Wednesday, July 13, 2011
On My Nightstand - Hidden Affections by Delia Parr
She leaves town, hoping to make a new life for herself when the unthinkable occurs. Her life goes from bad to worse when she and Harrison Graymoor, a fellow rider, are forced to marry at gunpoint to "defend her honor."
They make their way back to Philadelphia, vowing to get an annulment. Since Harrison is wealthy, he doesn't expect it to be a problem. Alas, nothing about this situation is easy, and their "marriage" lasts longer than either of them anticipated. Is it long enough for them to fall in love?
First of all, I'd like to thank my writing buddy and friend, Karen Lange, of Write Now, for blessing me with this book. The lady has good taste in reading material.
I loved this story from start to finish and couldn't imagine how the author would ever get these two characters out of trouble. When I thought everything was about to work out, she'd create another crisis.
This must be the year of great cover art. You don't get the full impact from this picture, but it's stunning. In my opinion, real people on covers create a more lifelike effect.
Be prepared with tissues for a good cry at the end. Delia Parr's storytelling will send me on a search for more of her work.
When was the last time a book elicited a strong emotional reaction from you? Has anyone ever told you one of your books, articles, poems, or devotionals touched them on that level? What about cover art? Real people or a drawing?
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher provided this book. The opinions expressed are mine, which holds true with all my recommendations.