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AWARD WINNER - 1st Place Romance Category from READER VIEWS!
"Wonderfully imaginative...filled with unexpected twists...a truly engaging book. I enjoyed the author's style, the plot, the highly complex characters. The romance between Tess and Jason was believable, the twists and turns exciting...suspenseful, the descriptions of essential oils at the beginning of each chapter some of my favorite parts..."Heaven Falls" is one of those stories that you won't want to start unless you have a long, lazy weekend ahead of you...It won't let you get much sleep until you finish it."

About the Author

Every morning, Winslow Eliot posts her Daily Happinesses, answers her mail, and begins her day of writing. Her weekly newsletter, "Write Spa - An Oasis for Writers," offers writing practices she hopes will encourage and revitalize fellow writers. She loves reading and writing poetry, teaching high schol kids, mentoring writers, traveling, singing, and belly dancing.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (March 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984108386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984108381
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,429,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Winslow Eliot's novels have been translated into eleven languages and published in twenty countries. She is the author of THE HAPPINESS CURE, PURSUED, A PERFECT GEM, and HEAVEN FALLS (Telemachus Press), as well as BRIGHT FACE OF DANGER (St. Martin's Press 1993 and reissued by Telemachus Press in 2010). BRIGHT FACE OF DANGER is also available in France as L'INNOCENCE DU MAL (Mira Books and Harlequin Bestsellers 2009).

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THERE WAS NOTHING YOU HAD TO DO? has won three awards, including winner (Indie Excellence Book Awards - selfhelp / spiritual).

WRITING THROUGH THE YEAR is a compilation of writing practices intended to refresh and rejuvenate writers' love for writing.

The author of numerous articles, she has been a contributing author to Area, the Oriental Rug Magazine for many years, and was a reader for the Independent Film Project in New York City. She co-founded the celebrated Saturn Series Weekly Poetry Readings in New York City, now in its fourteenth year. Her WriteSpa - Oasis for Writers welcomes visitors from all over the world (visit her website to sign up - it's free.)

She also loves her work as a humanities teacher at a Waldorf high school, including seminars on poetry, literature, journalism, and creative writing.

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Let me start this review with a disclaimer: romance novels have never been high on my list when browsing Amazon.com for a new read. Yet, the story of "Heaven Falls" piqued my curiosity; with its international settings and large cast of not-so-lovable characters (I'm a sucker for a well-written drama of dysfunctional family life).

I do, however, love a good mystery, and "Heaven Falls" contained an abundance of complex plot twists, that had me re-reading earlier chapters, and guessing (sometimes with accuracy, sometimes not) "whodunit."

Although the story toggles between New York City and a variety of exotic worldwide locations, the majority of the action takes place in, and around, the fictitious, exclusive health spa of "Heaven Falls." Located in upstate New York, the author's detailed description of seasonal changes, within the breathtaking countryside surrounding the resort, instantly transported me into her main character's world...a world that I hated to leave once I had finished the novel.

Much like the "Romantic Interludes" featured within the mysterious resort; I was pleased that Winslow Eliot's romance thriller was spiced with brief interludes of sensuality, instead of the explicit, erotic sexual encounters that seem to be so prominent in the majority of modern romance novels.

As a student of Geek and Roman ancient history, I especially enjoyed the short paragraphs at the beginning of each chapter. Each chapter header focused on a specific herb; its history and its primary uses over the centuries as an essential oil. I went so far as to bookmark each chapter for future reference when writing my next novel; proving that an entertaining story can also be a wonderful learning experience.

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Overall I enjoyed the book and thought it was well written. I didn't love Tess Duncan as some people who've read and reviewed have. In fact there were a few times where she truly irritated me and I wanted to smack the crap out of her. Actually I didn't love any of the characters. They were all so freaking crazy and strange. In the epilogue everything just kind of wrapped up and it left me wondering how the family could possibly function normally after all the craziness they went through!

The thing that bothered me the most though was the repetitive nature of some of the writing. This passage for example: "Don't you think it would be fun to have our own line of skin care products made from the essential oils from plants grown at Heaven Falls?" I swear that basic sentence was used at least ten times throughout the book.

I did like the information at the beginning of each chapter though about the oils, that was fun.

I know, it sounds like I hated this book. I did like it but I just didn't think it was outstanding.
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I really wanted to like this book. Also, this review contains spoilers. That being said:

I dealt with the random chapter starters explaining different plants and their medicinal value. (I read the first few, but they were basically page fillers, with no real story value.)

I dealt with the tons of family secrets and the unrealistic handling of said secrets. (Can somebody just be TRUTHFUL?!? If you ask a direct question and someone doesn't answer, why would you just go on? Like they didn't just ignore you.)

I dealt with the heroine's magically ability to go from welfare recipient to competent CEO of a billion dollar company. (Seriously? Everyone else was OK with that? Are we even reviewing the same book?)

I dealt with the unexplained pieces of the story. (SIM card removal. Did we forget that part of the story?) And the poor Kindle formatting. (A lot of paragraphs were indented for the whole paragraph. This made it hard to read and harder to know who was speaking.)

I finally got to the child abduction by a person that is LEGALLY DEAD and I couldn't take it. (Really? The FBI wouldn't help because they thought it was a child custody issue? Because zombies have rights, too?)

Sorry, but I couldn't finish it. (And, yeah I was 80% in.) At this point I didn't care about any of the characters or their outcomes. (Maybe she explained the SIM card and I just didn't stay along for the ride. And hopefully it really was a zombie that took the kid. That might make the story more interesting.)

I gave this two stars because I liked the concept, but it was frustrating to read this author's take on it . I am amazed that the reviews for this story are so good. I didn't get any chemistry between he leads and the "twists" were unbelievable to the point where I felt like I was reading several V. C. Andrews books rolled into one. I guess I just don't get it.
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Bravo to author Winslow Eliot for this sensual thriller! From an exclusive spa to exotic international locales this novel swept me into a world of intrigue, romance and glamor. The book is also a primer to aromatherapy, as each chapter begins with a description of the origin, medicinal uses and aroma-therapeutic uses of a specific essential oil. As one continues to read each chapter it becomes apparent why each oil was selected as heroine Tess Duncan needs the nourishing and balancing capacities of the specified oil in order to get through the trials which unfold in the novel.The pithy chapters engage the reader whetting ones appetite to continue. If you read it before bed I can guarantee sleepless nights as you don't want to put it down. Although I never left my house, I felt the same rejuvenation of a massage as I read this book and lost myself in Heaven Falls. I can't wait for Eliot to write her next book!
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