairie Romance. I agree when you are surrounded by kindness in a community whether it is a small town, your neighborhood, a specific group of friends it is a good place to be.
A lovely, well-deserved review, Annette. I hope lots of people find it and read it and are intrigued enough to read the book. They won't be sorry.ReplyDelete
Thank you for dropping in today. Yes, it will be great when they read this review and give into the temptation to purchase Moving On-A Prairie Romance.
Nice review, MJ. It sounds like a sweet, scenic romance. Perfect escapist fiction!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for dropping and in reading the 4 flower review. Moving On-A Prairie Romance is a good afternoon in a romantic world.
I've always been intrigued by the Canadian prairies, and it sounds like there's a nice sense of place in this one...ReplyDelete
The Canadian priairies are a fascinating place to live. Sometimes where we live doesn't seem as intriguing to those of us who live here everyday. All landscapes reflects how we come to understand our place in the world.
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thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Your book sounds like a great read. Gale email@example.comReplyDelete
You are welcome for the giveaway. Thank you for reading MJ Thomas's review. I hope that if you have the chance you will think about reading Moving On-A Prairie Romance.
It's very exciting to read such a great review of a friend's book. It would definitely make me want to put it on my list to read, if it weren't already there!ReplyDelete
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You are definately in the contest for the give away.
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Great Review! I love reading about places where everyone is treated like family. Its just the type of places I like to visit.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping in at It's Raining Books. The book lover read Moving On-A Prairie Romance with care and attention.
When we feel loved and nurtured then we can grow and make the changes for ourselves and others. Nick and Anna were supported by a community which helped them make the necessary changes to start over.
You are welcome to learn about Regina Beach along with Anna and Nick.
Hope you join them one day on their journey.
I enjoyed the review. The book sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping in at It's Raining Books and reading the review. Yes, book lover has created interest in Moving On-A Prairie Romance.
Lovely review. Moving On sounds like a good summer read.ReplyDelete
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Moving On-A Prairie Romance is a book that will keep you good company on a summer day or a winter day all cozy and warm.
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