Hi everyone – I continue with another hook from
INNOCENT TEARS, one of my first books.
Today’s snippet is still in Emma’s POV
@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 …
As Emma placed the folder next to her desktop and logged onto the computer, she quickly recounted the events from earlier that morning and then attended to the guests who had arrived. She tried not to put too much attention to how abruptly Mrs Gibbs had taken Nadine off the chair, but it stirred something inside her. Something she wasn’t able to define. Possibly hurt for the girl or the urge to give her a hug.
She shook her thoughts out of her head and focussed on work. It wasn’t a busy morning, and fortunately, Jack took over most of the check-ins. Which meant during her daily routine, Emma was able to call just about every babysitter and nanny service in town. But to no avail. She grew increasingly nervous the closer it drew to lunchtime. Desperate, she placed the folder back into the drawer and searched the phone directory. There weren’t many more listings, but Emma took the pencil from behind her ear, and as she was about to jot down another number, she saw a man in a dark business suit entering the hotel lobby through the big, revolving glass door. Unable to stop staring at him, she watched him stepping towards the reception desk in quick, long strides.
“Em, you’re starring again,” Jack whispered.
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?