Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Fragrance of Violets

Title: Fragrance of Violets  

Author: Paula Martin

Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 284 pages

Reviewer: Nikki

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Blurb: Fragrance of Violets is a story of two people who need to forgive each other and also deal with other issues in their lives.

Abbey Seton distrusts men, especially Jack Tremayne who destroyed their friendship when they were teenagers. Ten years later, they meet again. Can they put the past behind them?

Abbey has to forgive not only Jack, but also her father who deserted his family when she was young. Jack holds himself responsible for his fiancée’s death. He’s also hiding another secret which threatens the fragile resumption of his relationship with Abbey.

Will Abbey ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?


Fragrance of Violets is a touching romance about a new chance in life and forgiving.  Jack and Abby were childhood friends, but time and events took them in separate directions, but now they are both facing one another again after Abby comes home to their village. She's got a lot of things to face from her past, inlcuding recent events that haunt her every day.

I enjoy Ms. Martin's writing style. The dialogue is zinging, fresh and clever, the narrative is well done with great descirption, but still leaves plenty to the imagination of the reader.  This story really stuck with me, and I thouroughly enjoyed it. Jack and Abby are great characters thave have real life situations for readers to relate to. I know I did.

This is a heartfelt, tender romance that tugs at the heart of any contemporary romance reader. I recommend this book to anyone that's looking for a touching read.

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  1. Thanks for the review this sounds like a good 2nd chance romance

  2. Many thanks for your review, Nikki. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Fragrance and really appreciate your comments.

  3. Great review. I agree, Nikki. Paula is a one of a kind author!