Friday, June 15, 2012

On Tour: Monica Marlow: Finding Felicity Review

As part of CLP tours, I am reviewing Finding Felicity by Monica Marlowe today. I hope you enjoy!

When Madeline O'Connor learns that her estranged sister is gravely ill, she leaves behind her life in Manhattan to be at her sister's side in Italy. There, she discovers an ancient Benedictine monastery that accommodates travelers, and she decides to stay there, among the monks. Everything in her life turns upside down when she falls for Brother Anthony Lamberti, a soft-spoken Italian completely different from the men she knows in New York. Together Madeline and Anthony find love for the first time, and learn that life and love always find a way. When her sister dies, a new life for Madeline begins. A new life that she would never have imagined and yet is perfect for her in every way.

REVIEW:  Through heartache and emotion, Finding Felicity is an emotional journey of discovery, forgiveness, and the events of life that lead one person in a direction they'd never imagine.  Ms. Marlowe uses vivid description and in depth character development to make this a story that grabbed my attention and pulled me in.   Madeline's life changes so much in this story, and I enjoyed reading this delightful story.

I can't wait to see what more Monica Marlowe has to offer in the future. Finding Felicity delivers a compelling read that fans of contemporary fiction can enjoy.

Monica Marlowe was born in Toronto and later moved to Los Angeles. While in LA, Monica studied the craft of novel writing and participated in the Noel Hynd Workshop. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Spiritual Psychology. Now, Monica makes her home in North Carolina and divides her time between the East and West Coasts. Monica is currently writing a memoir, The Gift Horse, about acquiring her first horse and finding herself on a most unexpected path. Monica writes stories about heroes and heroines who follow their heart, wherever the path may lead, knowing that the heart has reasons of its own. 

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  1. Fascinating. Sounds like an interesting read. And Monica Marlowe sounds like an intriguing person