Enough said that after reading this book, my interest in Romance is rekindled, the book genre that is. 🙂
Title: Voice of Innocence
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Publishers: Satin Romance, Melange Books LLC (2015)
Genre: Contemporary fiction – Romance
What’s it about?
This is a story of love lost and found, of second chances.
Emma and Corbin – teenage sweethearts, first loves. Corbin finally found someone who believed in and supported him, despite his somewhat cavalier attitude to life and the sadness that permeated it. In Corbin, Emma experienced what it was to have someone truly see her, her ‘wildness’. Their love seemed impenetrable, that is until disaster struck on the eve of Corbin’s marriage proposal to Emma.
The lovers are separated by time and space yet they are never far from each other even as they moved on with their lives, or at least Emma appeared to have. When another twist of fate caused them to confront the reality of their love.
This is not YA romance. It is much more as I am taken from Emma’s and Corbin’s teen to mature years – their voices sounding through the years as they wrestle with the dilemmas of,
Does true love exist? Can one ever know for certain? Is it worth sacrificing a life for? Does one follow one’s heart or mind? Does one stay true to oneself yet betray another? Is it impulsive to abandon a happy comfortable life for a dream? Is it too late for second chances?
Ultimately, what price truth, peace or love?
Would I recommend it?
‘Voice of Innocence’ is a book with mature themes yet handled skilfully. Once began, it was hard to put down as I was hooked into discovering ‘why’.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel as it moves from moments of fairytale-like happiness and joy to harsh realities and great despair. Detwiler’s deft hands in portraying characters with depth made connecting with them easy.
I wonder, will there be another book for Emma and Corbin? If there is, I most certainly will not miss it.
Realistic Characterization: 3.5/5
Made Me Think: 3.5/5
Overall enjoyment: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
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