Monday, February 17, 2014

Fallen Angel Book Review and Alliteration Contest

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My Review:
New this month is Fallen Angel, a delightful contemporary romance set in Florence, Italy. Having traveled there, I loved the setting with Swinton's references to the area and a sprinkling of Italian language. Give me gelato! It was easy to be transported into this world. The characters were rich and fun to get to know. Minor issues like hospital staff operations and Renatta's climbing abilities right after her cast comes off were easy to dismiss. Harder to buy into were the struggles that kept the couple from getting together. But I can only guess at what amnesia would really be like and how previous family situations might sway someone. Swinton does a good job exploring this. The story kept my interest and was fun to read. A clean romance that I can recommend to YA and adult readers.

Fallen Angel - the blurb: 
Antonio does not believe in love at first sight until he sees her fall into a street in Milan and get hit by a motorcycle. Compelled to know if she can return his affection, he becomes Renatta’s hospital volunteer only to learn that the accident erased her memory. Together they must discover her past, present and future. In the way of happily ever after stand her opera career, tyrannical mother, and fiancĂ©.  Antonio must win Renatta’s heart before she bends to the will of her mother and marries Marcello.  Failure means a lifetime of loneliness, for love at first sight never happens twice.
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Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater, church choir and teaching the art of singing. In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves to travel, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer


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Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm reading this book now and really enjoying it.

Lisa Swinton said...

thanks Renae!