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I bought a copy for my Kindle software and I'm very glad I did.
Short plot summary: Professor Lachlan MacAndrews has been given a second chance at his old job in the English Department at the university. His first job is to welcome his new grad assistant, Amanda Sullivan. But on meeting her, he finds she's the double of a woman who died because of his carelessness. Amanda doesn't understand the half-hidden anxiety in her new boss, nor does she understand the half-heard voice that tells her she MUST stay, regardless of how unwelcoming he can be. She obeys, trying to find reasons the voice is some natural phenomenon, when deep in her heart she knows it is not.
Plot twists and turns as they begin to care for each other include Lachlan's passion for teaching; Amanda's resemblance to the woman who died, Annette Cooper; and Professors Wes and Emily Barron's tries to help this challenged pair through confusion to clarity. Or is everything all it seems? Is Lachlan directly responsible for Annette's death, or is someone playing a much more sinister game?
Butler's turn of phrase is spot-on. She manages to ground us in the everyday life of the college, its students and faculty with deft skill. The love story is yummy and makes me wish I'd had a prof like Lachlan during my school years. I loved this book. Altogether a beautifully crafted story, skillfully told by a master, with a surprise ending I will not spoil here.
Worth it? You bet. E-book from Desert Breeze Publishing.
Of course I won't tell you how it all ends, but I can tell you is ending is just as creative and captivating as the beginning and middle.
Give yourself a treat, and read Voice of Innocence.
A well done romance novel full of emotions that made me blush at times. Comfortable settings that are easy to imagine and explore. Realistic characters fully fleshed out. Janet suggested I read this to learn about the genre. `Voice of Innocence' is a tautly crafted tale of intrigue and love that I recommend to you to read.
In this gripping, hurry-and-turn-the-page suspense novel by Janet W. Butler, the reader is drawn into the collegiate world of Professor MacAndrews and newcomer to the Humanities Department Amanda Sullivan. From page one, Chapter One, the reader is drawn deeper and deeper into a mysterious set of events, bordering near the edge of reality. Is it the ghost of Annie, a young college student who died tragically on an icy road? Or are the unexplained events – white roses appearing near a stained glass window, Annie’s gloves showing up in unexpected places, the odd sensation Amanda has of being ‘watched’ or ‘spoken to’ coming from a cruel prankster belonging to the real world? It’s only near the exciting climax where all the clues come into focus and the truth is revealed. If this book is a roller coaster ride, it’s an inverted one where the reader hangs breathlessly upside down, tossed and shaken out of reality! Who was Annie and what hold did she have on Professor MacAndrews and the other cast of characters? What is Amanda’s place in this set of circumstances? Is she in the right place at the right time . . . or have forces beyond this world led her into a vortex of events twisting out of control?
Voice of Innocence grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let you loose until the conclusion. Full of memorable characters, the college atmosphere is well-written and as comfortable as slipping on a pair of comfy slippers. But be warned, this is not a book you want to read before going to bed! Not unless you want to sit up until “the end.” It’s one of those reads that leaves a lasting impression and searching for “other books by the author!”