Friday, August 14, 2015

Meet Me in Abeline: A Cupid's Bow Short Story

  • File Size: 3818 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Partridge & Pear Press (July 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

James Morgan never really believed in love. That is, until he laid eyes on Deborah Walker at the local soda fountain. He surprises himself by inviting her out for an impromptu night on the town, and she shocks him even more by agreeing. As the night progresses, the two share their past histories and secret dreams, and James realizes that she is the perfect woman for him. The only problem is that he ships off to Korea the next morning. Fulfilling his duty is non-negotiable to James, even if fighting for his country will ultimately break both of their hearts.

Deborah promises to wait for him, but two years is a long time to put her life on hold, especially for a man she only knew for one day. When Rip Rockwell returns from the war and James does not, Rip proposes marriage to Deborah. She agrees and they build a beautiful life together until his death fifty years later. Through it all, though, she can never quite forget her first love. She retires to Abeline, expecting to live out the rest of her days in peace. So imagine her surprise when James Morgan moves in next door…

Is it ever too late to give love a second chance? James and Deborah are about to find out.

My Impressions: 

First off, I love the vintage look of the cover that captures the era and backdrop for this wonderful story.  The author's name in the license plate was a great touch.  For a sort story this book packed a powerful punch. It was a quick read of an amazing love story between Deborah and James.  It's one of those stories you hope to live. James and Deborah meet and fall in love right before he heads off the Korean war. Shortly after he is MIA and never heard from again. That is until one fateful day years later when chance brings them back together.

I have to say the author does a brilliant job of sinking her hooks into her readers to have us itching to read the first book in t her Cupid's Bow series. I for one can not wait.

About the Author: 

Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa's way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.

Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run the business Novel Publicity together, where she works as publisher, marketer, editor, and all-around business mogul. When she's not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her three dogs and five parrots. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor or her nightly lavender-infused soak in the tub. Ahh, the simple luxuries that make life worth living.

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Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from the author via Storm Super Reader in exchange for my honest review and opinion, which I have given.

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