#MFRWHooks ”The girl’s face instantly lost its spark” #amreading #TuesdayTeaser #ReadersFavorite

Hi everyone – I continue with another hook from
INNOCENT TEARS, one of my first books.
Today’s snippet is still in Emma’s POV
Enjoy ♥♥

@iris_blobel IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE #lovelife #regretnothing #readerscommunity #fyp #foryourepage #readersoftiktok #booktok #newzealandtiktok #romancenovels #lovestory❤️ ♬ original sound – Sarah Cothran

This week’s Hook …

And that was the keyword to get Nadine started. She was bubbling with information about her doll collection and which dolls she had at home, which one she would like to have, and not to forget all the princess movies. A kind of dizziness spread through Emma’s head, overwhelmed by all the details, but she enjoyed listening to her new friend.

Until a sudden firm voice interrupted them. “Nadine!”

The girl’s face instantly lost its spark.

“My apologies.” Mrs Gibbs stopped in front of Emma. She hesitated. “Emma, I suppose the name was?”

“Yes, ma’am.”

“I do apologise for my granddaughter. I have no idea where she gets her manners from.”

“Ma’am, there’s no need to apologise. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her company.”

But Mrs Gibbs had already grabbed Nadine by the wrist and pulled her off the seat. Then she turned to Emma again. “I will need someone to look after Nadine this afternoon. Who would be the best person to contact here in the hotel to organise this for me?”

Reviewed by Bernadette Longu for Readers’ Favorite

Innocent Tears by Iris Blobel is an intriguing romance within a romance. The reader’s attention is captured from the first page to the very last sentence, which is most unexpected. The journey that the author takes the reader on has so many twists and turns that at times the reader will wonder if it will come to a romantic conclusion as themes of human nature, both good, bad, indifferent, confused, and loving race through the book. Iris Blobel uses the characters’ natures to good advantage as she spins her tale of love, loss, and romance.

The author has used situations that are both good, bad, and downright scary, which her main characters get themselves into, to keep the reader on their toes with fear, hope, and joy that the story will have a happy ending. Readers will find themselves enthralled by the lives of Emma, Flynn McCormack, Theresa, William Gibbs, Mr. Morgan, Jack, Fran, Jacqui and not forgetting the star of the story, Nadine, better known as Naddie. These main characters appear and reappear throughout the plot.

This interesting book is very well worth reading. It is light but holds your attention to the end. The author brings her beautiful love story to an unexpected climactic conclusion. Thank you, Iris, for a relaxing yet nail-biting and exciting read. Innocent Tears will make the hours in a day fly, especially when waiting in doctors’ rooms and airports. Much appreciated.


Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.

With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.

Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?

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