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About the Author
- ASIN : B00U9WZPFY
- Publisher : Kindred Spirits Publishing (May 18, 2015)
- Publication date : May 18, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1924 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 368 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #236,160 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Now imagine my surprise when I went checking for other books by this author and came across BLIND MAN BLUFF a STONE CAP MOUNTAIN NOVEL which turned out to be the same story as NOT BY SIGHT which is a STONE RIVER BOOK 2 book.
Not sure what to make of that except to say it put a damper on me searching for other books because I feel a bit of a let down with that type of maneuver.
I have carried out further research and realize that the maneuvering has continued throughout both series so I will not purchase any more books by this author.
The storyline is interesting and has constant movement to keep your attention. The characters are well drawn and conversation flows naturally. Faith is shown through life choices and habits. The reader is not preached at.
I loved the attitude of the female protagonist. Blind at age fourteen she pushed to be able to do anything and everything she could and many things people thought she couldn't. Her attitude reminds me of my friend Jessica Cox who was born without arms yet holds a third degree black belt in ti-Kwan-do and is the only person without arms to ever get a pilot's license.
I enjoyed the book and will add it to my reread collection. I recommend this book.
The main problem is hard to spot in its absence, but another reviewer mentioned that these books had been previously released as a secular series with adult content that has now been cut out, with "religious" references pasted in that don't quite work in the plot. Just as adding canned chop-suey vegetables to leftover corned beef doesn't taste *bad* (trust me on this - italics needed here;-) but does not make it Chinese, calling these wandering souls "Christian" because they say words like "God" and prayer" and apparently go to church all the time doesn't make it ring true. (Though our main female character Emma does have a certain strength and clarity about her that suggests a spiritual grounding, so I might believe it of her.) IF the author had re-written the entire point of the story into an "I am the Light in Your Darkness" theme, that could have worked as a religious angle (- not for me, but many people would love that.) As it is, I might read further stories in this series if they were on KU - possibly one or two if they were $.99 - but for $2.99 & $3.99 each, I think not. It might be interesting to read the original version, just for comparison.
Duncan turns to Bruce Dibbs, a family friend, for help. Dibbs suggests hiring his niece, Emma Wyatt, who works as a waitress in her father’s diner. Duncan can’t imagine what a pretty, 28-year-old waitress could do to help his binge-drinking and angry brother, until Dibbs points out what Duncan didn’t notice about the young woman.
She’s blind, too. When she was 14, an automobile accident killed her mother and left Emma without sight.
Duncan agrees, and offers Emma enough money for her to realize her dream of opening an animal shelter. But working with Ian is no walk in the park. Slowly, Emma begins to bring Ian out of himself. He discovers he’s falling in love with her, but how can he offer love to a woman he can’t protect?
And then there’s something bad lurking in the background, dogging both Emma and Ian. Bad things begin to happen. And family secrets are starting to ooze out from where they’ve long been hidden.
“Not by Sight” by Kay Lyons tells the story of Ian and Emma. It is the first of seven books in Lyons’ Stone River series, described as “sweet and clean romances.” Lyons has another series in the same category, Secret Santa. Under the name Ivy James, she’s published 11 “slightly sexier” romance stories.
“Not by Sight” is a heartwarming story about a man struggled with a sudden disability, a young woman who doesn’t let blindness stop her even as she experiences its limitations and problems, and how they eventually come to help each other.
Top reviews from other countries
I loved this read, it was beautiful, great story, plot and I loved the characters. There is angst, a twist and turn, I did guess who the bad character was but this read had me crying, smiling and I couldn’t put it down. A very sweet romance which is very PG but lovely.
Already got that one and nowhere was an indication that its exactly the same book.