Not All Beer And Skittles
The Art Of Loving You by Amelia Henley is a simply beautiful story of love. It is a love that radiates throughout the novel, escaping to envelop the reader. It is a love that swoops up all in its embrace. And it is a love that will never die.
There is an eclectic mix of characters who are all in need of love – some have loved and lost, others have never been loved. One life unites all the characters. One life brings them all together. One life knows how to love well.
We see a sacrificial love – a love that always puts others before self. It is a life of love that leaves a fragrance of love in its awake.
The book is also a study of loss. “I don’t know who I am without him.” Loss hurts, consumes and makes us feel guilty for what we said or didn’t say.
Love Will Find A Way
The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley is the most beautiful contemporary story about love.
There are many types of love. We witness a romantic love between a couple. Life is not always plain sailing but we see that love goes deep. We see a marriage that is strained at times by life but the love never weakens. It is a love that will never die.
Long lasting friendships produce love. That is a love that will drop everything to offer support in an hour of need.
Parental love goes deep. No matter how old our children are, we always want to heal their hearts and make life better for them.
The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen is a fabulous compulsive contemporary psychological thriller that I just could not put down.
Louise Jensen lures the reader into the story from the start as we immediately feel sympathy for the characters. We begin asking questions as to what has happened to damage these young adults beyond repair.
The story is told from several alternating points of view. It is set ‘then’ and ‘now.’ Pieces of the puzzle are revealed bit by bit. There were times that were truly horrifying as my skin crawled while my heart broke for the three young sisters. I wanted to gather them up and wrap them in love.
There were moments when I literally gasped out loud. The action was definitely creepy at times as I had goose bumps.
Wow, Just Wow!
The Family by Louise Jensen is a gripping,
compulsive and absolutely brilliant psychological thriller. It had me consumed
and questioning from the start.
The beginning of the book is from the end of
the story. It drew me in as I wanted to know what had led up to this point.
The novel is told from alternating points of
view. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with the characters – or so I
thought – my line of reasoning proved to be incorrect!
Everyone has secrets, secrets that they want or
need to protect. Sooner or later secrets will come out, some with disastrous
We all want to belong. We may feel isolated.
“In a world where everyone was thinner, happier and more popular than I was.”
We want a family who will love and care for us. Just how far would you go to
protect your family?