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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Love Comes Blindly by Phyllis Campbell

Love Comes Blindly by Phyllis Campbell
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Contemporary, Historical
Length: Short (100 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Ratiang: 4 Books
Reviewed by Orchid

If love isn’t blind to past indiscretions, can absence truly make the heart grow fonder?

Madeline’s peaceful existence is shattered when her unsavory past returns with the sudden appearance of the man she loved. He has been blinded in an accident and she is able to disguise her real identity.

Lord Gregory Fielding is seriously hurt in an accident and is taken to a nearby abbey where the nuns nurse him back to health. When he first wakes he is blind but the woman who nurses him assures him his sight will return. During his recovery he falls in love with his nurse even though he knows only the sound of her voice and her gentle touch. This is despite the fact he believes she is a novice nun,

Madeline is horrified when she realizes her patient is the man she loved three years before. His blindness gives her a respite, but what will happen when his sight returns and he realizes his nurse is the woman who made a fool of him?

Gregg and Maddie both fight their feelings for each other. Gregg because he believes Maddie is “Sister Mary”. Maddie because she knows any love she has for Gregg is doomed. As soon as he discovered her true identity he will want nothing to do with her. The pair pass through the initial stages of love, followed by anger when Gregg discovers the truth. Their passion is strong but when they are torn apart because they know they can never have a life together.

Ms Campbell shows the inner feelings of her characters with great compassion, but she also leads the reader naturally into the passionate love scenes. Strong conflict exists between the hero and heroine. Add this to the seemingly insurmountable obstacles which prevent their being together and the reader is compelled to read to the end to discover if they can resolve their problems.

The story is sweet and compassionate but also shows a sensual side to the couple. It is well worth picking up to while away a pleasant afternoon.