Clarity

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Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods-where no one could ever hurt her again.

When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her...

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Overview

Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods-where no one could ever hurt her again.

When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her the ability to see for the first time, Helen stubbornly refuses. She has learned not to trust anyone, and to rely only on herself. But Dr. Liam Larson will not take no for an answer. He makes it his personal mission to rescue Helen from her loneliness, and bring joy into her world once more-the joy she has denied herself for so long.

When Helen's demons come racing back into her life, threatening to rip her apart and destroy the strength she has carefully rebuilt, Liam is the only one who might be able to save her.

Can he reach the broken girl in time, helping her to heal and see the world in a different light? Or will Helen's grief send her spiraling out of control, lost to him forever?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781496021816
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/20/2014
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 565,201
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Loretta Lost is an author of contemporary romance and new adult fiction.
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  • Posted May 3, 2014

    Helen is a young blind woman who has experienced the loss of her

    Helen is a young blind woman who has experienced the loss of her mother and a violent rape.




    She is moving past her experiences only to have a shocking revelation at the end of the book!

    I won't give away the story line but Clarity is a fast reading book with some twists and turns.

    It will leave you ready for the next book in the series!!!

    Thumbs up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Helen Winters has lived a sheltered and secluded life up until s

    Helen Winters has lived a sheltered and secluded life up until some young doctors come bearing news that they can cure the blindness she was born with. Helen is of course a non trusting, bitter person because of her past disappointments and betrayals. She's uncomfortable with the idea that her life could change, and it does when she meets Dr. Liam Larson. Against all odds, Liam is intent on curing Helen's blindness, as well as show her that there are good people who want to help her. Helen and Liam's love story is epic, and I can't wait to read the next book. "Clarity" is heart-breaking, rousing, and brilliantly written. I felt so much compassion for Helen's character. This is a great read all around.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Amazing and heartfelt!  This was a lovely and breathtaking story

    Amazing and heartfelt! 
    This was a lovely and breathtaking story. Helen is such a strong and smart heroine, and I love reading from her point of view. Because she is blind, we get to experience and feel the story so much more through her sense of touch as she trails her fingertips over everyday items, and through her sensitivity to sound and smell. I felt everything she felt. Liam sounds like a true gentleman, and Owen is a riot. I was charmed by all the characters, and the story had plenty of surprising twists and turns. I can't wait for the next installment! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2014

    Clarity is unlike any book I have read. It is beautiful, tragic,

    Clarity is unlike any book I have read. It is beautiful, tragic, hopeful, comical, soulful, and mesmerizing. I was completely captivated by Helen’s story. Her strength is powerful, her fragility endearing. There is obvious heat and chemistry between Helen and Liam that gives rise to hope that Helen will be able to overcome the serious challenges she faces in allowing someone to enter her life again. While Author Loretta Lost keeps the story light and positive throughout most of the book there are moments that are hard to experience. These moments contribute significantly to Helen’s ability to trust Liam and allowing herself to get close to him. While Helen’s hesitation is more than understandable, I am eager to read the next book in the series and hopeful that she is able to overcome the traumatic moments that sent her into isolation. I highly recommend it!




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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    Before I began Clarity I wish I had known its length because thi

    Before I began Clarity I wish I had known its length because this is a story which forces the reader to invest emotions and form a deep connection to the female protagonist, leaving us with a feeling of loss when it abruptly ends. Loretta Lost does not refrain from examining the serious issue of rape and the lasting effects such an attack can have on an individual.
    Clarity's main character, Helen, has chosen to deal with her trauma by isolating herself from her family and the rest of society, writing novels as a form of therapy. When Helen is contacted by doctors Liam and Owen, with a opportunity to cure her blindness, she is reluctant to participate in the tests, but she is charmed by Liam and makes a deal to be studied if they can take her back home to her sister's wedding. The road trip the three embark on produces some laugh out loud moments and whilst Helen spars verbally with Liam and Owen her tense mood is almost forgotten. Loretta Lost gently infers at a romance between Liam and Helen and I am looking forward to this being explored in the sequels. 
    As soon as Helen is reunited with her father and sister the atmosphere of the story changes; though Helen is comforted by familiar surroundings she is also reminded of the past she escaped from.  I instantly disliked Helen's sister Carmen, who appears selfish and thoughtless and also an hysterical bridezilla! 
    Although I was not surprised by Clarity's final events, Loretta Lost overwhelms her reader with Helen's emotions, meaning the cliffhanger ending is heart-breaking. Luckily I could immediately purchase Clarity book two and continue reading. 
    I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    At the very end, the author puts a statement on PTSD and rape. S

