Your Choice, New Life

You never know where your life is going to end up at.  No matter if your set in your ways and have it all mapped out.  Life is always going to throw you a curve ball that you never expected.  Somewhere, something or someone is going to make you look up and realize that there is a chance to go off the path and find a new and exciting turn.  This is what I liked about Maddie's Choice by Joyce Zeller.  Maddie thought she had it all planned out when from out of nowhere her life took a big left turn.  A turn that lead her to a life in the country and with new responsibilities.  More so it shows her that her love life is fixing to really take a new turn of events too.  I got into this story line because I know that love can come out of nowhere when you least expect it.  Also that love is worth fighting for, whatever the demons may be.  Maddie and Gideon learn that too.  If your looking for a good romance with some real life experience in it then pick up this one.  I don't think you will be let down.

Maddie's Choice was sent to me through Tribute Books.  They are hosting a giveaway that you will find at the bottom of this post.  The winner will walk away with a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.

Romance writer Maddie Taylor is fed up with New York City. She is getting nowhere with her latest manuscript and does not believe true love exists outside of her imagination. When a friend, Jonah Spartman, dies and wills her half of his Arkansas cattle ranch, she sees the chance for a new beginning. Jonah has also left behind two orphaned great-grandsons desperate for affection and an accounting book in the red.

The other half of the failing ranch belongs to Gideon Spartman, Jonah’s grandson, who believes all capacity for love was torn from him during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Rugged and sexy, Gideon is the enthralling physical manifestation of the hero in Maddie’s current manuscript. He is far from happy to be sharing an inheritance that is rightfully his. As she senses the need behind Gideon’s rough and unwelcoming exterior, Maddie acknowledges her own yearning for love and family.

Jonah’s will requires Maddie to stay on the ranch for three months. When that time is up, will she return to her comfortable but emotionally barren existence or embrace the challenges of her new life, which include cattle rustlers and drug dealers? Maddie’s choice proves to be far from simple.

Joyce Zeller has written articles for a magazine and a cooking column for a chain of suburban newspapers north of Chicago. She has written five books and published two, The Hidden History of Eureka Springs, and Accidental Alien, a work of science fiction, both available on Amazon. Her short story, “Love is a Seed,” is featured in Embrace: A Romance Collection, (2012 Goldmine Press). Joyce has served in the United States Army. As a professional perfumer (School of Perfumery, London, England) and an aroma-therapist, she made custom fragrances in her store. Her creation, Mountain Air, was declared the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Fragrance in 1965. Her latest achievement was getting elected as Alderman to the Eureka Springs City Council. Maddie’s Choice is a romance with her favorite theme, that being human is a lonely business, but for everyone there is somebody to love. It’s a matter of finding them. There will always be kids and animals in her books, and always, humor, “because life without humor is unthinkable.”

Prices/Formats: $4.95 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Pages: 274
Publisher: Camel Press
Release: September 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60381-959-6

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  1. Lenore, I thought you'd like this one. It's right up your alley. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts :)

  2. Thank you for the great review. We all hit bottom at one time or another and have to re-invent ourselves by opening our hearts to find out who we really are. All my books are like that. They all have men who are vulnerable and need a good woman, but that's why we love them.


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