Three Gifts

Three Gifts

by Mary Flinn


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Three Gifts by Mary Flinn

"There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller."

Newlyweds Kyle and Chelsea Davis return from their honeymoon-their marriage consummated and their lives rejuvenated-ready to take the world by the tail. They have both made career sacrifices to be together and to live in Kyle's father's cabin in the North Carolina mountains. Stuart Davis' ominous presence makes itself known immediately, haunting Kyle, making him question his own life choices. How much of his father is truly in him, and how much can he fight the commonalities? Meanwhile, Chelsea learns quickly that her life is not falling into place as easily as she'd predicted, driving doubts and fears into everything she believes, even her connection with Kyle. Life in the adult world is challenging enough without the unexpected surprises they both encounter as a couple. As they walk the tightrope between dreams and reality, will the true love they think they deserve be possible for them?

Three Gifts is a story of growing together, finding strength and ultimately faith in the character-building experiences Kyle and Chelsea endure together in this tale that returns the readers to the mountains and to Kyle's "thin place" with the woman he loves. Told alternately from each of the couple's perspectives, readers will experience both sides of their story. As the third installment of the trilogy beginning with The One, Three Gifts brings back the original cast of characters, grown up now, and facing life head-on in this enigmatic love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990719762
Publisher: Mary Flinn
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A native of North Carolina, Mary Flinn long ago fell in love with both her state's coast and its mountains. Since 1981, she has worked as a speech and language pathologist for the NC public schools. She lives in Summerfield with her husband and two young adult daughters. Three Gifts is her third novel.

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Three Gifts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lorado3 More than 1 year ago
Three Gifts is a love story that every young girl dreams of one day. Kyle and Chelsea endure heartache and tragedy throughout the story and continue to stay strong to themselves and each other. Their love is a love that is timeless and ever-expanding. This story captures all that North Carolina holds true with values and hospitality ....Three Gifts is amazing and a must read for anyone!
Pacificbookreview More than 1 year ago
Being newly wedded makes life seem so romantic, wonderful and exciting. Whether the newlyweds are young, middle aged or senior - for all experiencing a new marriage brings a whole new dimension to love. Such is the case of young and in love characters Chelsea Davenport and Kyle Davis as portrayed in the romance novel Three Gifts by lauded author Mary Flinn. Three Gifts is a continuation of the love story between Chelsea and Kyle; which was initially portrayed in an earlier romance novel by Mary Flinn, The One. This book is a third in a trilogy of romance novels by Mary Flinn. Chelsea and Kyle were high school sweethearts until they took that big step into the land of the married. Chelsea is an accomplished dancer and ballet teacher and Kyle is an accomplished home builder like, his father. As a married couple, Chelsea and Kyle soon experience some emotionally confusing issues like handling problems of trust and jealousy. Also the couple deals with heart breaking and terrifying events that although devastating, enabled them to grow as both individuals. They grow from their heart - felt experiences as a loving couple which eventually leads them to come to the conclusion that having a strong faith in God, as well as a loving mate and family (which also represents the three gifts mentioned in the title) can make all the difference in the success of a marriage. The story generally takes place in beautiful North Carolina where the reader is treated to vividly described scenes of the area’s lush landscapes which make North Carolina the gorgeous and scenic state that it is. Although Chelsea and Kyle are the central characters in this novel, the story is also populated by friends and family of Chelsea and Kyle who through their personal relationships and experiences demonstrate real life examples of both successful and failed marriages which through observation also helps the young couple to grow emotionally. The story of Chelsea and Kyle is told from each character’s point of view which adds to the emotional level of the story and made reading this novel interesting and enjoyable. Three Gifts is a truly enjoyable romance novel that is well written and edited, emotionally satisfying and unfettered by over the top sexuality that is usually found in modern day romance novels and that factor alone made it all the more enjoyable as a romance novel. The characters created by author Mary Flinn really work in this novel because from the very beginning of the story the reader will find themselves truly caring about the story’s characters and wanting to follow what happens to them. I enthusiastically recommend this book, even if you don’t normally read romance novels. You will find this novel a great read just for the realistic and dramatically depicted story of a young couple that is learning to deal with life as a married couple and all the ups and downs that it brings. Whether you are a fan of Mary Flinn or a first time reader you will enjoy this novel.