Hi everyone – One of my first books has received a nice review from READERS FAVORITE which will be today’s Hook. More of the book next week.
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This week’s Hook …
“We’re not on a holiday,” the girl replied in almost a whisper. “We’re here to meet my dad.”
She watched the girl hop off after Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs, who Emma assumed were the girl’s grandparents. The girl’s words about her father played on Emma’s mind, and she tried to figure out the meaning of it when she remembered what the girl had said about her mother. Sadness settled within her as she watched Mrs. Gibbs rushing her husband and Nadine into the lift before the door slid shut.
A familiar voice brought her back from her wandering thoughts. “Emma! Come on, stop dreaming.”
Emma shot around and saw Jack, standing next to her. He wasn’t only her colleague, but also her flatmate, as they shared living in a small house. The corners of her mouth curved. “Jack! Where’ve you been?”
He lifted one shoulder in a shrug. “Morning tea.”
“Are you serious? You were gone for an hour, leaving me with all the check-ins and no time for the mail and bookings.”
Grinning, he ruffled her hair, leaving her ponytail in a mess. “Another bad hair day?”
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?