Monday, February 1, 2010

Vote FOREVER AMORE Best Book of the Year!


Last week, Long & Short Reviews informed me that my historical romance, Forever Amore, is nominated for Best Book of 2009! Wow , what an honor! Thank you again to LASR. Voting begins today and will run through Valentine's Day. Readers, head on over and vote Forever Amore LASR's Best Book of 2009!

FOREVER AMORE

Was their love destined to last forever …

Engaged in a brutal dogfight, dashing American Lieutenant Charles Tyler crashes his broken plane into the Italian countryside. He prays for divine intervention—and is certain he’s found an angel from the very moment he looks up at Lucille Renaldi’s lovely face. Yet how can he be with her when his sense of duty tells him to stay away?
… or become another casualty of war?

Lucille’s attraction to the American is forbidden, her obligation to her family’s safety overwhelming. At great peril the Renaldis carry Charles from the crash site and disguise him as just another worker in their vineyard. Hidden there inside the ugliness of World War II is the beauty of a growing love, and a danger that could end their lives any day—when all they want is … forever.
Praise

LASR Best Book
A dynamic war-time romance novel…. We feel very clearly the terror of invasion, the potential loss of family or home. The events here make the people who lived and struggled in World War II seem a finer sort than ordinary humanity… This makes this story, this lovely romance, all the more moving…. There are so many scenes worth noting, that I fear this would become novel in its discussion. Suffice to say this features everything from dogfights to intimacy, love to desperation…. I must give this a best book, as the rating sheet goes no higher. Mark this a must-read.

A beautiful love story woven with suspense to make you race through the pages!
~ Lisa Britton Jacoby, The Baker City Herald

This is a wonderfully written story of a forbidden love during wartime. The two main characters are extremely well developed and sympathetic… The setting of Italy during World War II is an exciting one filled with political intrigue and danger from all sides. The author has brought the era to life and filled it with some memorable characters. Lucille’s trials and tribulations and her love for Charles will keep the reader riveted from the first page to the last one.

Excerpt

His lips brushed her cheek, tender. “Listen.” His voice carried a sensual, guttural rust that caused a stir within despite herself. “I want to help. If this is what it takes …”

As he trailed off, her lips parted as she finished his thought. “You would do that?”

“If it was what you really wanted,” he assured her. “If it was what you needed to take your mind off whatever it is that’s driven you to tears. As I said, I can’t stand to see you in pain.”
She shook her head. “I can’t use you. I won’t.”

“I’m not anywhere near the man you deserve, but if it’s me you trust, you have me. All you have to do is say so. I’d save you any day, and not just because you saved me.”

The right answer hovered on her tongue—refusal. But something forestalled it. She shouldn’t consider. She shouldn’t want—not this way.

But what other way was there? Especially now that her time was running out and the cage door was so quickly closing on her?

She wanted Charles Tyler. This might be her only chance to experience a woman’s true pleasure. A man’s true loving.

“Dio,” she breathed, unable to meet his gaze. She glanced around the cemetery once, afraid of the ghosts listening on the edges.

Forever Amore © Amber Leigh Williams

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2 comments:

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Congratulations, Amber!!! Awesome review!

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Congrats to you, too, Stacey! You're one of my Best Book competitors, aren't you? A toast to 2009?

Amber