Central Park Rendezvous

Central Park Rendezvous

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by Ronie Kendig

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Welcome to the Big Apple where four generations of heroes find a love that never ends. Home from Afghanistan, Sean Wolfe is avoiding his dreams. Will Jamie Russo and an old coin give him new hope? Once betrayed by love, Alan James is embittered. Will a sweet reunion in Central Park heal his broken heart? Helen Wolfe is struggling to provide for herself and her


Welcome to the Big Apple where four generations of heroes find a love that never ends. Home from Afghanistan, Sean Wolfe is avoiding his dreams. Will Jamie Russo and an old coin give him new hope? Once betrayed by love, Alan James is embittered. Will a sweet reunion in Central Park heal his broken heart? Helen Wolfe is struggling to provide for herself and her family. Is Bernie O’Day her answer to prayer? Damaged in body and soul by war, William Wolfe’s fiancée has rejected him. Will he ever risk his heart again? Will love persevere despite unimaginable odds?

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Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
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Romancing America
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Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with their four children, a Maltese Menace, and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction. Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK).

Dineen Miller readily admits one of life’s greatest lessons is that there’s purpose in our trials. Her years as a youth counselor, Stephen Minister, women’s ministry leader and small group leader fuel her desire to ignite the souls of others through words of truth. Married for more than twenty-four years, she shares her life with a great guy who adores disc golf and her two grown daughters who surprise her daily with their own creativity.
KIM VOGEL SAWYER, a Kansas resident, is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, speaker, and lover of cats and chocolate. From the time she was a very little girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and seeing her words in print is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Kim relishes her time with family and friends, and stays active in her church by teaching adult Sunday school, singing in the choir, and being a "ding-a-ling" (playing in the bell choir). In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy.

MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people’s eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

