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Ain't Love Grand? [Kindle Edition]

Dana Taylor
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Golden Quill Award for Best First Book

The Healer vs. the Lawyer. Energy healer, Persephone Jones, has a new neighbor in Peeler, Oklahoma—hot shot lawyer, Jason Brooks. They meet in June; it would take a miracle to bring these two together by Christmas. She bans white sugar; he’s a chocolate cookie connoisseur. She’s about saving Mother Earth while he protects the interests of Big Business. Their attraction is mutual, but disturbing. And life gets even more complicated when the whole town is caught in a conflict that pits these two on opposite sides of a political fence….Foreword Magazine says AIN’T LOVE GRAND? is “written with a fresh voice, an impeccable sense of comedic timing, vivid narrative, and fascinating characters.”

Editorial Reviews

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They first meet when he tackles her to the ground. All Persephone Jones was doing was trying to stop the bulldozer from destroying the herb garden she planted on property adjoining hers. But her new neighbor, Jason Brooks, was not only building a beautiful new house, but also a landing strip over her garden. Persephone and Jason couldn't be more different. He is a well-known, high-powered defense attorney with money to burn. She's the illegitimate daughter of a flower child, and dispenses wheat-grass smoothies as well as herbal remedies from her modest shop. And neither of them can understand their mutual attraction. In spite of appearances, Persephone doesn't abide by all hippie principles. For instance, when Jason suggests that they make their relationship more intimate, she demurs. For her sex is an important step, indicating that marriage is on the horizon. He feels differently, but love will have its way in this charming tale of opposites attracting. Maria Hatton
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Dana Taylor is a fabulous new author who has written a laugh-out-loud romance between a hero and heroine who are so different from each other, yet still manage to fall in love.  This is comedy at its best.  The plot is strong, and you can't help but become engrossed in the daily lives of Persephone and Jason.  You just know they are meant to be together. AIN'T LOVE GRAND? is a wonderful story that you surely will not want to miss. ---Robyn Reo Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

  • File Size: 1078 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Supernal Friends Publishing (February 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cute book April 28, 2011
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I enjoyed the book, it was a great story. It would have been 5 stars for me if there had been no religious intrusion in the story. Both lead characters were fun to read, and I was definitely rooting for them to get together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly One Terrific Love Story!!! July 6, 2011
By D.
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I truly loved this book and think it could be one of the best all-around "love stories" I've read to date.

I luuuvvv that the Hero and Heroine must decide if their love for each other is worth compromising on all other aspects of their lives.

In addition, the herbal healing element is terrific and the pig-farming prospects are a stitch...although quite a smelly stitch at that! LOL!

Tons of great heart and a few great laughs too in this little gem!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My first ebook - loved it! May 8, 2012
By lriuqs
Format:Kindle Edition
My first experience with an ebook and was most enjoyable - good story line - loved the characters. Just wish the book was longer and the characters and story line more developed and in depth. All in all a good clean read. Will look for more work by the author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what it was billed to be April 20, 2014
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I typically read only Christian fiction because I don't want to have to worry about if it has illicit sex scenes. But that's exactly what you get in this book! The description was explicit and not only that, but against Biblical principles. Also the inclusion of spiritualism crossed the line. I would not recommend this book to anyone!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ain't Love Grand a cut above for Romance novels February 18, 2004
By A Customer
I almost hate to see this book placed in the Romance Novel category, because I think it should be billed as a great romantic comedy. The characters are wonderful. It's one of those books that you find yourself in the last pages and wishing you didn't have to finish it. What a great first book for this new Oklahoma author!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not your average romance novel April 10, 2014
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This is a story about how Persephone and Jason fall in love, but it's not just a romance novel. It's actually quite funny and I truly enjoyed meeting the characters and watching their personalities unfold before me. I loved Persephone's herb and earthy personality pitted against Jason's Corporate and Finance. This is not your average dime novel with nothing but S-E-X. It's a great story and Dana tells it well, with just enough spice thrown in to make it interesting. Looking forward to reading her other books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars aint love grand should be everyones motto March 12, 2014
By Rebecca
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I felt I could relate to the lady. I am so glad there are men out there who still need the strength of women. thanks for the book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it is! September 11, 2013
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This is an easy and entertaining read. The main characters are well written and grow on you. For us baby boomers, the story will bring back memories of those feminine flower child persona who seemed to almost dabble in witchcraft but were really the front runners of spiritualism and holistic living. Conversely, the male love interest is of the very corporate legal world filled with the sterility of leather, chrome, and glass. Throw them together and see the fun ensue!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars ... Christian Fiction categories I expect it to have no bad language...
When I order books that have Christian Fiction categories I expect it to have no bad language or explicit sex. This book definitely did not fall into the CHRISTIAN category. Read more
Published 7 months ago by grama
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice contemporary love story
Neat story of how opposites can attract. I did no find the religious under tones overbearing, but a part of contemporary life as one woman really tries to live the christian life... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for the most part
The reason for the low star count is really one of my personal pet peeves. Any real vegan would not eat meat of any kind. Read more
Published on March 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall well wriiten
The epilogue has some formatting issues with whole pages and paragraphs being repeated but the story itself was very good. Read more
Published on January 8, 2013 by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
I really liked this book. It was an easy read and super cute. I really like short stories like this one.
Published on December 25, 2012 by Alicia Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great opposites attract love story!!
Persephone and Jason couldn't be any more different they are the total opposites attract couple.

Persephone owns a herbal healing store and Jason is a big top lawyer,she... Read more
Published on May 9, 2012 by Crystal Burns
2.0 out of 5 stars How Christian can it be? 2 stars for a review
To be honest, I haven't read it yet and almost didn't make the purchase all because of a review. The story sounds boy-meets-girl, flick chick storyline. Read more
Published on May 8, 2012 by C. Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally enjoyable!
This book had me laughing, crying, cheering, worrying. Emotion invoking and captivating. Absolutely loved the unexpected ending. Couldn't put it down
Published on March 6, 2012 by Lady Dragonsinger
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More About the Author

Raised in the cultural crossroads of Southern California, Dana Taylor explores spirituality, healing, relationships, and multidimensional living in her writing. Her search for personal wellness lead to studying alternative medicine, essential oils, and energy healing. She is a Reiki Master.

Her books have won various awards including Golden Quill Awards Best First Book (Ain't Love Grand), and 2014 Independent Spirit Book Awards - Energy Medicine Category (Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy). She has frequently been on the Amazon Bestseller lists.

Her website, features spirituality, healing energy, and wonder. Currently, she divides her time between Hawaii, Missouri, and California.

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