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- Print Length: 276 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530082579
- Publication Date: May 11, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XIVX9PQ
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“His Haunted Heart,” a story of two people who fall in love after they marry, after getting to know each other is one I loved as it was truly beautiful. You can’t help but fall in love with both Porter and Delilah. They brought the best out in each other. Porter was so terrific looking past Delilah’s scar, finding her to be beautiful inside and out. A true hero as he saves Delilah from her evil and twisted family, and gives her a new life that is nothing like the one she’s lived. It’s here where Delilah learns and comes to realize that she does matter and that love is possible and there for her taking. It bears mentioning that I was so moved when Porter’s mother, Eliza, made her feel so welcome and loved, taking her under her wing, treating her with respect and kindness, like her own daughter, all of which Delilah never had or received from her own mother.
- Porter’s POV, conversation with Delilah and his mother, Eliza
Eliza: ““I was talking to June this morning about finally moving to the mother-in-law house.” I nodded in agreement. That was the original deal.
Delilah spoke up. “Do you have to?”
“Well, I don’t have to, but it’s the usual protocol. I stayed for a bit to make sure you were eating and taken care of. I knew Porter would be gone soon after your wedding. But I think it’s time to go.” There was a sadness I hadn’t taken the time to consider in my mother’s eyes.
“If it’s okay, I’d like you to stay here.” Even Delilah looked shocked to hear her claim.
“Are you sure? Porter?” I didn’t say anything right away, so Delilah defended her claim. “Porter, when you are out of town, I’ll be here alone. I’ve been alone all my life.”
“I’m fine with it if it makes you happy, love.”
“There.” She patted my mother’s hand. “That settles it.” Delilah went back to eating her eggs as if the world hadn’t just tilted a little in her favor.”"
Soon Delilah and Porter are falling in love with each other. As much as I loved their story, I felt they lacked character development. Learning more about them both, as well as some of the other characters, would’ve made the story feel complete, perhaps even to say make it come alive. I wish more was written about Delilah’s parents and two sisters as they each play a huge roll, however despicable, in her life. Instead, the author, Lila Felix (“Felix”) touches on them lightly, fast-forwarding the story so quickly I kept thinking that there had to be more to it than that. One second Delilah is being attacked and in the next a few years have passed. There was nothing about the aftermath of what happened to Delilah, about her feelings and what she went thru. There was no talk of her parents and sisters with respect to the event. We would’ve benefitted greatly had that been included. Perhaps even reading POVs of such characters would’ve given us a story to sink our teeth into. Except for a quick insight about her and family, and what her sisters did, it felt like there were chunks of time and/or pages missing that would’ve made it more complete.
As the story unfolds, it seems there’s a ghost that’s come to haunt both Porter and Delilah. While I didn’t mind the author mixing in a paranormal element, I didn’t find the story to be complete. Actually, incomplete and confusing is how it left me. Like everything else, the author skims over this turn of events. I found the whole thing to be weird. The one thing I couldn’t comprehend was the sacrifice Delilah made for their happiness. It’s not the why that bothered me, but the what she sacrificed. It was hard to comprehend her actions as she did something that was so out of character for her. Not only was I not happy with her decision, I found it to be quite odd and disturbing making me change my feelings about her.
In the end, an intriguing and romantic story of two people falling in love, which unfortunately felt incomplete, with characters that were not fully developed.
I want more. I want a follow up on these characters. This can't be the end!
I'd suggest this book to anyone. It had a unique feel to it that I also found w/the Bayou Bear Chronicles (which are also definite must reads), not that the stories are alike.
Another great book by Lila Felix!
The story of Delilah, cast aside by her poor, greedy family, scarred for being beautiful and Porter, handsome and wealthy businessman, haunted by his past, who saves Delilah from her wretched life. Although at times I was as baffled as Delilah was that someone of Porter's stature would choose her to be his wife, they surprisingly filled each other's souls like no one else could. For Porter, he found the woman who would stand by his side, truly through sickness, health, wealth, poverty and most importantly, in the face of a ghost name Marie, who has decided to try to make their lives as miserable as the one she previously enjoyed.
This tale of hope for more for both Delilah and Porter was a joy to read. Their tender moments were heartfelt as they learn about each other after a whirlwind marriage and offer truths about the lives they have lead before they became betrothed. Each with shameful secrets, each striving for a better life and finding in each other the love they didn't think they would ever find.
The pnr element was easy to digest for a non-believer like myself and I was totally immersed in the story of Marie and the mysterious Rebel, who held the key to the freedom Porter so desperately sought. Wanting out of the past that continued to keep his family under a cloud of despair, it is with his wife Delilah that they finally unravel the long trail of deceit that has plagued Porter's family for generations. An ultimate sacrifice might be the only way to finally keep the ghosts and their harmful ways away for good.
I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written and beautiful book. Something very different for me that I'm very glad I took the time to read. I am a huge fan of Lila Felix and continue to be amazed by her ability to change things up and give the reader truly unique stories.
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