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Posted September 19, 2013
Miracle Lane. Edie Ramer.
I've enjoyed Edie's work before and I love romance so thought I'd try this. It is romance, but in a very different way to the usual type of book. We start where Nia meets Rob, who's posing as his policeman twin brother to keep him out of trouble, and Nia tells him her cat Bast can talk.....OK, very different :) She can tell immediately that its not the policeman twin but Rob, and he's astonished as people are always fooled by the two. They've very close and will do almost anything to help the other.
Robs heard about Nia, the village seem to regard her as different and odd, and after the terrible accident she had, and time in a coma she is a bit odd. But then not having any memory of life before the accident, and her family making it clear they hate her who wouldn't be a bit strange. Bast is definitely the scene stealer of the book – and as a talking cat she's so believable. I just love when she gives Rob the human equivalent of “the finger”!! Parts of the story are told using her voice and she's just perfect.
Rob and Nia form an instant bond, she finds someone with no agenda, and who understands her and he sees a fellow PTSD sufferer. He guesses at what’s behind her trauma, and takes it up with her consultant. He also protects her from her horrible family.
Its a slightly odd book in some ways, very different, and yet easy to read and flow along with. Secrets slowly come out – snippets at first, guesses and putting together of various incidents till it ends in one huge, climatic finale, and the strength of Rob and Nia comes through to help her cope with her past, and forge a way into a new future with Rob.
Stars: well, I really enjoyed it and yet, its not like my usual reads. Still sometimes its good to move outside the comfort zone and this definitely pulled at my emotions. I savoured it as a one off read, it was interesting and unique, but not one I’d keep for re reading. Three and half stars.
Posted December 19, 2012
An Excellent Series!
Ms. Ramer's novels are always such a pleasure to read, and this one is no exception. She takes a small-town setting and populates it with fascinating, offbeat characters like Nia and Rob, who help each other grow, heal and find new things to live for, in spite of family drama and life's tragedies.
Thrilled to see this latest addition to the Miracle Interrupted series and already looking forward to the next installment!