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Pack your bags (imaginary, of course) and get ready to set sail on a Caribbean cruise for a portion of your read.
She collides with her past; he lets go of his present...
will it be enough for a future together?
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Four years after losing her husband, Elizabeth Farefield’s mother-in-law still blames her for his death. Finding it difficult to move forward, she takes a Caribbean cruise to contemplate her future…bumping into the past.
Divorced for five years, Robert Burnhamwood is happy with his playboy ways until on a cruise, a chance meeting has him longing for something he hasn’t wanted since his first marriage...a monogamous relationship filled with love.
But when Robert’s youngest daughter retaliates against his new relationship, his oldest daughter takes up with a man against his wishes, and a rapist terrorizes her neighborhood putting his daughter at risk, a peaceful future with new found love may be beyond Elizabeth’s grasp.
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2016 RONE Award
“I’m pleased when a book captures me early and keeps my attention until the end and Up Close and Personal certainly did that. There are multiple plot lines to follow and enough action that kept me from wanting to put this book down!”
~ Patricia at Room With Books
“This book is well written, it was a real treat and I loved every page. I definitely recommend this one.”
“I cried, yes cried in this one. I felt the emotional journey with each and every character rang true. This is actually kind of two stories in one, as you have a separate plot line with Robert’s oldest daughter. Wonderful read.”
~ Musings From an Addicted Reader
“This gently unfolding story provides a look at the ups and downs of life when the family unit has been disrupted, by death, divorce, and fertility challenges. … The conflicts faced by the main characters are nicely detailed and the emotional impact of their decisions and their interactions with various individuals is portrayed with realism.”
~ The Reading Addict
"Parts of this book I enjoyed other parts seemed to fall a little short for me." ~ Felicia at Cocktails & Books