Saturday, August 5, 2023

Reprise Review: Made In Paradise by Donna Fasano


Genre: Romance


“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?”


“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 blog or her Facebook page.


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


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

Original review published April 25, 2017

Format/Typo Issues:

I noticed no issues with proofing or formatting.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words

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