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Finding Faith

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Faith Connolly moved away, determined to start a new life for herself, leaving everything behind. Years later, in turmoil from a love gone bad and accusations of theft swirling around her, a relationship is the last thing Faith wants, especially with the new fireman.

John Bauers’ life turns upside down when the love of his life deserts him with not so much as a warning. The
Published April 25th 2013 by Ysabel Wilde (first published January 1st 2013)
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May 06, 2013 Sugar and Spice Book Reviews rated it really liked it
I have been reading some really good books lately. And this was one of them. Reading the title & the synopsis, I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book. I figured I’d give it a shot. Well, the title definitely “fits” it well. I really enjoyed reading Finding Faith. It made my heart feel good throughout the story. 4 Stars

Faith leaves home and everyone she loves. Her boyfriend, her twin sister & younger sister. I found her to be wiser than her years & very courageous to just u
Apr 30, 2013 Anja rated it liked it
Finding Faith is Wilde's debut novel and very solid work in that respect. I liked the story line and the characters.

I really liked Faith and her journey. And I have to say I did not see the revelation about the reason she left coming in such a way. It surprised me, in a very good way. I further loved seeing her standing up for herself in the end and not let Dr. Dickhead walk all over her.

I also loved John! I think his hurt and vulnerability that Faith's leaving has left within him, is portrait
Nicole the Reading Ninja
May 06, 2013 Nicole the Reading Ninja rated it really liked it
Finding Faith's saving grace is John *sighs* I can't tell you how many times I wanted to jump in the pages and smack the crap outta Faith. If it wasn't for John, with his endless supply of love, forgiveness and patience - I would of given up reading in the beginning of the story. The second he walks back into Faith's life I was enthralled. I don't know what upset me most about Faith - she pushes everyone one she loves away or she just avoids any kind of confrontation or negative issue. Coming ...more
Apr 28, 2013 Gina rated it really liked it
by Ysabel Wilde
Faith Connolly did not just move away from her friends, family and the love of her life – she slipped out with barely a word and ran away and tried not to look back. Her hope was that she could find a new life away from her troubles and that those left behind would find new lives of their own.
Tragedy strikes and years go by and Faiths first love John Bauer, turns up in her life again – time has not lessened the feelings for him and now there is a new set of problems that is keepin
Erotica Book Club
Jul 13, 2013 Erotica Book Club rated it really liked it
Faith Connolly did not just move away from her friends, family and the love of her life – she slipped out with barely a word and ran away and tried not to look back. Her hope was that she could find a new life away from her troubles and that those left behind would find new lives of their own.
Tragedy strikes and years go by and Faiths first love John Bauer, turns up in her life again – time has not lessened the feelings for him and now there is a new set of problems that is keeping Faith away an
Dawn Robinson at Up All Night Book Blog
This is Ysabel Wilde’s debut novel about Faith and John, a couple broken apart when Faith picks up everything and leaves her family and John behind…never to be heard from again until several years later when John accidentally runs into her at a bar.

There is such an intense draw between them and you could feel that through the pages. It was hard for me to understand how Faith walked away so easily when you felt that intensity. There are certainly some steamy scenes between Faith and John that rea
May 08, 2013 Kara rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

When Faith left home, wow that had my head spinning with nerves--where's she going to go, what's going to happen, what if, what if, what if? Faith doesn't have an easy-go in life and anyone can see why she's put up the road blocks she does. John--now if that name isn't tender in itself his personality is definitely that of a knight! How deeply he cares for Faith takes my breathe away. When we find out the truth and reasons behind
Apr 29, 2013 L.E. rated it it was amazing
This is the debut novel from Ysabel Wilde and already I'm eagerly anticipating the second in the series, Keeping Faith. Not wanting to give too much away, Faith flees her family home desperate to start a new life elsewhere. She also leaves her longtime boyfriend, John Bauer, behind without so much as a goodbye leaving him feeling lost and abandoned. Faith, just coming out of a bad relationship, surprisingly meets John in a bar while both are out with friends. John Bauer is thrilled to have found ...more
Jane Barron
Apr 28, 2013 Jane Barron rated it it was amazing
Faith Connoly walked out leaving her twin sister Joy, younger sister Hope and her boyfriend John Bauers and started a new life.

