What Would You Do If You Were Left In The Zoo? won a 2012 Best Picture Book of the Year Award from Gypsy Publications.
SEDUCTION OF THE LONELY HEART REVIEWS
AllBooks Reviews by Cheryl Ellis
Although categorized as romance/fiction this novel speaks the truth. Without forgiveness there is no closure, without closure there is no future.
Alexavier LaRoice is the son of a well-respected shipbuilder. At a young age he is seduced by a married woman. When he learns of her marital status he is devastated and ends the relationship, before knowing that she is with child. The experience leaves him bitter, convinced there was love for everyone else except him. Alex promises an old family friend and local doctor to protect his daughters Isabelle and Rochelle while he is away. Alex, his brother Samuel and the two sisters had been childhood playmates; there was already caring feelings present. Alex vows to protect them against anyone attempting to steal the family heirloom, a valuable Ruby Dagger. Orchestrating a devious plan to do just that at all cost, is the doctor's own brother and young Rochelle's fiance. Rochelle and Alex's daughter is kidnapped, thus begins the journey across England to Scotland, pursuing their rescue and becoming involved with two warring clans. Passions are ignited during the dangerous yet exciting adventure and Alex's mistrust threatens to destroy the growing feelings of love. There are several trails to follow in this tale so you will want to read through to the conclusion.
This book is well written and brings several related stories to the end with logical and enticing progression. Renee Hand, the author has a talent for creating a sense of familiarity between the reader and the characters. She releases her creative and passionate nature in her well thought out stories. Renee Hand has already produced an award winning novel, Magic Hearts and I am quite sure we will be hearing from her again. I would recommend this novel as a great read. Reviewer Cheryl Ellis, Allbook Reviews
Our New Book Review and Spotlight Winner
Award winning author Renee Hand's Seduction of the Lonely Heart is an epic tale of love, betrayal, greed and healing. Isabelle's sister Rochelle is kidnapped and held for ransom for a priceless jeweled dagger. She is reunited with a childhood friend, Alexavier LaRoice, who offers his assistance in pursuit of the kidnappers, and the safe return of Rochelle. Their search takes them across England and into Scotland and places them in danger along the way from the devious gang determined to obtain the dagger, by any means. Isabelle and Alexavier find each other irresistibly attracted to each other and as their relationship rekindles, must deal with a betrayal in Alexavier's past.
A moving love story filled with danger, desire, heartbreak and love. Excellent! Steamy! The second winner in a row!
Tina Moore, editor5(at)newbookreviews.org
MAGIC HEARTS REVIEWS
The following review will be posted at
www.lighthouseliteraryreviews.com under June 2006.
FOUR AND A HALF BEACON REVIEW FOR MAGIC HEARTS
by Renee Hand
Helena knows that in order to save her life and the
lives of her twins she must flee the husband she has
betrayed. Eighteen years later what she knows of her
family is true of her children. Corinne is gifted with
the power of healing and Patrik possesses super
strength. Thankfully Rolin, Helena's abusive husband
is dead and she knows he can't use the childrens
powers to do evil.
Corinne has been pledged to marry a man she barely
knows and certainly doesn't love. In desperation, she
convinces her father to allow her to look for her own
suitor on a trip to her Aunt's house. It is here where
fate will intersect and bring a new love into Corinne's
life and an old enemy back into her mother's.
Magic Hearts was an extremely well written historical
romance novel. I was impressed to see the language was
appropriate without being terribly dated. I love to
read about a strong heroine with her own ideals.
Couple that with a devilishly handsome suitor and you
have a great read. For a debut novel, this one was a
winner. I expect to see much more from Renee Hand in
Reviewed by: C.C.
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