Published by Wild Rose PressDate Published: 15 February, 2021
Genres: Women's Fiction
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Maelle Woolley, a shy botanist, prefers plants to people. They don't suddenly disappear. Raised on her grandparents' commune after her mother's mysterious death, she follows the commune's utopian beliefs of love for all. Then she falls for attractive psychiatrist Zachary Kane. When Zachary claims her mother and his father never emerged alive from his father's medical research lab, Maelle investigates. What she discovers will challenge everything she believes, force her to find strength she never knew she had, and confront the commune's secrets and lies. What happened to love? And can it survive?
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I will admit that sometimes the dual timelines will confuse me, leaving me wanting more from a novel. But, Spence’s novel didn’t do that with me. In fact, the dual timelines actually enhanced the story, keeping me up, turning the pages long into the night. The added twists of secrets and needing to know the answers made this a wonderfully captivating read!
Maelle, and Zachary, are both wonderfully chiseled characters. I felt their emotions as my own. I could feel myself being transported to the heart of their story, helping to hunt for the answers,questioning all that they knew. I always told my mom I was born in the wrong era, and reading this story, feeling myself become a member of the commune that Maelle lives at, truly proves, I am a flower child at heart!
The pain, the sorrow, the questions, the love……all of it woven together by Spence’s talented hands. It turns out an unforgettable story that will leave you asking yourself questions about love and life. It will leave you wanting to add Spence to a list of authors who you must read more of! I can’t wait to read more 4 star worthy work from this truly talented author!