Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Guy Next Door/Kate Palmer


    "On the surface, Eva Black's life seems practically perfect. The small-town kindergarten teacher is set to wed ambitious lawyer Sean Langley, and their plans for a dream wedding are well underway. Eva accepts that she will soon live life in the spotlight as a member of the prestigious Langley family, but can she overlook her fiance's tendency to dominate the details of her life and push the limits of her standards?
    Mere weeks before the wedding, Eva is thrown into a traumatic, life-changing event that changes her view of her ideals and Sean's. With her engagement to Sean in jeopardy, Eva finds herself relying on the support and encouragement of Peter, her kind and attentive next-door neighbor. Faced with a choice between her penitent fiance and the increasingly mysterious Peter, Eva is unprepared for the consequences-and peril-that come with her decision."


    Eva has lost a lot in her life. With another tragedy, she finds herself in a situation that she knows was meant to be, but her fiance Sean has different plans. Then enters Peter, her new next door neighbor, who happens to be her brother-in-laws cousin and a very mysterious man. He wont tell her anything about his job, and always leaves for long periods of time. But always seems to be there when she needs help.
    When the truth finally comes out about who Peter is, it was by mistake. Now Eva, Sean, and Peter may be at risk of losing their lives. Through a shocking encounter of betrayal they never saw coming, they have to work together or die. And if they survive, where does Eva's heart belong?
    This was a fun romance, mystery, suspense, drama. A touch of everything your looking for in a book. I have to say that I gravitated a little more towards a certain love interest then the other. I know she ended up with the right man. I am not sure but I think Kate might be doing a sequel. There is definitely enough to go on for another book, but it does leave you comfortable at the end of this one.
    It was a great read, It makes you look at your family in a different way as well. Cherish the people you hold close, because at any time they could be taken from you.
    I cant wait to see what Kate writes in the future (I hope a sequel). hehe

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Guy Next Door

  ** I will be posting my review for this book on the 14th of this month, so stay tuned..............

Guest Post by the Author Kate Palmer:

 Fall colors now dot the mountain view from my kitchen window. Each morning I wake to the crisp, clean smell of fall. The changing seasons signal a time for accounting in my own life, a time to reflect and set new goals. I’m grateful it comes four times a year here. I don’t know if I’d accomplish as much living in a more temperate clime.

I look forward to this time to reenergize and refocus. The changing seasons bring new excitement, new energy, new challenges, and new growth.

October 2008 is when I decided to try writing fiction. It’s been an intense four years of study and learning for me. I enjoy challenges and this latest project has certainly been one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I’ve ever done. It’s good to push myself to accomplish something difficult. I believe goal setting and achieving is key to feeling worthwhile.

However, this goal setting is a balancing act of great importance for me. I have to remember that accomplishing my personal goals only feels satisfactory if my goals as a wife and mother get first priority. Otherwise, I feel like a failure. There is a scripture in the Bible that has become my mantra.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

These words are my guiding light in my many seasons of life.