Feather's Last Dance
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
If she stopped pretending to be fearless, fear would gobble her up.
Faith Featherstone has never really gotten it together. In trouble since she was a teen, she suddenly is faced with the chance to start over again. Five years ago she gave up her baby, giving him to her sister to raise. When her sister and brother-in-law are lost at sea, guardianship of Faith's son returns to her. But can she keep him? Because Matthew's real father believes himself to be the boy's uncle and is fighting to take the boy from her. Being thrown together makes old sparks fly, but her past deceit lies between them. Can she prove she can be a good mother? And what will happen if Justin finds out he's not an uncle, but rather a father?
My Opinion: This was a pretty good book with a rekindled love. There were a lot of lies for the couple to overcome and definite differences to reconcile. But the sparks still fly and make it exciting right from the start. It was done well, mostly believable and fun. Justin is strong, prideful and at the core a good man. Faith is a little harder to relate to, but is a good character as well. Matthew, though five, acts more like he's two or three, but he's still cute. I would have liked a little more action, but it was a good, relaxing read with lots of fun scenes.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
Here is her review:
Four years ago, Ellie had her heart broken by Lane Walker. Unable to deal with the tabloids and public exposure his new-found fame involved, she left. But she left without telling him she was pregnant. When he didn't come after her, she believed she had made the right choice. But now the tabloids have Lane engaged, the same day he shows up on her doorstep. How will he react when he finds out he has a daughter? And will she have the willpower to stay away from him? Lane Walker never fell out of love with Ellie, even after she had abandoned him. He wants to have her back, and is taken aback at the existence of his daughter. Perhaps they can be a family - but only if he can convince Ellie to trust him. If not, will he lose her again?
My Opinion: It thought this was a good read, though a bit unexpected. Without a ton of action in the book, the author still maintains much of the momentum by expertly reliving the past and keeping their struggles current and interesting. There was no boring repetition, but rather a more mature look back on past mistakes and the realization that they must try to forgive and move on. Ellie was a good character, torn by love and abandonment. Lane was sensitive and caring, though determined to make her trust him. Their love is sweet and fun, with enough other characters and twists to keep things interesting. Overall, a good book.