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WITH LOVE FROM SAM
RACHEL CARRINGTON
ISBN# Unavailable
October 2006
Forbidden Publications
www.forbiddenpublications.com
E-Book
$5.99
183 pages
Paranormal
Rating: 4 cups

Karyn has suffered the greatest loss possible. Her two-year old son Sam died in a car wreck and she was behind the wheel. That loss is devastating, but equally terrible is losing her husband. Jace spends more time getting drunk than at home, and though she feels for him, she cannot go on this way in their marriage, so she asks for a separation.

Jace is having a hard time dealing with the death of his son and has crawled into a bottle to hide, ignoring his wife and her grief. Things only get worse when he accuses the woman he loves more than anything of killing their son. Karyn may one day forgive him, but he will never forgive himself.

A couple is torn apart by the death of their young son. Trying to salvage their sanity and their marriage amid vicious small town gossip is difficult. The secret Karyn is keeping may just be too much for Jace to overcome.

The author tells the tale of a loving couple torn apart by tragedy through both memories and present day action. I became involved in the story from the beginning, most of my sympathies being with Karyn, though I warmed up to Jace as the story went on. I found myself getting angry with waitress Annette and the vicious gossips she chattered to; I loved it when the ghostly Jolene gave them their comeuppance. This is a lovely story of love lost and found, and though it could have become preachy or saccharine, it never did. Karyn is just as feisty as her ghostly grandmother and in the end is willing to fight for her husband. This is one story that I am definitely going to read again.

Maura
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
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