Monthly Archives: May 2016

Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding London Wall Publishing ISBN 978-0-9926718-8-4

The year is 1950 and Alexandra de Falla, an author, is living in London with her aunt. Her mother died when she was young and her mostly absent Spanish father lives on his family’s property in Andalucía. After he unexpectedly comes to see her, she accepts his invitation to visit Spain where she will meet his new wife and their daughter-her half sister. She hoped the family would welcome her, but this is not what happens. Only her grandmother and one cousin are welcoming. The reality she discovers is that she has entered into a world of secrets, intrigue and frightening customs. Despite this, she experiences a passion she has never known before once she meets the mysterious Salvador Cervantes de Rueda. Even though he shares her passion he adamantly wants her to return to London. He tells her they have no future together and she is in danger if she stays in Andalucía. Time after time, Alexandra refuses to leave even though Salvador continues to push her away. Can she convince this perplexing man that they can be together?

The author has woven an exciting and engrossing story. She brings alive a world of bull fighting, gypsies and fascinating cultures all set in a stunning landscape. I found this novel to be an elegantly written love story and well worth reading.

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Second Chances by Pat Smith; Bethany House; ISBN 978-0-7642-1284-0

In Pat Smith’s book, Second Chances, she offers encouragement and inspiration.  She shares her own story and that of some of the women she knows who have found the strength to continue on despite overwhelming obstacles and pain.  She writes eloquently and with sensitivity. I found this to be an insightful and moving book.  Highly recommended.

I received this book for free from Bethany House and the opinions expressed are my own.

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