The Picture

The Picture

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by stephanie taylor
     
 

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Sophie lives her life as a hospice nurse running from her past and over-compensating for her sins. She wants nothing more than to help others the way someone once helped her. But she never expected to get so attached to one of her patients.

Nicholas is suddenly looking for more meaning in his life than money, fast women and flashing lights. Life as a rocker

Overview

Sophie lives her life as a hospice nurse running from her past and over-compensating for her sins. She wants nothing more than to help others the way someone once helped her. But she never expected to get so attached to one of her patients.

Nicholas is suddenly looking for more meaning in his life than money, fast women and flashing lights. Life as a rocker has left him empty. Only Emily filled the gaping hole in his heart and with her death, his soul is broken into pieces.

When two lives collide, Sophie and Nicholas know they'll never be the same. Together, they try to figure out a message Emily has left behind. Can they succeed before the realities of life tear them apart?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012573308
Publisher:
Astraea Press
Publication date:
05/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,044,959
File size:
366 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHANIE TAYLOR is a freelance editor, author and business owner. She spends her time making other authors� dreams come true at Astraea Press as Editor in Chief and Owner. Stephanie opened Astraea Press because of the lack of non-erotic book publishers and has finally found a home for her books.

STEPHANIE has a doctorate in multi-tasking and can actually walk a tight rope while balancing a dinner plate on her head and typing her next novel with the other. She lives in Alabama with her three children and her wonderful husband of ten years.

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Picture 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
My review: I adored this book! It was such a sweet romance, that I would say that it should be a must read for romance lovers. I laughed, I cried, I ached while reading The Picture! It¿s a sad and sweet book. Regarding the plot: I was hooked from the very first page of The Picture. The story starts with a rock concert where the main female character Sophie is listening to song that means a lot to her and to the singer, Nicholas. Sophie has a purpose to meet Nicholas during the after party of the concert. She needs to deliver a picture from Emily to Nicholas. Sophie and Nicholas meet, but the circumstances change quickly because Sophie feels attracted to Nicholas and does not find a chance to do what she was asked until it¿s too late. Nicholas finds a picture of Emily and Sophie decides to leave Nicholas behind without explanations. Nicholas and Sophie meet again and due to the snowstorm, Nicholas cannot travel back and stays with Sophie. The snowstorm forces both Sophie and Nicholas to open up their hearts and they learn a lot about each other and about their pasts. Step by step they grow closer to each other. Emily is the person that binds Nicolas and Sophie together and the story is partially told through the flashbacks about Emily¿s role in Sophie¿s life. And I loved the way the story was told. The scenes shared between Emily and Sophie were heartbreaking and sweet. Regarding the characters: My favorite character was Emily! She was so sweet, so strong, so leveled. It was amazing how she could handle her sickness and how brave she was about dying. The relationship between Emily and Sophie was well-written and vital to the story. Stephanie Taylor did amazing work with Emily and her relationship to Sophie. Sophie was reliable, believable and interesting character. Her loss in her past made her strong and also vulnerable. I also felt sorry for her to trying to compensate what she lost through Emily and hiding away from her life. I was happy to see how she grew as a character through the story, how she finally opened her eyes and realized that it¿s time to let go and start living her own life. Nicholas was adorable! He was hot, persistent and sweet. Stephanie Taylor managed to create very interesting characters who were lovable and whose motives were understandable. I felt sympathy for them and cheered for them. Generally: The Picture is a touching story about surviving the loss, about mourning, about love, about challenges of growing and letting go of the past. It¿s mixed together beautifully! It¿s a wonderful book! 5 stars.
VivianaEnchantressofBooks More than 1 year ago
This book came home with me from the RT Convention (May 2013). The cover was catching as it's different from the covers that are currently out there. Flip the book over and the blurb tugs at your heart. This book landed on my TBR Mountain (which of course you know its literally the size of a mountain so this wasn't going to land on the top of the list) and the "Giveaway Shelf". So when I grabbed it off the shelf for a giveaway I was holding on my FB Page (What? Did you miss it? Oh, sorry Love! No worries, more giveaways to come as well as here) I didn't think anything off it. Since I usually pose a question for people to comment so they are entered, I began to flip through the book to find something to ask. I landed on a page and began to read. Read some more. Then caught myself and flipped through the pages again and landed on another... Intriguing! After two more times of doing this, I decided 'I Must Read This Book'! I did! That very night! While the blurb tells you the premise, it keeps a few things a mystery which make this a great read. In order to provide you with that same experience, I'm not telling! You'll thank me! The characters are great and their dynamic truly drives the story forward. It was refreshing to have a heroine not fall into the trend when a rock star is involved. They both have pasts that they are trying to learn and grow from. This was a sweet, loving, emotional and caring story about learning from the past but being able to let it go and move on. The story hit close to home as I have experience something similar as the heroin and it is truly hard and heartbreaking. 
tuckyjo76 More than 1 year ago
From the first I was pulled into the eyes and soul of Sophie as the story played out in my mind like a hallmark movie. I felt like I was actually living her life. I can't describe the wide range of emotions that flowed through me. Everything from insecurity, doubt, love, hate, happiness, loneliness and the pain of loss. On most of the contacts she made with Jessica I was ready for war, except Sophie prevented that. Her ability to show mercy, patience, hope and forgiveness made me realize I need to implement these more in my life. Like Sophie, there are times when we all lose the endurance to live and just exist in our own little world until someone comes along and kick starts us back into life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago