Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

What a wonderful wedding day, the day Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot!

I watched most of the coverage with my mother, who was so excited, she turned up twenty minutes earlier than planned. I prepared some nibbles and we toasted the happy couple and even my son, Nathan, joined us later.

Kate looked absolutely radiant and wasn't the dress simply stunning! So understated, yet elegant and stylish. The little bridesmaids and her sister's simple bridesmaid dress, complemented her own.

I loved the way Kate and William exchanged glances, smiles and knowing glances throughout the ceremony. It's so obvious that their love is real and here to stay.

They're a mature couple who gave Britain a wonderful sense of celebration, community spirit and a memorable day for our country to reflect on for many years to come.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nice Review for Return to Winter

I was surprised to find another lovely review for my romantic suspense novel, Return to Winter, online yesterday. It was first published in 2007 and has been in print ever since. The review is extracted from The Bookwenches website.

Return to Winter gives the reader suspense in big doses and keeps them guessing until the very end. I found myself reading as quickly as I could to get to the end and find out what happens. This story utilizes interesting characters, themes, and places to pull the reader in and not let go.

I felt as if I was on the same emotional roller coaster ride as Stephanie; I was never sure what to expect around the next corner. Her emotions seep off the pages and wrap themselves around the reader quite potently. I found Stephanie memorable in many ways: from the pain of being torn from the man she loves to the trust that turned to dust when she was back with him again.

The secondary characters are almost as interesting as the main. They add a wonderful dimension and will put a smile on the readers face. I always enjoy fun characters, and this story does not disappoint.

I can't wait to read something else by Ms. Rees. She will be an author to keep an eye on!

Reviewed by: Teagan S. Boyd