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Posted February 23, 2002
The accident left Matthew Brandon blind and a recluse refusing to allow the world to see him. His despondent brother Adam begs family friend, psychologist Jeff Sanders, to fly across the continent to California to see Matthew. Though willing he cannot leave his wife pregnant with complications at this moment. Jeff asks his partner Sara Hamilton to fill in temporally until he can arrive. Sara believes Matthew contains the same negative traits as her ex-husband and wonders how she can overcome her own obvious bias to help the author who has already devoured four West Coast psychologists. Still no one, including her, refuses Jeff. <P>Sara travels to California only to hit the Great Wall as Matthew refuse to see her. Like a crash dummy, Sara consistently bashes his defenses until they begin to crumble enabling her to work inside to his fractured soul. He counters by shattering the locks around her heart. Will these two injured beings find solace in their love for one another or will they continual to relive the past that controls the present and the future? <P> PARADISE FOUND is a potent contemporary tale that stars two hurting individuals that begin to heal through love. The story line could have been a trite retelling of love heals all, but author Mary Campisi never lets the melodrama take control. The audience deeply feels the angst and pain as if it is their own as Ms. Campisi acknowledges that her own first hand dealing with illness and pain is imbued inside her two wonderful lead characters. This furbishes an ardent novel that never loses its focus on the essence of humanity. <P>Harriet Klausner
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Posted January 10, 2014
I have just recently found Mary Campisi, and am looking forward to reading more from this author!
Matt was a famous author which is accustomed to every woman falling all over him, even though he is now blind after an accident. His brother Adam begs family friend, psychologist Jeff Sanders, to fly across the continent to California to see Matthew. Though willing he cannot leave his wife pregnant with complications at this moment. Jeff asks his partner Sara Hamilton to fill in temporally until he can arrive.
Sarah, a psychologist was abandoned by her husband so does not take any bull from Matt. Their relationship begins to grown as they both let down their guards and trust one another with much chemistry. Again it is all about second chances and starting over.
Posted October 13, 2012
Loved this book, unexpected events just kept me glued to one page after another. This is my 3rd book from this author that I have read. Love her books
Posted April 22, 2012
Sad to find that these characters are deviod of the proper feelings that accompany their emotional situations through-out the book. When they are faced with situations like he finding out his lover had lost a baby and a husband at one time, shows her only anger she didn't tell him. This goes on several times making the characters unlikable. There is also a stereotypic hispanic cook. Really, crying holding her rosary and saying "Dios Mio" all the time. I finished the book hoping for a little more on the description of being blind and his movements, her compassion about it, how he felt to see her for the first time. It came up short and off.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 19, 2013
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