The final chapter of Luke Stone and Darlina Flowers brings a bittersweet story that will tug at your heartstrings. Luke's life has run the gamut. He met a love for all time in Darlina, served fifteen years in prison, endured separation and suffered such horrible health problems. He's come full circle in this book. He's back to making music and doing what fulfills him. I loved this kinder, gentler man. He's grown and discovered exactly who Luke Stone is and what he stands for. He really LIKES the man he's become. Darlina has never wavered from his side. She's been through sheer hell at times for the man she loves. Luke completes her I think. I've watched her grow through these four books and she achieved a wisdom that few people ever do. From the first chapter of this final one to the very last sentence, I was swept away into this unforgettable story. I have to say the very ending blew me away. It's beautifully written with emotion running so deep, it oozes from the pages. Luke Stone achieved everything he wanted and left a legacy that will stand forever.I love these characters who are Rick and Jan Sikes in real life. Such an amazing legacy to leave. The world will long remember the mark he left, both in music and on the people he touched. Jan writes with emotion and grit and doesn't shy away from the painful parts she lived with the rebel country singer. She, too, has left her footprints on the sands of time. This story needed to be told and she did it. I applaud her for her courage and strength. She's become a writer with an amazing gift that I really don't think she knew she had. I can't wait to see what she writes next. All I know is that she'll take her readers for a ride. So hold on tight.
Linda Broday, USA and NY Times Bestselling Author
About the Author
Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing journey around the age of eight. Primarily, the stories she writes are based on true stories about people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart, there is something worth sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories…and yet this is truth. The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction fits the stories that she shares. Passionate about her writing projects, Jan is driven to tell a deeply personal story with the hope that it might touch someone’s heart or life in a positive way. She also releases a music CD of original songs along with each book that fits the time period of the story. Why? Because the stories revolve and evolve around a deep-rooted passion for music Jan resides in North Texas, has five grandchildren and in her spare time, loves to volunteer at Texas music festivals. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Musicians Museum, the North Texas Book Festival and the Texas Author’s Institute of History.