Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: Made In Paradise by Donna Fasano


Genre: Romance

Description:

“Her child is alive! For ten years Amber has believed her child was lost to her forever. Then an unexpected inheritance leads the lovely doctor back home… to the man she’s always loved. There she discovers her beloved Jon is a bachelor father, and the little girl he is raising is their daughter!

Jon has vowed to protect and cherish his child, yet he opens their lives to let Amber in. But this dedicated father is no longer the young lover Amber remembers. Can she uncover the tender man she has never forgotten, and convince him to take a chance on their newly formed family, and their own true love?”

Author:

“USA Today bestselling author Donna Fasano is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her novels have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.”

You can learn more about Ms. Fasano on her website or stalk her on Facebook.

Appraisal:

Ms. Fasano does it again. She takes a life-changing situation for a couple of teenagers and almost turns it into a fairy tale. Years later, after Amber Holloway’s father passes away, she comes across a bank book for an account she knew nothing about. She soon heads back to her old hometown in Pine Meadows, NJ to learn more about this account and its balance.

Made in Paradise is an enthralling story of the girl from the wrong side of town and an older boy from a wealthy family who fell in love with each other over ten years ago. When Amber and Jon Weston meet again, both of their worlds are turned upside down. There is no doubt in Amber’s mind that the little girl standing by Jon’s side is her daughter, who she had been told was stillborn. Neither Jon nor Amber can deny their attraction is still there, but there are lies from the past they both must come to terms with. And then the wicked witch of the west, Jon’s mother, makes her presence known again with disastrous consequences.

The characters are all well drawn and their dialogue is realistic. One of the best features of this story is Sydney, Jon and Amber’s almost ten-year-old daughter. Ms. Fasano captured her essence perfectly. The fact that Jon has done a good job raising her alone can’t be denied. Sidney is a treasure and her dialogue and actions were entirely age appropriate.

Amber and Jon’s journey is a wonderful story of a new beginning for a life they thought may have been lost forever. An excellent book that will twist your emotions, but leave a smile on your face and in your heart.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

FYI:

Made in Paradise is book two in Ms. Fasano’s newest series, A Family Forever. Book one is A Beautiful Stranger.

Format/Typo Issues:

I noticed no issues with proofing or formatting.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words

13 comments:

Donna Fasano said...

Thank you so much for featuring MADE IN PARADISE! And thank you for all you do for indie authors!

?wazithinkin said...

Thanks for dropping in and commenting, Ms. Fasano. The pleasure is all mine. I don't know if I should tell you this, but I was sure I wouldn't like this story before I started it. As you can tell from my review, you and your characters won me over. :D I loved Jon and Amber's journey to their happily-ever-after.

jbiggar said...

Love all of Donna's books, thanks for the great recommend :)

Mimi Barbour said...

Okay - this review has talked me into moving this book to the top of my to-read list. Sounds wonderful!

Traci said...

I can't wait to read this story -- wow! Great review

?wazithinkin said...

Thanks for dropping in and commenting, jbiggar. I have to admit I am a fan of Ms. Fasano's books.

?wazithinkin said...

Mimi Barbour and Traci, I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. Thank you both for dropping in and commenting.

Linda Lee Williams said...

Beautiful review! Pinned & shared. :)

Dani Haviland said...

If this is anything like any of Donna's other books, I'm sure it's well written and, although the plot is well discussed in the review, I'm sure they'll be lots of surprises.

?wazithinkin said...

Thank you, Linda Lee Williams. I appreciate it. :)

?wazithinkin said...

Dani Haviland, thank you for commenting. Honestly, I barely touched the plot. MADE IN PARADISE has many surprise elements and emotions in the story.

Dale Furse said...

Great review. Congrats, Donna.

?wazithinkin said...

Thanks for stopping by Dale Furse, I appreciate it.