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Monday, November 29, 2010

Finding Rose by Stephanie Humphreys

Finding Rose
From the back cover:

On his deathbed, Rose Sterling's father asks her to consider Miles Crandall as a suitor. Then Rose is sent to live with an uncle in Spring Creek, Montana, far from her carefree life with her family in Utah. Miles is returning to his hometown of Spring Creek to set up a medical practice, so Rose is certain her being sent there is a setup. Yet Miles doesn't seem interested in her, and after Rose falls ill in Montana, he seems content to act as her physician and friend. When Rose captures the attention of Miles's younger, flamboyant brother as well as the town sheriff, Miles retreats even further from any attempt at courtship.

How can Rose honor her father's last wish if Miles doesn't even try to court her? Will she have the courage to put her heart on the line and fight for the one she really loves?

My Review:
I'm going to begin by making an observation that has nothing to do with this book, simply because I really want my posts  to be something readers can learn from. With that said . . .

As both a writer and a reader, I've learned that reviews, contests, and even the finding of a publisher are very subjective experiences. Simply put, if a book isn't the reader's "cup of tea," then he or she will likely disregard it or give it a bad review. Not easy for the author to take. I know, I've been there. But the truth is, there are also many, many other readers who love what that same author has written. He or she may even become that reader's favorite author. The trick for us as authors is to find those readers. Sort of like finding friends. Or spouses. :)

But with Finding Rose, one of the things I liked most about it was it was a lot like a Hallmark Channel movie; it was a gentle romance about two people who grew into love. My novels are fast-paced, so Finding Rose was a pleasant change for me. I also loved Miles, the romantic lead. It took me a little while to warm up to him because I initially didn't think his character fit his profession, but the more I read, the more I liked him and the more I hoped he'd show up on the page--a good thing in a romance novel. So if you like quiet romances, give Finding Rose a try. Author Stephanie Humphreys just might become one of your new, favorite authors.


Stephanie Humphreys said...

Thanks, Rhonda. I appreciate your thoughts on how we all like something different. It puts it all in perspective. :)

Vivien said...

I am interested in the emotional aspects of this book. I would definitely give this one a try.

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Vivien said...

This looks like a great read.

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Elizabeth Morgan said...

Sounds like an amazing book.

Marsha Ward said...

The more reviews I read, the more I want to win this book! I love LDS historical fiction, and I think this one is right up my alley.

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