A Reader's Opinion: RESTORATION by Kim Loraine
A Golden Beach Novel
A READER'S OPINION
A great love story! Kim Loraine is a new author for me and RESTORATION was a nice introduction. Grace McConnell has more than work than restoring a town made up of ancient buildings. She's desperate to find a way to move on after the death of the man she loves. Drew Tensley is dreamy and endearing, and if I had been Grace, I would've fallen for him, too! Of course, it's not as easy as two lost souls meeting and falling in love. After a slow start, the book grabbed my attention and I became interested in the characters and rooted for both of them to get their happily-ever-after endings. Each new event and circumstance is a slow progression and aids in the development of the story and the characters' lives. Nothing felt rushed and instead felt natural, like it was happening to people you know and care about. The writing could have used a little more polish in some places to avoid confusion, but I loved the author's descriptions of the settings. The secondary characters, friends of Grace and Drew, were just as they should have been.
Have your tissues handy and get ready to escape because RESTORATION is one of those books you'd like to curl up with under a blanket and just let yourself slip into the story.
Star Rating: 3 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
After the tragic death of her fiancé, Grace McConnell turns to the only remaining constant in her life, her work. So when she’s offered the lead position for an international restoration project, she jumps at the chance to get away from her small town, full of John’s memories. Drew Tensley has always been a hard worker. Dedicated to his family and community, he put aside his own London career to take over the family business after his mother’s terminal diagnosis. Five years later, he’s ready to start living for himself when he literally runs into his hometown’s newest architect. Grace quickly discovers that traveling half-way across the world was the best decision she’s ever made. Until she meets Drew, a man whose personality and lifestyle are the exact opposite of John’s, but whose face is the spitting image. Struggling with her own motivations and feelings, research uncovers secrets she isn’t ready for; secrets that could ruin her second chance for true love.
Genre: Romance - Contemporary
Print Length: 296 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (April 6, 2015)
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Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.