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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lovely Strings by Regina Russell

Publisher:  Abner Publishing
Release Date:  December 26, 2012
Pages:  414
Lovely Strings by Regina Russell About the Book:  The bridge is out and the women are stranded. If the lawyer can't get to them how are they going to find out why they were summoned to the cabin in the woods? They were told there was a will but the women are strangers and don't know anyone who has died. 
One of them has an idea: Let's tell our stories. We're bound to connect in some way and maybe then we can figure out what's going on and who brought us here. After all, they reason: We're not going anywhere and it continues to rain.
Not everyone likes the plan though, especially when revealing things about their past is involved. And who is not telling everything she knows?
One of them even wonders, "Can you inherit something bad?" 
Finally, some of the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together for the women as they share their stories of romance and heartache. Secrets kept for years are exposed and friendships are formed. A lost love is discovered and relationships once thought gone forever are renewed in this inspirational and intriguing novel.
And all this time, there is someone waiting-waiting and longing to be found but no one even knows they exist.

Wanda's Review:  This is a book I read awhile back, but I'm still thinking about it.  Lovely Strings was a beautiful, powerful, and soul -stirring book. The writer effortlessly weaves together the lives of seven women, creating a powerful web of deceit, lies, and misdeeds. But, also included is the stunning power of love and redemption. This is a very complex, multi-layered story, but the individual stories come together beautifully. The author has a unique and clever style that clearly communicates the story. There is a brief description of the main characters in the front of the book that I found so helpful. 

The seven women all receive a letter from a law firm stating that each is a beneficiary of a bequest from an anonymous person. They are all summoned to a cabin in the woods for the reading of the will, but there is a bad storm. The bridge into the cabin is blocked by a fallen tree and they become stranded. They are an eclectic group of women who are thrown together in a cabin, but have no idea how their lives might tie together. Who is the benefactor? What, if anything, do they have in common?

The women begin to reflect on their lives, telling their personal stories and startling revelations unfold. The story becomes an adventure with the camaraderie of the women and the mystery of it all. How can one human being alter the lives of so many?

The story has an intriguing group of characters that will capture your heart with a lot of twists, turns, and surprises to be found throughout. The tempo of the storyline picks up early on and I was taken in from the beginning through the end. The writer clearly knows the human heart, which is portrayed in her writing. Lovely Strings has a powerful message, It speaks to the heart about redemption, hope, and new beginnings. 


 Take the time to read this book - you will not be disappointed. An amazing read that will evoke many emotions. I highly recommend. My rating is 4 stars.
Note: I received a complementary copy of this book for an honest review. The opinions shared in this review are solely my own.  More of my reviews are posted on http://www.reviewfromhere.com
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