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Monday, January 2, 2012

Nopeming Shores by Margie Church with J. Andrew Lockhart

Nopeming Shores by Margie Church with J. Andrew Lockhart
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (137 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lavender

An IED snuffed out Gabe Holliway's life, but couldn't destroy his love. Using his unique gift, Gabe struggles to help his young wife, Lily, rebuild her shattered future.

But when Gabe's ghost reaches out to her, Lily fears she's lost her last hold on sanity. Can she trust what she discovers and what her heart says? When she sees Gabe face-to-face, can she believe her eyes?

When love transcends death, the answers are found in Nopeming Shores.

He's watching her from the afterlife. He may have died, but she's dead inside. Losing him creates devastation that doesn't seem to ever go away. Can he possibly help her in his spirit state?

Mysterious things start happening. Can she figure out what's going on, and receive the message that has crossed the veil to reach her?

Lily Holliway was in love with her husband Gabe and still is. When he died a soldier in Afghanistan, her love carried on. She quits her job, but her best friend convinces her to take a low-key job in a flower shop. She befriends the owners and through day-to-day projects, putting together beautiful bouquets, she works through her pain.

She meets a charming man and befriends him. He's very interested in her, and when she says she¹s not ready to move on yet, he's understanding.

The emotions in this tear-jerker story are tender. This is a tale of inner strength and finding happiness again within oneself. Hope of new romance is on the horizon, but this story does not focus on that. It's more about healing.

There's a very interesting scene where Gabe gets a few hours to approach Lily in corporal form. They share one last passionate night. The depth of feeling is stunning.

By the end of Nopeming Shores, the reader feels how Lily has made progress. The reader experiences her hope. It's a well-written book that is sure to delight readers who enjoy stories with inspiring characters trying to find their way again.