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- Publisher: Kindred Spirits Publishing (May 18, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 18, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00U9WZPFY
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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.
I like this author's Emma & the 13 years she achieved being who she was at 27, blind though she was, independent with goals of her own business training dogs as service animals. She is a strong woman, with an underlay of kindness & compassion for others. She has her "besties" a bevy of friends who love & watch out for her. And she has her Father,Sister, Aunt Rose & Uncle Bruce. A cast of characters that make the circle of characters in this story most believable & hard to lay down the book before it's ending.
I like the author's Ian, a man's man, blinded through no fault of his own, but blinded none the less. I like his brother Duncan who wants nothing but the best for His brother & needing Ian to be able to live his life to the very best of his capabilities, even being blind.
I like Quinn, Ian's silent but most trustworthy friend; he's not going to get far from Ian, most certainly.
I liked the meeting of this cast of characters plus several more who join in order for the story to unfold & unfold it does. I will not expand on the storyline, it is great; as indicated before, you will find yourself engrossed in the lives of these people,
Read, savor & enjoy the intertwined lives with hurts & human emotions you feel as you move through the lives of Emma, Ian & those surrounding them. Absolutely great read.
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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.
The main female character (Emma) was upbeat and positive, even after all she had been through. The main male character (Ian) was a cynical, depressed guy reeling from a surgery that left him blind. I liked seeing their interactions with each other. Emma was able to see through his rude and gruff exterior to see the man hurting underneath. It was lovely to see Ian come to grips with his accident and ultimately move on.
The one part that I didn't really like was the villain. Not only was he/she despicable, but I knew from the start who it was. Although there were some plot twists, the villain was far too easy to guess.
However, overall it was a pretty enjoyable read. It wasn't the lighthearted type of romance I expected (I mean of course it's not all sunshine and rainbows because of the main theme of the novel), as there are some serious elements/themes throughout (not just blindness), but I still enjoyed it for the most part.
If I'd fault the book in any way, I'd say Emma seems just so perfect. Though it is great to see how she manages to stay upbeat and inspires Ian to try to get out of his new prison. She's described as a person of faith, whereas Ian is not. This usually makes for a difficult working partnership and certainly puts the prospect of romance off-limits.
And then the heroine of the story regains her sight after an accident. How and why? None of this was really explained so it seems like an ignorant attempt of a plot twist.
Really glad I didn't pay for this book. I gave it 2 stars instead of one because I did manage to read the whole thing. Barely.
I know several people who are blind (not from birth) and their approach to life is awe-inspiring.
This is a clean and well-written, thought provoking romance with lots of different twists and turns, and dogs which always add to a story.
I received a free copy of this book via BookBub and am voluntarily leaving a review.