A Godsend: A Love Story for Grownups

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Does love as we once knew it still exist? In our age of Twitter, Match.com. texting, sexting, iPhones and Facebook, can two adults – he a West Coast book anthologist, she a Vermont maple sugar farmer – fall in love the old-fashioned way, through meeting, attraction, lust, adversity, resolution? No, says Jove, God of Gods. Yes, says his son, the God of Love, whose career depends on it. Jove allows him only one intervention to effectuate the passionate, iffy romance between Evan Cameron and Eve Golyakovsky, whose ...
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Does love as we once knew it still exist? In our age of Twitter, Match.com. texting, sexting, iPhones and Facebook, can two adults – he a West Coast book anthologist, she a Vermont maple sugar farmer – fall in love the old-fashioned way, through meeting, attraction, lust, adversity, resolution? No, says Jove, God of Gods. Yes, says his son, the God of Love, whose career depends on it. Jove allows him only one intervention to effectuate the passionate, iffy romance between Evan Cameron and Eve Golyakovsky, whose life experiences make them wary of giving themselves to one another, and he blows it. Because of an ice storm that threatens to destroy Eve’s maple trees, and Evan’s ex-girlfriend’s illness that compels him to take her in, their love for each other is about to implode. The God of Love is now powerless to intercede. But the soul of a man and the heart of a woman are stronger even than the will of the Gods, and the result is a love story for this day and for time immemorial.
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“....Needless to say, nothing unfolds according to plan. But in the end, good things happen to good people, and the pile-up of satisfying surprises makes this novel an especially heartwarming pick-me-up.”

--Stephanie von Hirschberg, MORE Magazine

“I’ve been longing for an adult romance. Here it is.”

--Linda Gottlieb, Producer, Dirty Dancing

“A Godsend gives us an imaginative, multi-layered perspective on the intricacies of the human heart. It is filled with wisdom as the reader lives with Evan; feeling with him and staying fully engaged until the last line.”

--Trisha Meili, author of I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility

“A grown-up, witty look at love. A terrific read.”

—Amanda Silver, co-writer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Wonderful writing, wonderful characters, wonderful story. If you’ve ever been in love, don’t miss it!”

--David Lender, author of the ebooks, Trojan Horse and Vaccine Nation

“As fast paced as a good thriller, and as riveting.”

--David Morrell, author of First Blood and The Brotherhood of the Rose

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935212935
  • Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dalma Heyn is the author of The Erotic Silence of The American Wife; Marriage Shock: The Transformation of Women into Wives; and Drama Kings: The Men Who Drive Strong Women Crazy. Her books have been published in 34 countries and bestsellers here and abroad.

Richard Marek, who has edited such novelists as James Baldwin, Robert Ludlum, Peter Straub and Thomas Harris, is the author of his own novel, Works of Genius, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    A must, must ,must read!

    An intelligent, energetic, warm-hearted novel that makes one believe all over again in the power of love, love,love!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    What a great love story!

    I loved this book from start to finish. Don't we grow-ups yearn for an adult, sexy ,literate love story with lots of surprises and twists and turns? So, this novel never disappoints. Marek, former editor of Robert Ludlum, keeps this story moving and Heyn, with her in-depth understanding of what makes men and women tick, collaborate magnificently. They add their unique talents to give us a gift for Christmas. Wow! What a find. I can't wait for the sequel...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    A treasure!

    My Grandmother used to say that if something was truly important you should put it in writing. It is advice that has served me well throughout my life. Like the characters in this book I find a solidity and connection in writing my thoughts by hand. The first page of Godsend had me giggling, a state the remained for a good portion of the book. Then the beautifully written characters made my heart ache and all I could do was hold my breath and wait to see what happened. As much as this book is about the journey to love it is also a well written love letter to all of us, calling us back to a quieter more thoughtful way of connecting with ourselves and those around us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    This charming love story will hook you like a gripping thriller.

    This charming love story will hook you like a gripping thriller. Great characters, whimsy and passion.

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