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Central Park Rendezvous 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
CoopTroop More than 1 year ago
I have never read a Four-in-One Collection by four different authors, where each story ties in with one another.  I have noticed with all the Romancing America series each book contains four different stories, one after another.  Only did I notice with “Central Park Rendezvous” the first story is split four different parts with the other three stories going back in history in relating to a letter from the first story.  I like more of a historical novel and seeing how with all of them tying together from present day to 1865, I have truly enjoyed this novel.  Each story takes in dealing around certain wartimes like the Afghanistan War of this present time (by Ronie Kendig), Vietnam War of 1973 (by Dineen Miller), World War II of 1941 (by Kim Vogel Sawyer), and Civil War of 1865 (by MaryLu Tyndall).  Read this four-in-one collection novel to see how a family heirloom gold coin with a description on is passed through the generations of a many years working through each of the different couples based around Central Park in New York!
MommaRog More than 1 year ago
Central Park Rendezvous is written by 4 authors, each telling the story of 1 generation and how the coin played a part in their lives. It amazes me how the 4 stories are brought together as one to complete the story of the ancient coin, where it came from and how it was passed along from one generation to the other. It tells of love, trials, and overcoming obstacles. An amazing story of how God continues to work in their lives, even after many years have passed. A wonderful read that leaves you wanting to "get to know" all of the characters more.
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
This book had a very interesting storyline. We start out in modern day New York City where we meet Jamie and Sean. The other stories intertwine together through letters written by Sean’s family from the past. We travel to 1973 during Vietnam war then back to Jamie and Sean. We then head to 1941 and the beginning of WWII. After another stop back in the present we head all the way back to the civil war. The book concludes with present day. What I liked: I really like how this story was told. It felt like one novel not 4 shorter ones. Having one of the stories be the focal point was also fun as it felt more like a regular novel. The authors did such a good job of writing together I kept forgetting that 4 people wrote the book. The use of the letters to hold the story together made it unique. What I did not like: I wish Helen and Bernie’s story(1941) had been a little longer. It also felt like that story was left hanging a little bit and it would have been nice to know how it all turned out for them. Over all I really enjoyed this book I even cried at the end. I just really liked how all the stories tied together and make the whole book uniform. A must read!
Chaplain-Debbie_777 More than 1 year ago
Four authors. One story. My review of 'Central Park Rendezvous' by Ronie Kendig, Dineen Miller, Kim Vogel Sawyer and MaryLu Tyndall: These four authors did an amazing job bringing each of their sections together to create a wonderful tale. This book follows the lives of four generations, each with their own heartbreaking and heartwarming story; yet all sharing the same goal. I found myself going back and forth from present day New York to New York past. It was a whirlwind of time and emotions! Reading this book helped me to realize the impact a war can have on the lives of people and how putting our faith in God is job number one. I encourage anyone who has a loved one in the military, anyone who is seeking God's purpose for their lives or simply anyone who enjoys getting totally swept away, to pick up 'Central Park Rendezvous' and let yourself get lost in the lives of these wonderful characters.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
I don’t want to ruin any of the stories but I think you should be prepared that the stories are interwoven. I almost threw the book after reading the first story because I thought they were going to leave us hanging… they don’t. These stories were much better than I expected in a collection. To be honest I only read it because Ronie Kendig was one of the authors You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.  
MarB1 More than 1 year ago
A Tremendous Read! Dream a Little Dream by Ronie Kendig Afghanistan War, present day Jamie Rosso's uncle Alan is a collector of war memorabilia. He reseaches medals and other pieces and tries to find out who they belonged to. He's a Vietnam veteran and when he returned the woman he was supposed to marry was gone. He always kept hoping he would find her. Now after almost 40 years he's ready to move on with life and he's closing his shop. Jamie can't believe uncle Alan is giving up and she decides not to give up. When Alan is not looking she's snatching away a box with letters from the Wolfe Estate. The Wolfe family is very dear to Uncle Alan and Jamie can't believe he wants to get rid of this box with letters. Jamie decides to dig through the box and tries to find the living Wolfe relatives. Sean Wolfe got injured by an IED in the Afghanistan War. He's suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and has scars on his neck and jaw. His fiancée broke up with him. He is hurt and swears he is done with women. Sean comes from a family of warriors. His father served in Vietnam and came back a different man. He killed himself when Sean was just 4 years old. Jamie found Sean and gave him the letters from his grandfather. First he didn't want to read them, because of the bad memories they would give. But Jamie told him: "We all need the bad memories to recognize the good ones." (I love that quote!) Sean starts reading the letters and finds out that his dad was a better man than what his mom let him to believe. When he is reading the letters he finds out about a coin that has passed through the Wolfe family for centuries. He asked Jamie if she also found that coin in the box with letters. Jamie wonders if Sean knows a woman called Gail. She is the woman her Uncle Alan was supposed to marry. Jamie is convinced there must be a connection to the Wolfe family. Together Jamie and Sean are reading the Wolfe letters and learn the history of the Wolfe family. A Love Meant to Be by Dineen Miller Vietnam War, 1973 Alan is at his friend's (Sean's father) house and there he meets Gail. He's struck by her beauty and disappointed to find out she's engaged to another man. Gail is in New York City for the Summer. Alan offers to show her around and finds himself falling in love with her. Gail is attracted to him, too, but she's engaged. Can their love ever happen? When Alan is called for duty to Vietnam. Gail promised him to wait for him and they agreed to meet each other on the Bow Bridge. Alan gave the Civil War coin to Gail as a promise of his love for her. But when he came back there was no sign of Gail. What ever happened that she wasn't there and couldn't be found? To Sing Another Day by Kim Vogel Sawyer WWII, 1941 Helen Wolfe is the oldest of her siblings. Their parents died and Helen tries to run the family. But when her sister gets sick for a long time, she must stop working to care for her and they ran out of money. Her brother Henry has the Civil War coin and it's the only thing of worth they possess. Helen went to the pawn shop in hopes to get good money for the coin. There she met shop owner Bernie O'Day. He felt sorry for Helen and gave her more money for the coin than its worth. Some time later Henry Wolfe came to Bernie's shop asking for a job. Bernie decided to hire him although he didn't need an extra hand. He just wanted to help the Wolfe family. He starts to care for the family and hopes it might grow to something more with Helen. When Japan attacks the US, Bernie signs up for duty. Will the coin return to the Wolfe family? Beauty from Ashes by MaryLu Tyndall Civil War, 1865 Permelia and Annie Shaw are sisters who live on the Shaw Plantation. Their parents died during the Civil War and their brother is serving in the Army. Annie is engaged to Wiliam Wolfe, colonel in the Army. When he left he gave Annie the coin with the inscription 'Love Never Fails W W'. He's been gone for years and Annie gave up on William and found a new boyfriend. She stopped writing to William and tossed the coin out of the window. Her sister Permelia found the coin and started writing letters to William. William thought Annie was writing the letters and he discovered that she has more depth than he thought. He started to fall in love with this new Annie. When the war is over he rushes over to the Shaw Plantation and wonders what Annie will think of his injury--burn marks on the right side of his face. When Annie sees them she is shocked and she cannot make herself look at him. Permelia is shocked too, but she is not afraid to look at him or his scars. What he sees in her eyes is confusing him. Annie is hiding in her room for two days and Permelia is trying to encourage Annie to come out and meet William. When she finally meets him she can't look him in the eyes or to his injured face. William finds out that she sounds so much different than she did in her letters. He also finds out that he is no longer attracted to her, but Permelia makes his heart race. A Wolfe is man of his word and he promised to marry Annie, so he still intends to do so. When Annie's other lover comes calling, she must make a decision, but she doesn't. Who will she finally choose? What will William do when he finds out who wrote the letters? Who will meet William on New Year's day on the Bow Bridge? This was a tremendous read! I loved to see all the novellas get connected to each other. Ronie Kendig's Dream a Little Dream is split up in four parts and is told between the other three novellas. Jamie and Sean's story each time develops further after they have learned more about the Wolfe family (after another novella). Will they also find love? All novellas center around the Bow Bridge in Central Park - William Wolfe's coin with inscription 'Love Never Fails' - in each story someone is struggling to trust God and in each story a man goes or went to war. *Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my review copy.*
AngiOakley More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It's difficult enough for a single author to keep all of the details straight when writing a book, but to have four different authors working together, all of them writing a story from a different time period, is pretty incredible. And these ladies...Ronie Kendig, Dineen Miller, Kim Vogel Sawyer, and MaryLu Tyndall...pulled it off beautifully. Not only that, but instead of writing their stories in chronological order, they take the reader on a journey back in time, with a few little breaks in between. They are stories of real heroes, sacrifice, romance, and God's love. I give this book 5-stars.
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Walks back in. Eyes glowing.
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We need more boys