Monday, November 10, 2014

#REVIEW: Romancing Redemption by Bonnie Paulson

October 31, 2014

RomancingRedemptionFrontNameFacing a life of prostitution or homelessness, Rosie Scott must make a choice centered on keeping her and her sister safe in the wilds of an unforgiving Montana land. With their background, the two girls need a fresh start.In Colby, Montana opportunities are as thick as needles on a pine tree. Savvy and independent, Rosie decides to take a chance and start a business, earning her the respect of many town residents. She catches the eye of two men. One interested in exploiting her past and one interested in redeeming her heart. But Rosie’s secrets and who she really is shadow her hopes for happiness. Can a man love her most when her past refuses to leave?

RATING: 3 stars

Review: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a very strange book. The story line itself was good, it was a little predictable, but it was well-written. The author did a good job of writing out the scenes, where I could really see in my mind's eye what it looked like.
I had two big problems with the book. The modern day setting didn't jive with the story line. Maybe it's just because I've never lived out West, or in a town as small as this town was supposed to be, but I think the story would have fit better in the early 1900s at the very least, probably the late 1800s. I still can't envision someone riding a horse in a town where cars are used frequently, in modern day America. I also can't imagine people acting the way they did in the story in modern day America over prostitution or not.
That's why I think it should have been put back in the turn of the century, give or take a decade.
Even the main characters' romance seemed a little too old-fashioned, without some sort of moral reasoning behind it for the characters or a different time line.

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Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.

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