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Contemporary Romance - December 29th, 2009
A Different Light is a reprinting of one of Mariah Stewart earliest novels. But the author has added some additional scenes to spice things up and give the novel a more contemporary feel.
A Different Light is the story of Athena Moran a young widow of a police officer slain in the line of duty who is trying to get her life back together and raise her young daughter. When she meets Quentin Forbes a tough newspaper reporter new in town, they both find an immediate chemistry for each other. Unfortunately, when Athena is asked to run for mayor things take an unsettling twist, with Quentin's sudden suspicion of Athena and her true motives due to the previous mayor's habits of corruption and dirty dealing.
Mariah Stewart does a good job of creating a story that is complex. It includes: a nice romance, political intrigue and characters that learn and grow as the novel moves along. However, I feel it is a different style from her current works so readers expecting a similar to tone to her recent books may be disappointed.
This story starts out as a sweet romance and mixes it up with an intriguing political twist that makes things more interesting but lacks a true development of the original romance I found so charming in the beginning. And while Athena and Quentin are both complex characters who I did feel connected to as the novel progressed I felt the development of the characters was slow and could have been more interesting and compelling to the readers.
That being said, I still feel this was a solid read that combines romance and intrigue that is enjoyable but has a different style than her current books.
Reviewed by Mary from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
The editing is AWFUL. The main character ATHENA was "spell-checked" thru the entire book to ATHEN. It's distracting at best. At first I thought it was a diminutive but it's only in the body of the book that it's ATHEN. In quoted text it's always ATHENA.
My favorite mantra is never give up, keep going no matter how high the mountain or how steep the climb. Great fun read! Okie Reading Specialist
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love all of Mariah stewart have given all of them a five star ratingPublished 1 month ago by Claudia Lingg
I enjoy Mariah Stewart's writing. This one was as interesting as the rest of this series.Published 1 month ago by Lynne huncovsky
My mother-in-law and I just love this series and this book didn't disappoint. It was delivered fast and packaged great!Published 6 months ago by Tommi Noah
Loved this book! Wish there was a second book with the characters.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good easy read enjoyed every word. I love this authors work. I look forward to more great books. Thank you Barb.Published 16 months ago by barb.
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