    At the very end, the author puts a statement on PTSD and rape. So as this is a fiction book, it is also based on facts from her life and some of her friends. So, I tread lightly. My daughter was in a marriage of abuse and my sister in law was raped by her own husband. Both are doing much better. I saw how it changed their lives.
    I saw where this was going early in the book but it did not deter me from the book. I truly wanted to know how she, Helen (who has blind since birth), would handle it. It was heart wrenching and my pulse went up waiting for what I knew was coming. But unfortunately, there is a cliff hanger. The author had a reason for it and she writes about it at the end.
    But backing up; we have Helen who is blind and in college. She is a little lost in school and a man offers his assistance. She trusted him. Yet he led her to a room and raped and beat her. Her life was forever altered. She didn’t tell her family what really happened; only that she was mugged. She went into seclusion and writes books. She eats protein bars and has stuff brought to her. She lives in the middle of nowhere and prefers her life that way. Not trusting others and not wanting to appear weak ever again.
    A doctor of hers talked to these two young ophthalmologists who are doing research and feel like the type of blindness Helen has can be fixed. It takes a lot of convincing for Helen to believe them. But her sister is getting married and she needs to be there. The one doctor has read a book of hers and has a crush on her. So, she strikes a bargain; if they will take her to her home for her sister’s wedding she will be part of their research. It is a long ride and the two doctors couldn’t be more opposite. She relaxes around them and they are quite funny together.
    When she gets home, she not only gets wrath from her sister whom she hasn’t really seen or talked much to in years but finds out her father’s situation isn’t great either. She feels bad and decides to right the wrong.
    After that, I will leave you to read the rest. It is a relatively short book. If I didn’t have a few commitments I would have read the next one right away. The end is a cliffhanger and it breaks your heart and leaves you wanting to know more!

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Loretta Lost takes us on an emotional ride in this beautiful book.  Clarity is about the battles of depression and trust after rape. 

    The plot is fairly simple and straightforward but has a complicated emotional undercurrent.   A student is raped on campus.  She can't cope and moves away to a secluded house in the middle of nowhere where she pursues a career in writing.  Born blind magnifies her social phobia and fear to such an extent that she shuts out her family and friends and lives as a recluse. 

    I loved all aspects of this story, but it wasn't until the very end of the book when I read the author's note that I really understood with clarity the real beauty of the words that were written. 

    Thank you Loretta Lost for taking us on this amazing tour of the broken people who are among us every day. 

    I can't wait to see what happens next! 

    4-Bombs
    Reviewed by Soreta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    A spellbinding story! I love the way this author writes.

    A spellbinding story! I love the way this author writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

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    Really good story....sadly, this is the first part of a 3 (maybe 4-5????)part story. That is the only reason I gave it only 2 stars. We should be told that a book is not the complete story...after I bought the second part, I learned there was a third part. I think I am done with this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Blindness. The thought of it is scary, how do you trust a world

    Blindness. The thought of it is scary, how do you trust a world that you cannot see. How do you live with the darkness, especially when it is mirrored in the people you meet, people who betray you because of your disability? Blindness. Sometimes it is more than a lack of sight. Sometimes it is not seeing something obvious that’s right in front of our eyes, sometimes it’s a lack of clarity.

    Loretta Lost has written one of the most remarkable blind characters in Clarity, a living, breathing person who shows us nuances of blindness that most of us couldn’t even imagine. The story is beautifully crafted, working on multiple levels, the events will have you feeling a tsunami of emotions, both intense and evocative.

    In lesser hands, Clarity could be overly melodramatic, but Lost displays a clear, guiding vision, one that makes the story resonant, feeling real and vibrant. And inspiring. Because nothing is as inspiring as overcoming, when you have every reason to give up. There is a message here, beyond the traditional romance, one that is unforgettable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Really an exciting read until the end. The novel is so engaging

    Really an exciting read until the end. The novel is so engaging and written in a comprehensive way. I could not put it down. 

    It's captivating, well developed and organized writing by Loretta Lost. Clarity is totally different and touching. The way Helen, a young blind woman survived throughout the novel - that's really praiseworthy and motivating. It's a romantic and touching release and it deserves a 5 stars. Hats off!!!

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

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    An amazing romantic book by Loretta, Clarity is an outstanding &

    An amazing romantic book by Loretta, Clarity is an outstanding & creative composition. The rich writing style and the powerful storyline revealed a new flow to this novel. The twists are there until the end, so engaging novel, which is related to life. The leading role in the story, Helen is nicely developed with her blindness, Loretta impressed me through her imagination and writing, for which I must applause. A great book, enjoyed reading it. 

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