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review 2017-08-09 04:47
Rezension | Tinte in Wasser
Tinte in Wasser: Erzählungen - Bella Bender

Meine Meinung

 

Mit „Tinte in Wasser“, einer Sammlung realistischer Lebenssituationen im Kurzgeschichtenformat, begeht die junge Autorin Bella Bender ihr Debüt.

In insgesammt fünf Erzählungen widmet sich die Autorin den unterschiedlichsten Persönlichkeiten und ihren ergreifenden Lebensgeschichten. Dabei schildert sie äußerst realistisch mit welchen Ängsten, Problemen und Hoffnungen die Charaktere ringen.

 

In der ersten Geschichte „Nur ein Treffen“ begegenen sich die alten Bekannten Iola und Bastian nach vielen Jahren wieder. Es wird ein Blick in die Vergangenheit und die seither getroffenen Entscheidungen geworfen. Dabei treten die Wünsche und Neigungen des ehemaligen Liebespaares zu Tage und führen zu einer Reflektion.

 

„Galerie“ ist die längste Kurzgeschichte in dieser Sammmlung und hat mir mit Abstand am besten gefallen. Es werden gleich mehrere Charaktere beleuchtet, vom geschäftstüchtigen Galeristen und seiner Frau über den unzufriedenen Assistenen bis hin zum Künstler und dessen jüngeren Freundin. Dies bietet eine große Palette an Konfliktmöglichkeiten die von der Autorin auf die Spitze getrieben werden.

 

In der Geschichte „Hochzeitstag“ feiert ein Ehepaar seinen dreißigsten Hochzeitstag. Der Plot ist dabei wahrlich vom Klischee behaftet. Die Eheleute haben sich auseinander gelebt und während sie schweigend zusammen sitzen, überschlagen sich ihre Gedanken. Macht es Sinn die Ehe aufgrund der Sicherheit die diese verspricht weiterhin aufrecht zu erhalten?

 

In den zwei letzten Geschichten „Endhaltestelle“ und „Es geht mir gut“ geht es um intensive Gefühle und Trauer.

 

Obwohl ich nicht der große Fan von kurzen Erzählungen bin hat mich Bella Benders Debüt gut unterhalten. Durch die lebensnahen Geschichten fühlt man sich den Protagonisten schnell nahe und schlüpft in diverse Emotionen und Denkweisen.

Zu diesem schlichten und dennoch ergreifenden Erstlingswerk kann man der Autorin nur gratulieren.

 

Fazit

 

„Tinte in Wasser“ lädt zu einer Reise durch Gedanken, Gefühle und Emotionen ein, die zum schweifen verleitet.

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-tinte-in-wasser-von-bella-bender
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review 2017-07-28 04:24
Quick read with a cliffhanger
Velvet Ivy (The Nighthawks MC Book 1) - Bella Knight

This was an interesting quick read. Ivy is striving for a better future than her current one. She is strong and smart, and helps those around her. I liked her character, but it does not end with this book. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the ending.

I received a copy of this book as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2017-07-12 15:49
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Bella Andre

I fell in love with Summer Lake when we first visited there with the Sullivans. I loved so many of the residents and was excited to see they would get their very own stories in a spin-off series. Christie Hayden was one of those characters I really wanted to know more about and I'm so glad to get her story in Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You.

 

When we first met Christie, she  had been engaged to her best friend Wesley Kane, but they have since called off the wedding and the next day Wesley disappeared to leave Christie to handle the inn and his family. He also make Christie promise not to share the real reason for them ending their engagement. I love that Christie is such a great friend to everyone she meets. Christie is such a strong person who is truly only loving to find her true love and happiness.

 

Enter Wesley's older brother Liam, who has sold his business, is only back in Summer Lake because he was coming home for Christie and Wesley's wedding. As he has been traveling out of the country he never received the letter Wesley sent him about the cancellation of the wedding. As Liam has a very stressful relationship with his parents, he tends to stay away from Summer Lake. However, once he meets Christie, there is no way he can leave, even if it means being around his parents again.

 

I loved seeing Liam change the more time his spent around Christie. She does as well, as Liam challenges Christie to face her fears along the way, but Liam finally seems to find the means to forgive his mom thanks to Christie. Liam and Christie had amazing chemistry and yet there was also a sweetness about them that totally made me sign when I thought of them as a couple.Yes mistakes between them are made, but they each went big in the end to show how much they loved one another.

 

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You was another winner from Bella Andre. Once again Ms. Andre made me fall in love with the setting as well as the couple in the center of the story. I loved that Christie and Liam's romance was front and center, yet the entire Kane family was also the focus as we learned about three generations in Summer Lake. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You gave me all the feels and I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance.

 

Rating: 5 stars (A-)

 

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review 2017-07-09 00:00
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Bella Andre

The first Sullivan stole my heart and those Maverick Billionaires staked a claim on my soul. However, I've realized neither hold a candle to the citizens of Summer Lake. The classics meet modern fairytales. Ms. Andre has a talent for blending these two styles and hitting the JACKPOT, more often the not. The central ingredient is the heart. She builds her stories about what makes us most vulnerable. Our emotions! That's why her stories are easy to relate to and hard not to fall in love with. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You is a triple threat. The atmosphere is inviting, the characters are enticing and the tale, itself is breathtaking. We all dream of finding a love that endures. For a little girl the experience begins the minute we open our first fairytale. For men, it may take a bit longer and be hidden much deeper, but the feeling is still there. But will we take the risk? In my opinion that's what makes a Bella Andre novel so special. It appeals to the dreamer in us all.

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review 2017-06-04 12:44
Review: Dominion (Gods and Slaves, #1) by Nicholas Bella
Dominion (Gods and Slaves Series Book 1) - Heidi Ryan,Nicholas Bella

 

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Great start of this series!!! I'm looking forward to more.

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