Tuesday, March 11, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Love Unfeigned" by Nadine Keels
Some of you might remember when, last year, I said in a review that the world needed more feel-good love stories and that that particular genre was often underrated.
If you cried reading The Notebook and Jane Eyre or bemoaned that Romeo & Juliet should've ended happier, you will gobble up Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels.
Telling the story of Lorraine and Isaiah, schoolmates a year apart who met in elementary school, Keels's novella about true love is a treat for the heart.
Told partly from a third person perspective and partly in Lorraine's own words, the reader learns about how she fell in love with Isaiah playing wall ball at recess and how their relationship progressed and declined through high school and their reunion after they have graduated college, but there's something holding Lorraine back, a mixture of things that were and weren't done in the past that make the reader's heart ache for her.
Some authors write from the head and that's great: I love imaginative stories. But few write from the heart and convey emotions so pure to the reader that it makes them feel as though they are one with the characters.
Keels' story doesn't need sex to make it a romance novel: all it needs is her expert pen guiding the words on the pageto our hearts. She writes with emotion and care, creating a story that week be treasured for years to come.
I loved this book. It brought tears to my eyes.
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