Paradise Found

Paradise Found

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by Mary Campisi
     
 

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Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Paradise Found is Book Four of That

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Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance - in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Paradise Found is Book Four of That Second Chance Series.

How does one see truly--with the heart or with the eyes?

Matt Brandon has it all--wealth, power, looks, and talent. Women want him; men want to be like him. When a freak ski accident strips him of one of life's most basic needs--his sight--he struggles to accept the possibility that his blindness may be permanent.

Enter psychologist Sara Hamilton, a woman who has known her own share of grief and loss and may just be the one person who can help Matt redefine his new world. Sara is every woman's woman--she's not a toothpick or a Cosmo girl, has never been prom queen, or dated the blond-haired god with the big white teeth. She's honest and decent and real...and lives on the perimeter, applauding her patients' successes, nursing them through their failures, but never acknowledging or accepting what she lacks in her own life. She's loved and lost once and has been so emotionally scarred, she's not willing to risk those feelings again.

Of course, she's never met a man like Matt Brandon. As Matt and Sara explore the delicate balance between "blind" trust and hope, they will discover that sometimes you have to lose everything to find what you are truly looking for...

That Second Chance Series:
Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)
Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)
Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)
Book Four: Paradise Found
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480286924
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/18/2012
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Campisi should have known she'd become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the endings to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.

When she's not working on her craft or following the lives of five young adult children, Mary's digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or on the prefect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own "hero" husband, on his Electra Glide Classic aka Harley.

Mary has been published with Kensington, Carina Press, The Wild Rose Press, and Jocelyn Hollow Romance.

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Paradise Found 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.

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?

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.

Harriet Klausner

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quaintinns More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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