Will they be able to overcome the misunderstandings and be happy together? Or are the consequences too much for …
This is an extremely quick read.
James is a rookie cop working with Steve, Marie’s brother.
When they go to dinner where Marie works, James instantly becomes interested in her but is warned by Steve to stay away from her.
Marie also feels an attraction for James, but after some misunderstandings, she thinks that the feeling is not reciprocal.
James starts to avoid her and his behavior sort of gets out of control to try to forget her.
Will they be able to overcome the misunderstandings and be happy together? Or are the consequences too much for them to bear?
This is a very interesting story, but the events are very fast. I think it could have been more explored.
I recommend the reading.
From kindergarten, we bonded over bruises and welts.
So began the story of Margo, Darryl, and Justin. Together they faced anything life could throw at them by cussing, pretending, and fighting back. Until an event so horrible, Margo knew she couldn’t even tell the boys. Instead, she just left.
Now she’s moving back into her Grandmother’s house – a divorced woman with two children in tow.
Can the three friends rebuild their special relationship out of the broken pieces of trust? Will Darryl forgive Margo for breaking his heart? Can they move forward with their lives without Margo telling them why she left?
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
ONE OF THE GREATS
When Lightning Strikes the Cottonwoods by Lisa L Borm, is a wonderfully written tale of the struggle to overcome childhood abuse and trauma through connection and lasting friendships. Friendships that last through loss and separation only to rekindle the bonds later in life.
It is both a love story and a story of the importance of belonging.
Ms. Borm is not only an excellent writer but sees an insight that few go into the heart and soul of people. Both male and female characters are strong with a sense of presence rarely found in many of today’s books, even from the most successful and popular authors. Her writing style allows the reader to delve deeply into the hearts and minds of the characters, walk along with them all the while feeling their pain, confusion, hope, love, and mind.
One feels as if they live in this town, know these people intimately and can relate to them. It can make one long for a simpler life, without the hustle and bustle of the city.
When Lightning Strikes the Cottonwoods, is one of the best of literary adventures. It is reminiscent of books written by John Steinbeck, JD Salinger, William Faulkner, and Virginia Wolff. It is a rare book, and I’d happily place it on my shelf next to these other great novels.
5 Sweet Stars for Loving Marie
If there is anything remotely negative to say about this one it would be that it is too short. I have loved James and Marie in all the Fairfield Corners books, and adore this tease of how they met. In other words, I want more! 😉
This is fantastic through and through. If you are not familiar with the rest of the series, this can definitely stand-alone and can also stand as a great introduction to the series. It’s a quick read, but sweet. It sets the tone for the future of the series, though this one is set in Indianapolis rather than the quaint Fairfield Corners.