Friday, May 31, 2013

Sleeping in Eden by Nicole Baart

He's afraid his marriage might be over; when his wife had a stillborn baby, she has never really recovered from the loss.  Meg is a teenager who isn't sure what love is or which boy she really loves.  They have never met each other, but their lives will intersect before the story is complete...

Howard Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Meg is a young woman who is coming of age and has two men interested in her.  One is her neighbor and she's known him all her life; the other is a new boy in town who has the feel of danger about him.  She initially gets involved with her neighbor, Jess, the safe one.  When he goes off to college, she breaks up with him.  Then she moves away so she can make a fresh start.

Lucas is trying to "fix" his marriage and going about it all wrong.  Little does he know that when he examines a dead body his whole life is going to blow up in his face.  The man committed suicide, but the body under the barn floor has been there a long time and belongs to a woman...

While he's trying to find out who the young woman was, the girl that he thought it was comes home to clear her father's name.  She knows he didn't kill anybody.  Lucas isn't so sure.

These two tales are dramatically different and you need to pay attention to which characters are in which life.  I found it to be an interesting read with a lot of emphasis on personal relationships.  It's not a happy ever after tale, but it does leave you with some hope.  That's how life is anyway for the most part, so it's realistic.

Happy reading.

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