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California Sunset (Crimson Romance) by [Dawes, Casey]
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From the Author

Writing California Sunset was a journey of several years. The book grew from my life, as most books do. It also grew from my belief that you have to love yourself first in order to get the love you deserve. I hope you enjoy Annie's journey....

California Wine, the second in the California Romance series will be out on Dec. 31, 2012. I'm hard at work on the third book, California Homecoming.

About the Author

All my life I've believed in love, even when everything else going on around me told me I shouldn't. And all my life I've wanted to write. In fact I never quite gave it up.
But my dream to become a fiction writer seemed elusive. Too many things got in the way.  You know how it is-kids, jobs, saving the world. It's exhausting!
Read more about Casey on her website: stories-about-love.com .

Product Details

  • File Size: 788 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (August 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MMVHFA
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From the opening paragraph, the real life drama of California Sunset, a contemporary romance by Casey Dawes draws you in. Spirited, yet deeply conflicted, Annie Gerhard, must leave her beloved Santa Cruz for New Jersey or lose her job. And as a single mother, she can't afford mistakes. Her son, David, angry at her decision to go, gets arrested. Her ex-husband threatens to take David away and the once straight forward life she loves starts crumbling around her. Throw in a gorgeous Montana cowboy turned bookstore owner who's not shy about his interest in Annie and her confusion quickly becomes a life crisis. Can Annie move beyond her self-doubt and troubled past to rediscover herself and the possibilities offered by love? Quick witted, smooth dialogue, woven through elegantly written descriptions of California life; the food, the wine and the ocean, keeps California Sunset entertaining and the characters as real as your best friends.

(Review by Pam B. Morris from a preview copy for no money compensation.)
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Casey Dawes has the gift of language and the amazing ability to create characters that are both relatable and surprising. Annie opitimizes what almost every single mother has to go through--a reproachable ex-husband, a surly teenage son, and a life put on hold. Annie is forced to face the decision whether to follow her heart towards love and her idealistic hopes for the future, or focus on the needs of her son. Which makes the reader wonder--can she have everything? Can she do everything? (Hello, motherhood!)
If you have children, (even of the furry persuasion) this is a story that will have you cheering!
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This book is a romance novel but, as another reviewer said, it is so much more. Annie Gerhard is a single mother with an alcoholic ex-husband, a dysfunctional birth-family and a very difficult job in Silicone Valley. Annie holds life together by taking care of everyone and everything without a thought for herself and her own needs and wants. When the economy takes a downturn and Annie is told that she will be laid off if she doesn't uproot herself and her son and move to New Jersey, she faces a life-changing crisis. With the help of a life coach (therapist), a massage therapist, a best friend, an aunt that she never knew and a new love, Annie takes charge of her own life. I truly enjoyed this book and its descriptions of the California Coast that I know and love and the details of Annie's life both past and present, some of which I could honestly identify with.

I believe that this is Ms. Dawes' first book and, in my opinion, it is excellent. Her characters are believable, likable, easy to identify with and her story unfolds smoothly. I read the book in a little more than one day and couldn't put it down. I have ordered her next book, California Wine for my Kindle and look forward to many more books from this gifted author.
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Annie Gerhard will be laid off if she won't move from California to New Jersey. Her 15-y.o. son David is in trouble. Her ex isn't any better now than he was when they were married. It's not the time to meet a guy who wants to spend time with her.

But new bookstore owner John Johnson wants just that. He's left Montana and his memories of a deceased wife behind to run an independent bookstore in the California town where Annie lives. He's determined to push through Annie's barriers but he has baggage of his own.

Author Casey Dawes has created two sympathetic people who deserve to be happy but who can't quite find their ways there. She gives them room to find out how, with the help of a life coach for Annie, they can.

A delightful and well-written read
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This book was a bit too "california" for me. it had a very touchy-feely and introspective feel. If you like that sort of thing then this is the book for you. Annie has to be the most dedicated employee ever, especially considering her interaction with her male coworkers. it seems that every male in her life is using her and she seems to go along with it. She lets everyone tell her what to do including a guy she just met. It is hard to belive it when she actually does stand up for herself.
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I bought this book, knowing it was a silly romance, so I didn't expect it to have a whole lot of depth, and it doesn't. It's okay for some boring winter nights, but very predictable and just keeps repeating itself. I was screaming to myself, get on with it already. If you are looking for something to just pass time, it's ok.
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By bic on February 10, 2013
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I was bored at times by the lack of confidence of the main character. She seemed to think she had to move to have security of a job and health insurance. I guess it is a symbol of our country that adults are afraid to take a chance and stay locked in jobs they do not like just to keep their seniority and insurance.
I was proud that she finally made her choice.
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By Gale Ann on February 22, 2013
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The story is sweet and predictable. The writing was okay, but I probably won't seek this author out again. I like a bit more plot. The characters were appealing and pretty well drawn. The storyline was tofu, not steak.
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