Friday, July 31, 2015

Blog Tour Review: A Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon Collection

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The ANNETTE LYON COLLECTION contains brand new contemporary romance novella OUR SONG, as well as five hand-picked readers’ and reviewers’ favorites of Annette’s popular Timeless Romance Anthology novellas. Readers will love this selection of three contemporary and three historical romance novellas.

OUR SONG -  Cassie and Matt have been dating for two years and things are, well, average.  When Cassie meets up with two college friends who are visiting, their love lives sound like fairy tales.  Cassie goes home feeling like she's missing out.  Maybe it's time to move on.  But then she discovers that her friends relationships aren't as rosy as she thought.  Now she can only hope it isn’t too late to show Matt how much she really cares.  A very sweet charming romance novella!

GOLDEN SUNRISE - Natalie flies to Vegas for her best friend's wedding.  Sierra and Jason, high-school sweethearts, are finally getting married.  Fortunately for Natalie, her old high-school flame, Adam, has a work commitment and can't be there as best man.  But when she arrives at the wedding rehearsal - late and ragged - Adam is there.  Will these two high-school sweethearts find a second chance at love or is the hurt of the past too much?  A sweet novella about second chance love!

FIRSTS AND LASTS, an enchanting novella, begins with Dani’s last week in New York. She’s failed in her dreams to catch a break as an actress and is now ready to return home and dust herself off. As she visits the places on her final to-see list, she meets Mark, another New York City transplant with big dreams. Except Mark hasn’t given up on his. As they spend the day together, Dani realizes that even though she hasn’t hit the “big time” she might be living her dream after all. Only problem: she has a one-way ticket back home.  I loved this novella about a chance meeting that turns into a dream romance!

WAR OF HEARTS - Anna, a journalist, is heartbroken and still in love with her now-former boyfriend Pete.  She is desperate to escape the magazine where he also works.  When Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland, she's grateful for the chance to get away.  She arrives at a snowy Finnish battlefront only to discover that Pete is already there - as her photographer.  She's determined to be professional about the situation until a battle breaks out in camp, putting her and Pete in harm's way and putting their love to the test.  A touching historical romance that will melt your heart!

BETWEEN THE LINES - Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men.  When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find true friendship.  When Thomas Allred is alerted to the fact that the letter-writing program is not going as smoothly as expected and that Jane will be the one, once again, that will be hurt by this, he takes Jane's name for the exchange.  Not expecting anything other than friendship, Thomas creates a secret persona for the letter writing.  Thomas has always known shy and quiet Jane, but reading her letters opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is.  The only trouble is, Jane doesn't know that the man who she is falling in love with through letters is also Thomas, the man who is falling in love with her in person.  A charming and captivating novella that I really enjoyed!

A TASTE OF HOME - In this charming novella, we meet Clair Jennings, who's on her way to spend Christmas with her family.  As she rides the train with William Rhodes, who grew up across the street, memories of Christmas past flood her mind.  He may be twenty-one now, but she can't forget his torturous teasing from their school years.  At the rail station, Clair discovers that her home is under quarantine because her little brother has measles.  She's stuck in town. away from her family, on her favorite holiday.  William stays behind with her, and as Christmas Day approaches and her homesickness deepens, she discovers that perhaps he has changed in more ways than one.  I liked this sweet story about a boy who has to prove he's now a grown man willing to do anything to show his love.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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About the author:

Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, the recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction and the author of ten novels, a cookbook, and a grammar guide as well as over a hundred magazine articles. She’s part of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, a senior editor at Precision Editing Group, and a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English. When she’s not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.

Amazon Link: Annette Lyon Collection 
Annette's Author Goodreads page: Author Annette Lyon


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