Monday, 11 May 2015

Review: Echoes From The Past by Grace Brannigan

A woman, a man and a child with nothing in common but their respective troubled pasts. Three wounded souls determined to survive alone until they realize all they need to heal is each other.

On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Christie reacts by running away, emotionally and physically. Down to her last twenty dollars, she’s determined to fulfill her dead sister’s last wish -- to locate their sister Judith who left home twenty years before.

Her quest brings her into the lives of Garrett, Judith’s husband, and the emotionally fragile Hannah, Judith’s daughter. Christie is devastated to learn Judith died two years before. When Christie insists on getting to know her niece, Garrett agrees on the condition she doesn’t reveal her identity. He hires her to work at his horse farm but what he doesn’t count on is the turmoil and hope Christie brings into their lives. Christie’s own emotional journey forces her to come to terms with her family’s alcoholism and her perception of herself.

Published by Questor Books
Terri's Thoughts

**I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads.  In return I will offer my honest review**

This story was better than I was expecting.  This was a case where I pre-judged the book by its cover.  I have to be honest.  The cover is horrible.  It really did not make me want to pick it up and read it.

Once I did start I was pleasantly surprised.  This was for the most part a good clean romance.  Yes there were a couple of steamy scenes however they were relatively tame compared to others in the genre.

Garrett and Christie had almost instant chemistry and Garrett's daughter Hannah was pretty cute.  As was expected their emotional baggage kept getting in the way of them finding their way to each other.  One perceived roadblock after another however one expects that in this type of read.  It did seem that it was Christie who had the most demons to overcome and that at times you just wanted to say get over it.  This story also stays true to theme of the male lead character being more compelling than the female.  This of course is only my opinion.

Overall I am glad that I had the opportunity to read this book and it was a good distraction for the daily grind.

About the Author

(From her Goodreads profile)

I'm a romance author and I love writing contemporary western romance, time travel romance, romantic short stories and fantasy faerie romance. I'm also writing Young Adult fantasy.

I currently have all my stories available at Amazon and everywhere you can read books on electronic devices. Women of Character series on Kindle and Smashwords, Echoes from the Past, Once and Always, Heartstealer, Wishing on a Rodeo Moon. The Women of Strength is a time travel trilogy, Once Upon a Remembrance, Soulmates Through Time and Treasure So Rare.

Faeries Lost is Find Me, Whisper Me and Hear me.

I have been a reader and writer as long as I can recall. It's something in my blood and the words just have to be put down.

I live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of NY. I have a wide variety of interests. I custom paint barn murals, shoes and art on silk. As you can see -- where my interest lies, that's where I go in life. I am never bored.

Twitter:  GBranniganWritr


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