Friday, October 20, 2006

Another Rave Review for Leading Her to Heaven

This review made me cry. I love this chick!!

"...I first learned of Leading Her to Heaven when the author, Kayleigh Jamison, posted an excerpt to a Yahoo Group I am a member of. The excerpt she posted that day captured my interest immediately and I began counting the days until the book’s release date. When that day finally came, I bought it and read the entire book in on evening, reluctant to put it down until the end. The excerpt I had read was fantastic, but the whole book was phenomenal!
The author has created an almost perfect role model in heroine Susanna, a woman who is very progressive and learned for her time. In addition, she is strong, caring, and just with a delicious wit. That said, Susanna makes some questionable choices at times, which serves to keep her character believable rather than iconic. After all, who of us always makes the right choices? These flaws ensure Susanna is a woman we can readily identify with.
Blair makes his share of mistakes as well, but all along we are allowed omniscience to each of the lead characters thoughts, and see that his mistakes were made with the purest of motivations. Knowing his heart makes him absolutely endearing and our heart breaks with his as he searches for a way to make his intended bride, Susanna, fall in love with him as deeply as he has for her.
Jamison carries us through a range of emotions throughout the story, at times inciting laughter and other bringing us to tears with the depth of these characters commitment and sacrifice. While there is some non-sexual violence in the story, it is never gratuitous, and serves to further the story appropriately.
I will remember Blair and Susanna for a long time, and re-read their story time and time again..."

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