John is now a fire fighter and he runs into Faith in a bar, he has never stopped loving Faith but she tries to hide her feelings for him.

Faith has problems of her own in the shape of her ex boyfriend Brad, who is a doctor at the hospital she works at and is trying to make her life hell.

I love the chemistry between John and Faith even after all that years apart and the se
May 03, 2013 Stacy rated it it was amazing
OMG this was wonderful! No it was flaming hot. It has sexy men in uniforms and who doesn't like a man in uniform? You have firefighters, police, and doctors. Faith gives up everything for the greater good, or so she thinks. John thinks she just gave him up, but now years later, he knows he was wrong and he is going to fight for all he wants. All he wants is Faith. There are so many thing going on in this book that you just want to keep reading until you are done and then you want to make sure ...more
Jun 21, 2013 Kellie rated it really liked it
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This story was rather intriguing actually. Not the same or even close to other reads about young billionaire playboys and innocent twenty year old virgins. Both people in this story are normal, blue collar people with real lives and real pasts. I love John, a fireman who has only really ever loved one woman his whole life- the elusive Faith. Although some parts of the story and some of the language became repetitive, something I found similar to Fifty Shades, for a first novel, I found Finding ...more
Nicole Naranjo
May 08, 2013 Nicole Naranjo rated it it was amazing
I loved Finding Faith! John totally made me SWOON!! He's so romantic,sweet, funny and HOT!! Even after 7 years he still loves her and I found this both heartbreaking(he always saw it that she left him and never knew why and the had to deal with his parents murder on his own) and sweet. I'm so glad they bumped into each other and that Faith finally realized that they were meant to be together and decided to give them both another chance. I also loved John's reference to the "handshake." I really ...more
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7 years ago, Faith Connolly left her sisters and boyfriend John behind, and she has not seen any of them again.

One night out with workmates, she runs into John at a bar.

Sparks fly, as he sees the woman he has always loved again.

He still loves her, and tries to get her to admit that she still loves him.

Add a psycho ex boyfriend, work troubles, self doubt.

What a great read this was.

This is Ysabel's first book, and am looking forward to reading more of John and Faith's adventures later in the yea
Jenn Bennett
May 01, 2013 Jenn Bennett rated it it was amazing
I always love a character who has many secrets and the ones who become there "new life" has no idea of there true past. Always holding something back that's the life Faith lives. Thinking she successfully put it all behind her a new man that is a stranger may know more than her best friend. Always with some secrets even the new guy in town never knew. A door she known she was gonna open it may set her free or open old wounds. Great book it's only a matter of time before I read it again.
May 05, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
Awesome read!!! Started a little slow for me but when it picked up it didn't stop. Tension and emotions ran high with great character development. I fell in love with John myself. Am happy and disappointed to find it is continued! Happy there is more of John, disappointed I have to wait!! Get writing girl...can't wait!!!!
Kris Book Addicts PR
May 05, 2013 Kris Book Addicts PR rated it it was amazing
Not gonna lie, I was a little confused reading this book, in the beginning! Then it all made sense! This is a wonderful first novel by Ysabel. I'am definitely looking forward to book TWO, because of course this newbie author has to tease us with a cliffhanger! HA. Great job Ysabel!
Teri Kelly
May 13, 2013 Teri Kelly rated it really liked it
Good quick read and of course we wait for the next one!! But gotta love a Chicago firefighter story and someone from an ER!!
Jun 15, 2013 Betty rated it it was amazing

NOOOOOO! Not a cliffhanger! Oh well I am hooked now. Great Story loved the beginning. Cant wait for me next one.
Brandi Scranton
Sep 23, 2013 Brandi Scranton rated it really liked it
Very good book. Loved John can not wait for the 2nd book to come out Keeping Faith! Hopefully it's out soon.
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Apr 29, 2013 Alison rated it it was amazing
an amazing first book. I liked the alternating POV's. John is a great 'leading man' and Faith...well I do like her but I wanted to shout at her sometimes..... looking forward to Keeping Faith.
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