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Beneath the Willow
by Kenna White
When Dr. Paris DeMont lost her beloved Gabriella to the mindless tragedy of Nine Eleven, she lost more than her partner of eight years. She lost her will to love. A successful cardiologist to New York City's elite, Paris now lives a sterile emotionless existence on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
But Paris finds out that even when one tries to give up on life, life has a way...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Bella Books
(first published 2006)
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This feels like a book that's only partly finished. Yes, it's a "romance" novel, but should still be some sort of setting and storyline. Instead, the author quickly forces her two leads together under the premise of their knowing each other as children. We're treated to overly long and not well-integrated random flashbacks to said childhood, but it's not enough to "sell" their supposedly close former relationship. It just never worked for me. Subplots are introduced and are either uncomfortably ...more
This is a sweet love story, handled lightly. Two childhood lovers (Paris and her Banyon, Missouri, neighbor Sloan) meet again as adults when Paris visits Banyon again. Their childhood attraction is rekindled into an adult love affair. All seems well until nearly the ending when Paris's world comes unglued (subtly foreshadowed but surprising anyway). In the last 40 pages, there is a rocky road as Paris tries to come to grip with a tragic loss and its impact on her current and future life--and whe ...more
Award winner, Kenna White, has been a best-selling romance author with Bella Books since 2004. She resides in Southwest Missouri where she likes her feet bare, her jeans faded, and her cream cheese brownies plentiful. She enjoys traveling, creating dollhouse miniatures, being with her family and friends, and writing with a good cup of coffee by her side. (from the author's website)More about Kenna White...