Joshua's Folly Kindle Edition
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~Author Charissa Stastny
Joshua's Folly is a book that I'll read over and over because of the warmth created in my heart. ~AmazonReviewer
I loved every bit of this, it had romance, a little drama, and great characters. It is definitely one of my top fave reads of 2013! ~Author Brandy Jeffus Corona
From the Author
I also wanted to explore the reality that our childhood experiences affect us in ways we sometimes don't realize. In the novel, Joshua's past experiences leave him unable to move forward, unable to forget past hurts. Regardless that we are all rooting for Josh to move on, his childhood experiences continue to affect his ability to trust, and the resulting mistrust causes him to make some poor decisions . . . hence, his folly.
- ASIN : B00D8DZAME
- Publisher : Taylor Dean Books; 2nd edition (June 5, 2013)
- Publication date : June 5, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1114 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #661,967 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Marisa was 11 years old when she lost her family and found sanctuary with her foster family. It was hard for her to adjust and she was plagued with fears and bad dreams.
One thing gave her peace. A picture of her foster mothers nephew, Joshua. He was not much older than her and she kept his picture under her pillow, creating a fantasy life with him.
Marisa is a young woman now and she’s going to spend the summer with Josh and his daughter, Bethany at his ranch She’s finally going to meet her dream man. The man she’s been in love with for so many years.
Will fate make her dreams come true, or will it end in folly?
There are two meanings in the title, Joshua’s Folly. One is the arbor Joshua built for his daughter. A beautiful floral garden, a place to sit and take in mother nature and play safely.
The other folly you’ll discover when you read the book.
This is a simple romance, with a few complications, mostly insecurity and fear of being hurt again.
Once these three start to get to know each other, they all come out of their shells, connecting and emerging from their cocoons.
I particularly liked the breakfast debates they shared. One of them chose the topic and debated it until a winner emerged. Lively conversation and laughter was good medicine for all of them.
I also thought Marisa’s food fetish was funny. She could mix together the most unlikely combinations and eat it with relish, while Josh and Bethany looked on in horror. Made me laugh and wonder what it tasted like. Was it good, or was she just a good actor?
The romance is sweet and the characters trying to mesh as a family and heal together was charming. I’m keeping my hopes up for these guys.
This is a great summer read for by the pool, or in keeping with the weather, an easy to follow story to read while snuggled up with a hot cup of chocolate.
I received this book from the author for my honest and unbiased review.
Mary said would things would get better, but Marissa didn’t think so.
Marissa couldn’t sleep. She would walk the halls, but when she saw his photograph on the wall, she felt better.
His name is Joshua.
Joshua’s Folly is a romance novel, without ghosts, the supernatural or murder. It is not a novel I would normally choose to read, but because it is by one of my favorite Indie authors, I knew I would read it no matter what it is about. I did enjoy Marissa’s story and for you romance lovers out there, Taylor Dean is an author you will want on your TBR list.
I love the banter between Marissa and Joshua. Bethany joins in and I couldn’t help but smile and laugh right along with them.
Taylor’s romance is always clean and I chuckled when she describes Joshua’s thoughts on kissing Marissa. You will have to read for yourself to find out how sweet it is.
I know something has to happen and I felt Marissa’s sadness and her heart plummet when it does, even though I know it has to end with happy ever after. Now that’s good writing.
This is a ROMANCE, a simple love story. I was told that Joshua’s Folly was not like Taylor’s other books I have read, but I love her writing so my expectations are still high. She has a way of writing that gets me involved. The characters are well developed and I find them easy to relate to. They sound as if they could be your friends and family.