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Friday, March 20, 2009

A Forever Kind of Love by Debbie Alferio

A Forever Kind of Love by Debbie Alferio
Publisher: Author House
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full (481 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

After dating for five years, Dana Walker is more than ready to settle down with her boyfriend, Eddie Williams. But Eddie’s startling confession leaves her alone, causing her to distrust men in general and decide she’s better off without anyone in her life. She soon finds out, however, that someone has been watching her from a far.

Handsome, young Mitch Tarrington is taken by Dana’s beauty instantly, but not feeling she could ever be interested in someone like himself, he tries hard to deny his attraction to her. However, fate has other ideas for the two, and a chance meeting finds them falling in love at first sight.

Soon Mitch and Dana are planning their wedding, but will a major misunderstanding fueled by desire and jealousy keep the nuptials from ever taking place?

First in the ‘Forever Love’ series, follow this heartwarming and humorous journey full of surprises as Mitch and Dana search for “A Forever Kind of Love.”

She just got dumped by her boyfriend of five years. He’s looking to try again. What happens when Mitch and Dana decide to give love another chance? They find A Forever Kind of Love.

Ms. Alferio’s depiction of love in this story is sweet and innocent, the type of love we all search for and hope to find. Readers can relate to Dana’s bit of insecurity. We all want to be loved for who we are and expect that love in return. Although it seemed as though Mitch had a bit of a wandering eye, his love and mind were always on Dana. I especially liked the scene at Christmas when he took his glasses off (he’s blind without them) to really look at his love for the first time.

I felt that much of this story, although set in the late 1980’s, was very relatable. Everyone has those small idiosyncrasies that make us unique and the challenge is accepting the other person despite the things that drive us nuts. Women hate to look at themselves in bathing suits and guys have one-track minds. I enjoyed the way Ms. Alferio handled the concept of premarital sex and how her characters faced that crucial decision.

If you want a Christian story with lots of love and sweet romance, then find a copy of A Forever Kind of Love. You’re in for a treat. I give this book 4.5 books. Kudos!

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