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Rainshadow Road

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

25 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

Nicely done story of romance after heartbreak

Lucy Marinn thinks she finally has the life she has always dreamed of. After a childhood of being pushed aside for her younger sister who once had a medical crisis, she has a wonderful boyfriend, a perfect home, and a career she loves. Then, her boyfriend Kevin tells h...
Lucy Marinn thinks she finally has the life she has always dreamed of. After a childhood of being pushed aside for her younger sister who once had a medical crisis, she has a wonderful boyfriend, a perfect home, and a career she loves. Then, her boyfriend Kevin tells her it is all over, she needs to move out and by the way he is in love with her sister Alice. She runs from their home and takes a walk to clear her head and meets Sam Nolan, a local vintner. They have a conversation and Lucy goes home to begin her life all over again.
For once, Alice’s family sides with her and Alice is the villain and she doesn’t like it. She and Kevin plan to marry and the family is not supporting the idea and won’t pay for a wedding. Alice and Kevin hatch a plan to get Lucy a boyfriend so they won’t be the bad guys anymore (not because they feel bad for being selfish jerks). Sam gets pulled into the plan and goes along because he felt an attraction to Lucy.
At this point I thought here we go again, Sam and Lucy fall in love and she finds out about the way it began and so on. But Ms. Kleypas didn’t take the clichéd way, she had Sam act like an adult and tell Lucy the truth from the beginning. Loved it! Especially since Lucy had major trust issues that would cause problems in any relationship. Fate intervenes and Lucy and Sam are thrown together when she ends up recuperating at his house. He has family issues of his own that she gets to see a little closer and they both have to learn to work through their resistance to love.
This was an interesting book because it had a little bit of everything going on. Betrayal, magic, family problems, all the fun things are included in this book. It all works and feels appropriate not just stuck in to make the plot work. There is also a nicely done set up for the next book in the series.

posted by SharonRedfern on February 28, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

60 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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Please do not explain so much of the story when you review! Let us find out something when we read it ourselves,

posted by 4282736 on March 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Reader

    Please do not explain so much of the story when you review! Let us find out something when we read it ourselves,

    60 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Oh, Lisa Lisa Lisa. What have you done? This book is terrible!

    Oh, Lisa Lisa Lisa. What have you done? This book is terrible! I LOVE Lisa Kleypas and have read all of her books, both contemporary and historical romance, and have relied on her consistent good storytelling. This book just misses the mark completely. This weak attempt at adding a dash of "paranormal" only underscores her lack of comfort with that genre. Sam and Lucy are so under-developed as characters and there is a lack of chemistry between them. It was a BORING story with none of the elements one looks for in a romantic novel - no suspense, no interesting characters, and no tension between the characters. Save your money and buy Fifty Shades of Grey.

    18 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    !

    There is no need for some posters to give away every detail in their reviews. That is rude and inconsiderate. You should be banned fromm posting.

    16 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Disappointment

    I was a big fan of her contemporary work, but now am sorely disappointed. This read like a poor hallmark movie (hint hint it was). I have to wonder if the author sold out. I will no longer be following her books. Blue eyed devil and sugar daddy were wonderful. This was rubbish. Don't waste your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    highly recommended enjoyed it

    Good story-easy reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Aleysia

    I love romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Ok, seriously poeple?

    I'll have you know that some poeple enjoy the descritive details in reviwes even the spoilers. I find it quite helpful. NOW for those people who dont if the review looks long or says spoiler on it then heres a suggesten DONT READ IT. Stop complaining about people putting them down because your not the only person in the world. Now it would help if people put spoiler in the title of there review but still not everbody is perfect

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Totally-

    I am sick of trilogies,Sometimes it seems the author writes A book-and editors devide it into three,at least...and thats all for now!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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