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5 stars for Burning Bridges by Anne Krist @DeeSKnight #romance #bookreview #mustread

Title: Burning Bridges

Author: Anne Krist

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Letters delivered decades late send shock waves through Sara Richards’s world. Nothing is the same, especially her memories of Paul, a man to whom she'd given her heart years before. Now, sharing her secrets and mending her mistakes of the past means putting her life back together while crossing burning bridges. It will be the hardest thing Sara’s ever done.

My Review:

Sara Richards was young and innocent when she met and fell in love with Paul Steinert. With whispered words of endearment, he promises things a young woman yearns to hear. But when Paul leaves for Vietnam, he leaves Sara crushed and pregnant. Her parents never liked him and this proves they were right. Or were they? Flash forward thirty years and Sara received three love letters from Paul before he was killed in Vietnam. Armed with the letters, she realizes the betrayal wasn't Paul's but someone she thought would never hurt her. Armed with the truth, she must cross burned bridges to forge a new future for herself and her daughter.

Burned Bridges is a compelling family drama filled with young love, best intentions, regret, betrayal, forgiveness, and second chances. Anne Krist builds the conflict and emotional trauma with the same flair as a pastry chef makes a showcase cake. Layer upon layer, emotion rises until the characters have no choice but to react. The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of characters to interact with. Superb characterization of the main characters, especially Sara. The conflict is very realistic but over overly done. The finale left me a little empty, as if I had cried for an hour but in a good way. Life is often a series of events out of our control. How we react and move forward is the key to a well-lived life. If you love dramatic family sagas with plenty of emotion, you have to read Burning Bridges. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

A few years ago, Dee S. Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex.

After a while, Dee split her personality into thirds. She writes as Anne Krist for sweeter romances, and Jenna Stewart for ménage and shifter stories. All three of her personas are found on the Nomad Authors website. Also, once a month, look for Dee’s Charity Sunday blog posts, where your comment can support a selected charity.

Anne Krist is the “sister” to erotic romance author Dee S. Knight. She is quieter, more reserved, and certainly more circumspect about S-E-X than her wild and crazy sibling. Thus she’s more comfortable writing sweet(er) romance, where there might be a few sensual scenes, but no more than that. One thing about Anne: she’s not more romantic than Dee. They both write in happily ever after and share the solid belief that love can last forever and beyond!

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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