Spring Rain (iBooks Edition)
Three Romantic Women’s Fiction Novels
Mary Campisi and Others
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Immerse yourself in three full length romantic women’s fiction novels from some of the most beloved authors in the genre – more than 800 pages of emotionally uplifting, heartfelt family drama—where falling in love is only part of the story…
ALASKAN DAWN – By Edie Claire
Overachieving attorney Haley Olson has always done the responsible thing. So when her twin sister Micah needs a surrogate mother, Haley willingly volunteers. Like most feats the capable workaholic attempts, her pregnancy goes perfectly... until the results of prenatal testing threaten to tear Micah’s marriage apart.
Pregnant, overworked, and driven to the end of her rope by the neediness of the sister and widowed mother who depend on her, Haley seeks refuge with a week’s vacation on the Alaskan coast. As she soaks up the serenity of the unexpectedly vast and beautiful wilderness, Haley finds something else she doesn’t expect -- deep feelings for the wildlife-loving boat captain who reminds her how to laugh.
With her unborn niece or nephew on the way and thousands of miles of ocean between their lives and careers, Haley and Ben settle for a friendship. But back home in California, the emptiness in her heart refuses to heal, and when her pregnancy takes a frightening turn Haley must examine what really matters -- and rediscover the childhood dream she never realized she had lost.
THE COLOR OF HEAVEN – by Julianne MacLean
A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.
PULLING HOME – Mary Campisi
It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.
Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.
When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.
This iBooks Edition contains:
The Proposal, a bonus scene in Alaskan Dawn by Edie Claire
Alternate Point of View: Kirk Duncan, a bonus scene in The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean
Secrets Inside Christian and Audra's Marriage, a bonus scene in Pulling Home by Mary Campisi
Loved this book!
Spring Rain, an anthology of stories by Edie Claire, Julianne Maclean, and Mary Campsi, is a must for anyone who likes to hear the back-story, the details of the past that brought people to the point they are today. Maclean's is particularly poignant with the heroine's trip to heaven to clarify who she is and what her future should be.
These women are a trio of fine storytellers. Not only are the stories uplifting, but they are interesting and full of detail and nuance. There is romance, but there is also depth of character, plenty of detail, and interesting situations.
I highly recommend this book for those days you need positive and interesting interactions with characters in a book.
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Three amazing stories by three equally amazing authors.
Edie Claire's "Alaska Dawn" takes you on an emotional rollercoaster of family obligations, selflessness, and fulfillment. Haley and Ben's story is heartfelt. The ups and downs, twists and turns, and finally smooth sailing are all interesting to witness and experience through this romantic story. The scenic settings of the story makes you want to visit all the locations. From Alaska, to Hawaii, to California all the locations are beautiful in different ways.
Julianne MacLean's "The Color of Heaven" is a dynamic generational family story. Sofie's life was everything she had dreamed it could be, until it wasn't. Trying to move on while grieving she is faced with some hard decisions. Sophie's understanding of her mother's story helps her move on with her life. Heaven on earth, faith in what happens after death, and miracle's make up the fabric of this wonderful story.
Mary Campisi's "Pulling Home" is another family centered story set in small town. All the traditional small town elements are there: everyone knows everyone's business, social standing, right and wrong side of the tracks, churches, and stereotypes about each of them. I just kept thinking, you can't make this stuff up, reality is better than someone's imagination. Then I realize it really is someone's imagination. I loved all three stories. Great collection.