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Finishing Touches
     

Finishing Touches

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by LK Hunsaker
 

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Jenna Rhodes escaped her mother's idea of a successful, elite life with an early marriage to an unknown artist, but her husband's eventual success has catapulted her into the midst of another world in which she feels she doesn't belong. Now, in her early twenties, she finds herself alone with a young baby and fighting against her overwhelming artistic desires. With

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Jenna Rhodes escaped her mother's idea of a successful, elite life with an early marriage to an unknown artist, but her husband's eventual success has catapulted her into the midst of another world in which she feels she doesn't belong. Now, in her early twenties, she finds herself alone with a young baby and fighting against her overwhelming artistic desires. With memories of the past and the rekindling of an old friendship, Jenna struggles to find her own world. Rejecting her impulses becomes impossible, though, when a handsome magnetic force begins to pull at her spirit.

Finishing Touches is in print along with its sequel Final Strokes in a combined edition titled The gallery.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000690420
Publisher:
LK Hunsaker
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
368 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

~ Literary Romance With An Artsy Twist ~

LK Hunsaker is the author of a string of novels centered around the arts and societal issues. Raised in Central Illinois in the midst of an artistic family and surrounded by cornfields, she married a career soldier and spent the next 20 years moving around the U.S. and abroad. During that time, she raised two children, worked a few odd jobs, finished her psychology degree, and embarked on a writing career. She and her husband are now settled in Western Pennsylvania surrounded by trees and lakes, but they still get restless feet and the urge to travel.

LK has been called one of the "great storytellers" with "brilliant writing" by reviewers and peers, and has won several peer awards and commendations. Her short stories, poems, reviews, and articles have been published in literary ezines and print magazines.

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Finishing Touches 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not an avid reader, but this book was worth my time. I felt connected to the characters, as if they could be a neighbor or co-worker. I have bought two more copies of this book to give as gifts. I hope my friends enjoy it as much as I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written, insightful novel about a young woman coming to terms with who she is, and should become, and her struggle to overcome outside dictates as to what others think she 'should be'. I would especially recommend this book to any young woman about to embark on this same journey of self-discovery.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Jenna was only 24 when cancer took her husband. He was a very successful young artist.She was content to just be his wife and put her talents and desires on hold so she could totally support him.Her parents ad best friend were against her marriage but she was happy anyway.Years ago I had a Creative Writing teacher who tried to teach us to write according tothought pattern. I never successfully accomplished it - LK did.This was a little difficult at first to follow as the author fluctuated between past and present.She, however, was able to do so remarkably well.  I would have preferred a slightly different ending but it wasn't my story. It reflected feelings and grieving of many spouses left behindby the death of the other.I gave a weak four star rating because at first it was difficult to follow along then in the middleit, somewhat, dragged. It was quite "cleanly" well-written and once the reader began to discoverthe past/present pattern, it was a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and tooo long. No substance! Jas