Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Review: 'After The Curtain Call; by Nancy E. Polin

It didn’t happen but once; but it was horrific enough that even after eight years, Amy Ross still avoids men. It’s almost as if she has a type of PTSD with the nightmares and skittishness, almost fearfulness, of men.
Aiden, her adorable nine-year-old son, and her unwavering friend Sarah are a bonus for the reader. They breathe a joy of life into the story and shore up Amy’s courage and determination as she tries to find her way back to trusting again.
The foreshadowing, sometime adrenaline-pumping scary, lets the reader know Amy will have to face and conquer her fears before she can reclaim her life.
How nice it is when Thomas Buchanan comes into the picture. Little by little his style of courtship and caring made me want to hug his neck. He made my heart happy for Amy. However, she does create a challenge for him. Compelling reading!
The antagonists create some breath-holding encounters that make one’s heart pound and anger flare to a blaze. Envy, ego, and innate cruelty fuel much of their despicable actions.
Nancy E. Polin delivers a story that grabs one’s attention and holds on to it page after page. A few things are different in the author’s world than mine, like a car, a truck, and an SUV are very different vehicles to me, but I switched off the old editor brain and thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing, sweet, happy-ever-after love story.

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