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From Glowing Embers

Book 1, Tales of the Pacific

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Former lovers are reunited as a hurricane approaches the island of Oahu.

Once, Julianna was plain Julie Ann, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks
who dared to love the son of the town's most powerful family. Gray loved
her, too, and married her to give their unborn child a name, but sometimes
love isn't enough. Ten years later they meet again. She is successful,
beautiful, and certain that a decade ago he betrayed her, but despite their
painful past, both are helpless to deny a love that never died.   As secrets
are slowly revealed and new and surprising friendships develop with other
refugees from the storm, the past and present come together in one
tumultuous explosion.

From Glowing Embers is the first book of a four book series set among four
islands in the Pacific.  Smoke Screen, Rainbow Fire and Out of the Ashes
follow, featuring characters introduced here.

Customer Reviews

From Glowing Embers

An enjoyable read, good story, and beautiful setting.

Meant to be together

First published in 1988 this is an oldie but goodie; first of four books series. This is a story of second chances after confronting the past. A decade filled with suffering, misunderstandings, guilt, and anger. A love that came too soon for a couple not ready for it. The writing makes you feel. I was drawn into the story. I felt involved in their life and also felt their grief. This is the first book of Emilie Richards that I have read. I look forward to reading future books by her.

Wonderful beginning to a new series

The main characters in this book are Gray and Julianna/Julie Ann. It’s a story about the rich golden boy and the girl considered white trash by the town.
They met when they were young and formed a friendship which neither expected to flourish.
Life throws them some curveballs and after she disappeared 10 years ago, they meet again after Gray finds her. Both want closure, since their issues were never resolved.
But what draws me to this book is much more than the storyline.
Society tends to judge people by their status i and some might not understand that we are all equal. Also, when you are young , the obstacles we encounter can overwhelm us, and figures of authority might scare us as well. Lack of communication, assumptions, and heartaches make matters worse. As we get older we wonder if things might have been different had we had the maturity, and confidence that we now possess.
Will these two have a happy ending? Read the story and experience their journey. It’s part of a series , but is a standalone. Though I am ready to search for book 2.

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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jul 11, 2013
  • Publisher: Emilie Richards
  • Seller: Emilie Richards
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Tales of the Pacific
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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