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Circumstance [Kindle Edition]

Kristin M. Parker
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Could not put it down!"

"A beautifully told love story."

"Parker intertwines romance with mystery in such a sweet and refreshing novel."

Amelia Conrad seemingly has it all, but her family’s quest to maintain their wealthy 19th century existence fails to match her more contemporary dreams of love. As Amelia struggles between honoring her family and following her heart, she embarks on a path of self-discovery that is both powerful and inspiring.

Set at a grand seaside Victorian, the lure of the ocean lulls each character into an altered reality, unlocking the secrets of past loves and future contentment. Circumstance is a love story that intertwines two lifetimes, gradually revealing a truth so real it summons us to believe in the spirit of true love.

Make Circumstance your next beach read!

Product Details

  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499294603
  • Publisher: Kristin M. Parker; 1 edition (June 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LC66EVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Circumstance July 4, 2014
By Famt
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. Parker writes with mystery and compassion creating a romantic novel crossing the tides between 1842 and 1988. The lives of Amelia and Whitney unfold around the bay house that holds the stories of two women of different generations. Circumstance is a wonderful novel to embrace on your favorite beach or afternoon sofa and will keep you mesmerized and contemplating what will happen next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ July 7, 2014
A clever and beautifully told story. The descriptive imagery pulled me into place and time, and I fell in love with the characters as they revealed themselves before me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! July 13, 2014
Well written novel that kept me up late wanting to read more! Cannot believe this is a debut novel...looking forward to the next book by Kristin Parker!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulously fun read! July 16, 2014
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Circumstance was a fabulous summer read, and I passed it right along to friends and family to enjoy. With the chapters alternating between Whitney's and Amelia's stories, readers will have a difficult time putting this book down. Parker's storytelling is beautiful, the characters are well-developed, and the storyline is intriguing! Enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! June 28, 2014
By Connie
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Loved how Kristin Parker wrote this book. It kept me predicting, wondering and visualizing. The way she tied two story lines together was intriguing and kept me reading. I'm a slow reader but made sure I got up early each morning to have time to read. It's a quick read for most. Hope Parker writes another book, and soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very addictive, its a must read! August 9, 2014
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Circumstance is a book about two love stories, both are connected but it happened 100 plus years apart. I’m not a fan of historical romance but this book is an exception. The emotions that I felt in this book are so strong it made me feel the sadness that Amelia felt when she was about to marry someone that she doesn't love. Amelia and Charles’s love story was set on the 19th century 1842. And I would say that it’s one of a kind, its true love. Had it been a different time I think they would be happy together, or not.. I don’t know there’s a revelation in the end that made me think if Amelia could accept it or what not. On the other hand there’s Whitney and Andy and they are from the 20th century year 1988. Whitney and Andy’s love story was like an instant connection, there are a lot of things that connects both of them to Amelia and Charles. It’s too weird and fascinating how 2 couples form different times are connected it’s like a really weird coincidence. I strongly recommend this book, it’s an easy read and very addictive, it’s hard to put down; it will keep you turning pages. All in all it has a very good story plot and amazing characters 2 thumbs up for “Circumstance”.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Summer Read! July 10, 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book- could not put it down. Beautifully descriptive and a captivating storyline. Just what I needed to start off my summer journey!
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What a great read. Parker weaves the story of two women from two different generations, set in and around the house that ties them together. She creates characters I really relate to, and find myself rooting for too. I love how the narrative changes to reflect the time period it describes- much more reserved and old-fashioned language for the 19th century, and more modern for the 20th century storyline. Cleverly written- a perfect choice to curl up with on a lazy afternoon. Can't wait to see what Parker does next!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book
I enjoyed this book. Good flow and quick, short chapters which I like. The story is interesting and takes you back in time. Nice job, Kristin M. Parker!
Published 8 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful summer read
I throughly enjoyed this summer read. The characters were deep and interesting. The way the chapters revealed the story was addicting. Read more
Published 8 months ago by mom2
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book. Fun summer reading. Best of all I could share it with my daughter which is hard to do with some of the books out there today. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Susan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun & easy read.
Published 8 months ago by Emily Kreisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A wonderful, descriptive, and captivating read! Loved it!
Published 8 months ago by Wendy J. Mueller
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently written and a beautiful romantic story
Excellently written and a beautiful romantic story! Great for a trip, the beach, or a cold winter night. I highly recommend this book!!!
Published 8 months ago by Joanne Durann
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!,,
All I can say is Wow...Every chapter kept me in suspense of what will happen next. Great job with your first book Mrs. Parker. Can't wait to read your next novel.
Published 8 months ago by Linda A. Maczonis
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written novel
A beautifully written novel. I loved the overlapping stories of the characters. A true love story that keep me wanting to read more. Amazing summer read.
Published 9 months ago by Tracey Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars The 140 year overlap
I wouldn't have ever thought of myself reading and liking a story like this one but I loved it. it was erie at times when the 2 eras overlapped and seemed so alike. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Michelle A Pendl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a very good book. It was hard to put down. I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 9 months ago by Annemarie Bottino
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More About the Author

Kristin M. Parker was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, where she lived with her parents and sister, Megan. She acquired a love of books at an early age, and as a child enjoyed stories that captured her imagination, such as "The Little Princess", "Mary Poppins", and "Little House on the Prairie." Kristin loves the solitude of a library or art museum but is equally comfortable at a large gathering, chatting and connecting with people.

Kristin graduated from Kutztown University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Education and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Bloomsburg University. She has worked as an educator in the Council Rock School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for the last twenty-three years, teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades. Teaching is a journey that Kristin has embraced with her whole heart, taking every opportunity to learn and grow.

Kristin first became interested in writing during her high school and college years, devouring each written assignment as a task to be savored. As an educator, she acquired a love of picture books, and she has written several stories for children which she is hoping to one day publish. In the last few years, Kristin took on the challenge of writing a novel. It seemed fitting to incorporate her love of the beach and the 19th Century into her story, and "Circumstance" came alive.

Kristin lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with her husband, Matt, and son, Jake.


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