New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney tells the story of first love/only love. Laura Blake has been in love with her next door neighbor, Alex Weston, ever since she was a child. The Seven Years War separated them, however, and in the intervening years, Alex lost his... show more
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney tells the story of first love/only love. Laura Blake has been in love with her next door neighbor, Alex Weston, ever since she was a child. The Seven Years War separated them, however, and in the intervening years, Alex lost his youthful enthusiasm for life while Laura grew into a woman more certain than ever of her feelings. Alex returned home from the war horribly scarred, and it is his attitude about his disfigurement and his resultant reclusive life that poses the greatest threat to their happiness. Laura manages to convince Alex of the power of love. But then, fate steps in and separates them once again. RT KISS Award
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 1995
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
A little bit after the middle, these two admitted their love for each other. Alas, fate is obviously plotting to force them apart and there's some trial/adventure they must pass before they live HEA. I couldn't care less, so I'm stopping here. The first half was good though, but not very good even i...
There is nothing really wrong with the book, it's all good but it just isn't that fun to read. Ranney tells you the story instead of letting you experience it.
The melodrama was just too much for me - the crippled and severely disfigured hero, the impulsive and immature heroine, the over-the-top evil stepmother. I couldn't believe that the servants at the hero's house didn't recognize the heroine and "out" her when she went to work as a maid at the hero's ...
3.5I first read this book several years back, and was blown away by it. It reminded me very much of a Judith McNaught book, in the wide-eyed innocence of the heroine and the jaded hero just waiting for the one who can "see" him as he really is. First published in 1995, it was Ranney's first publishe...