Saturday, June 27, 2015

London Tides

London Tides by Carla Laureano
Reviewed by Lori Twichell
Radiant Lit Blog Tours
Genre: Romance
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date: June 1, 2015

Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?

Carla Laureano is the author of the RITA® award-winning romance Five Days in Skye as well as London Tides and the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C. E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

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Note: I received this book as part of the London Tides blog tour from Radiant Lit.  I received no compensation for this review and only received a copy of the book for review purposes.

I truly enjoyed this author, I have read both the books (London Tides and Five Days in Skye).  The author has a way of putting you right into the lives of the characters she has created.    
In her second book London Tides, she directly deals with PTSD, something that most people just don’t understand.   Carla Laurenao, has done a wonderful job of showing us how it does affect a person. 
After reading her novels I know why these books have won awards, she is an excellent author.  I like the fact that the author lets the characters rely on God, and brings Him into the story line.
In her book London Tides, we find the characters Grace (who is suffering from PTSD) and Ian, in this story we wait to see if Grace will put her career ahead of romance once again. 
This book is an easy read, one that the reader will not want to put down.

I look forward to more books from this author.  This book comes highly recommended.

Review copy provided by the publisher. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

From The Start

From the Start (Walker Family Book #1)Kate writes romance movie scripts for a living, but she's stopped believing “true love” is because in real life real life. Kate was hurt bad by her last love, Kate is thrown into situation with former quarterback Colton Greene, former NFL quarter back and is asked to write his biography.   Could a new friendship Colton Greene renew her faith?
This is a good novel.  It was fun to read, easy to relate to the characters. The author brings you to situations that all of us have had to deal with in our lives.

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”