- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Prism Book Group (Nov. 15 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615726704
- ISBN-13: 978-0615726700
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 558 g
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Seeking Patience Paperback – Nov 15 2012
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About the Author
Multi-award-winning author Josie Riviera is a mother of three grown children. She spends her days teaching piano, lending an ear to her teenage daughter’s ongoing drama, and, of course, writing. Josie and her family are transplanted upstate New Yorkers, now living in the sunny state of SC. She writes character-driven novels filled with inspiration and emotion. Learn more about Josie at josieriviera.wordpress.com.
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I have to be careful with romance novels because some books look innocent and then the romance gets too physical for my comfort. NO WORRIES with Seeking Patience, these characters barely kiss as they resolve the chaos around them! It was weird that a few times she wakes up to find him in the room with her, but he really is a gentleman despite barbaric reputation he holds.
I truly loved Amelia and her banter with both Patience and Luca, she was fun to read about. There are two twists in the story, one didn't surprise me, the other left me wishing Luca would give Crispin a good beating. Never happened but a girl can wish. Marko was horrifying and a well written villain FOR SURE. When Luca learns the truth about his past, I was VERY pleased!
It was a true delight how Luca and Patience meet, become friends and then fall in love. I was feeling down and this book gave me a happy sigh. I liked this book so much, I bought the ebook.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not required to write a review, the thoughts are my own.
This is a story with a lot of layers. From the very first chapter, I was drawn into the story. It's a story of opposites, yet similarities. Of people who have been hurt and seeking something to heal that hurt. Of people who are full of anger and revenge and those who forgive and love. Of those who protect, yet also need protection. Of one particular person who shifts from anger and revenge to forgiveness and love.
Luca Boldor is a man without an identity. Is he a Gypsie or is he English? But, when we first meet him, he's an injured man escaping from those who would kill him. He needs help or he'll die. As we get to know him, the reader also learns that he's emotionally hurting. As his physical injuries heal, the reader also learns how his emotional injuries heal. However, will he accept the help and steps to healing or will his pride interfere?
Lady Patience Blakwell is a woman without protection. A widow, she knows that there are those within her household that would betray and harm her. She, too, has been hurt and continues to live in danger. Yet, when an injured man is discovered on her doorstep, will she help him? Or, might she be inviting more trouble into her life? Who can she trust?
On the negative, there are a few scenes and events that occur at the end that were a bit unbelievable, but I forgive this because the rest of the themes and plot development are so strong and good. My advice would be to pay attention to the various themes such as pain, forgiveness, revenge, love, etc. Who does what and what happens to them. It's a beautiful story of justice, love, and forgiveness. If you get too caught up in expecting everything to be completely believable, you'll miss these.
Language - G - clean
Romance - PG - some kisses
Violence - PG-13 - some fight scenes, blood, attempted violence against the female character.
My rating - 5 stars
I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.