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Monday, April 8, 2013

With Eyes of Love

I had the pleasure of reading With Eyes of Love a couple years ago. The story is a historical romance set in the south after Pearl Harbor. I read through the book so quickly, and by the end was sobbing at the beautiful, pure and real love between Bunny and Jackson.

I've always been a mystery and suspense nut--never thought of myself as a romance or historical reader. But this story really tugged at the passion and soul-mate side of my heart.

And, of course, I love all things Hawaiian, so the fact that it had a huge tie to Pearl Harbor totally peaked my interest. I know you'll enjoy this amazing story and hope you'll take the time to read this book:

Barbara (Bunny) Richardson lives a perfect life. Wonderful family, amazing voice, and very handsome, very wealthy fiancĂ©. But it doesn’t take long for her to realize he will always make decisions that benefit only him and his business. Barbara will never know the desires of her heart, only that she will be the beautiful woman on his arm. Then, when traveling with her family, Barbara is stranded in a flood in Tennessee, and the handsome man who comes to her rescue turns her perfect life into chaos. Two years later, when they find their paths have crossed again, Jackson, holed up in his room, refuses to meet with her. How could she love a burned and scarred freak, a remnant of Pearl Harbor’s destruction? A man who didn’t save a seventeen-year-old seaman who was counting on him? But Barbara has other ideas. She intends to shame the pity party out of Jackson and when that doesn’t work, she tries a dangerous game of making him jealous at his sister’s wedding. How deep is beauty? And do we get the chance to see real beauty with eyes of love?

 Book Two, Always, Abby, releases this month! It's another beautiful historical with Barbara's sister, Abigail, at the center of the story. This one takes a look at a concentration camp orphan and the sincere love Abby has for the child:

When Abigail Richardson visits the Judge family in Tennessee, the war is winding down, and Abby hopes to catch a peek of their youngest son and her pen pal for the last six years since they were stranded in the flood, William Judge. As he steps from the train and walks right toward her, her heart flutters in her chest. Yet, Will keeps on walking, all the way to the redhead beyond her. Jeannine. As he introduces the small orphan, Henryk, that he’s brought back from the concentration camp in Germany, Jeannine makes it clear she doesn’t plan to be a readymade mother. Abby, on the other hand, takes “Hank” directly to her heart, and it’s Will who sees more than just a freckle-faced pen pal. Abby’s all grown up. But what of his promise of marriage to Jeannine?

Linda's Bio: Linda, married with three grown children and three grandchildren, is a complete triple-A personality. How else would she find time to write as well as be an agent for Hartline Literary Agency? She loves any and every thing about the written word and loves when families pass stories along through the generations. If she isn't writing or putting together a contract, you'll find her taking a relaxing bath with her e-reader in hand. Her background in karate, soccer and the Air Force has allowed her to meet a lot of "characters" along the way. If you find a strange and weird character in one of her books, watch it! It might be you!!!

Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting!

The Hawaiian Island Detective Club
Book One—Pineapples in Peril
Available NOW!
Book Two—Menehunes Missing
Available NOW!
Book Three—Ukuleles Undercover
RELEASES August 14, 2013

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    1. You would know, 'cause I know how hard you work, Normandie!! Thanks for visiting, commenting and supporting me and Linda! Aloha! --Cheryl

  2. Wonderful post (as always!), Cheryl. ALL of these books (both yours and Linda's) are wonderful. What prolific and talented ladies you two are :-) I am SO proud and happy to be associated with you.


    1. You're soooooo sweet, Deb! And I am honored to be standing right beside you in this publishing journey!!! Aloha --Cheryl


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