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5+ stars for Painted with Good Intentions by Dorothea Anna #womensfiction #romanticfiction #booklove



Title: Painted with Good Intentions

Author: Dorothea Anna

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Spiritual Fiction, Romantic Fiction


Book Blurb:


After a disastrous marriage, Christina is determined to walk the monastic path that she's desired since her teens. She and her best friend take off to vacation on the Greek island of Santorini where a mysterious priest guides her to finding her path.

Nathan and his best friend also vacation on Santorini. Hoping this trip brings him healing from a troubling past relationship, he delves into his painting and working with his uncle at his shop. But his uncle's longstanding wish forces Nathan to face his fears.


When Christina and Nathan collide in the lobby of their hotel, sparks fly, but both refuse to pursue a romance. However, their discovered mutual passion in art and in each other draws the unwelcome attention of a nosy old friend and a determined ex. Christina and Nathan must navigate toward a future that could change the canvases of their lives.


My Review:


When at life's crossroads, it's best to go where you've never been before. Painted With Good Intentions is a heartfelt story of one woman's journey to rediscover her spiritual path. From the first page until the last, I couldn't put it down. With descriptive narration, characters you'll relate to, and a poignant spiritual message, this book is wondrous.


Let's start with the descriptive narration. It's immersive and filled with emotion. Every scene is beautifully described. The setting is Greece and I truly felt like I was there and experienced everything Christina went through. I could close my eyes and envision everything.


The characters are emotive and leap from the page, especially Christina and Nathan. The chemistry between Christina and Nathan is electric but realistic. Both are wary of love due to broken hearts but their passion for art soon takes over. I kept rooting for them to give it a go.


The plot moves at a good pace. The writing is so lovely with a perfect blend of spirituality without being preachy, romance, and healing from past hurts. There's enough conflict to please any reader. I can't wait to read more from this author.


If you're looking for a book worth reading, pick up Painted with Good Intentions. I strongly recommend this book to any reader.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Dorothy Robey writes predominantly under her pen name Dorothea Anna. She writes mostly women's fiction that usually includes one or more of the following: a dash of romance, humor, suspense, and a good dose of Greek Orthodox Christian traditions. She lives with her family in beautiful Colorado.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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