Saturday, April 14, 2012

Life Is More Than Candy Hearts

Life Is More Than Candy Hearts with stories by Lisa Bilbrey, Laura Braley, and Michele Richard

About The Book:
The Candy Collection: Life is More Than Candy Hearts, A Valentine's Day collection of short stories by Michele Richard, Lisa Bilbrey, And Laura Braley. Changes of the Heart: When you're left with nothing at all, all you have left is to rebuild. Can losing everything bring two people together to make a new family? Gabe lost his family on 9/11 and himself in the process. Juliette was left homeless with a small child after the child's father abandoned them. Will an icy collision bring these two to a happily ever after or are they too broken? Life's Unexpected Gifts: With the recent loss of her father, Emma Dawson struggled to get through each day. When she starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer, she’s forced to reevaluate everything she thought she knew. Will she be able to open her heart to the mystery man of her dreams, or will a blast from the past sweep her off her feet? Could they be one in the same? Smoky Rooms: Chance Lassiter is a former rock star on the verge of a new start, after he let the excesses of the music industry lure him into ruin the first time around. Lindsay Brandon is a former actress trying to rediscover the person she once was before a change of circumstances forced her to make a decision that destroyed her spirit. A series of mistakes and bad choices have brought their lives to where they are. Can a chance meeting filled with introspection, one lonely night in a smoke-filled corner bar, help them accept the mistakes from their pasts and move toward the future together?

My Thoughts:
This is a quick read of the three stories. A nice "beach read" for the summer. In each story, by different authors, you are rooting for the main characters to get it right and get together. Some of the stories are quite predictable, but very enjoyable to read. A nice collection of romance stories for all those swayed by sentiment.

About The Authors:
Lisa Bilbrey is an avid writer of both short stories and full-length novels. A mother to three and wife, she loves to read and spend time with her family.
As the daughter of a retired sailor from the United States Navy, Laura Braley has lived all over the United States, but currently calls Virginia Beach, Virginia home. Laura describes her motivation to write, "I have to write. It's like breathing to me. All of these characters are bouncing around in my head, dying to tell me their stories. I just give them a voice." The mother of four and a grandmother of one, when Laura isn't writing and taking care of her family, she is also pursuing a Master's Degree.
Michele Richard is the proud mother of 2 daughters. Married since 1997 to a wonderful husband, who for 25 years has been her best friend and supporter. Author of Mocked by Destiny and Mocked by Faith.

I recieved a complimentary review copy of this book from Renaissance Romance Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review, Hayley! We so appreciate it.


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