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Made for Two (A Romance Novella)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Diane acted on instinct when she broke up a fight at the inner-city school where she teaches. When the superintendent suspends her, Diane returns to her hometown of Foxworth. Almost immediately she finds herself tracking down her old boyfriend, Tim. Just seeing him rekindles her love and she realizes that her life, just like her tandem bike, was made for two.

Kindle Edition, 52 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by Amazon
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Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
Diane has just returned home to Foxworth, her small home town, after being suspended from her big city teaching job at an inner city high school. Accused of excessive force with a student when she was only trying to break up a fight, she is shocked and dismayed to have been treated so unfairly.
She comes out of herself to help her Mom, who has turned into a recluse in response to the death of her husband some years past. And she tracks down her first love Tim, hoping to rekindle the spark betwe
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
**Note: I was given a copy of Made for Two by the author for a honest review.**

This was the first book I read from Karen Lenfestey and it will not be the last. Diane, the main character, is given a huge blow at the beginning of the book when she tries to break up a fight in an inner city school. The repercussions that she faces really pushes her into a tailspin and she goes home to lick her wounds. While there, she decides that it is time to face her past and hopefully make amends with her best
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this book about rekindling past loves. Diane lived in Chicago and taught at an inner-city school. She broke up a fight, was falsely accused of hitting a student and got suspended so she went back home to her mother's house in the small town she grew up. While there she tries to renew her friendship with Kim and her first love, Tim. This was not as easy as she expected. Meanwhile, she was trying to get her widowed mom to contact an old beau.

I liked the writing style of the author
Rachel R. (My Book Empire)
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella, romance
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Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I usually don't care much for short stories, they usually leave so much out. I found Made For Two to have it all. Yes short but so very sweet. It did fill in the blanks and you had no question left over as to what, who, or how. It was a cute little story of lost love not just Diane but her mother as well. It did leave you guess as to what happen with the mother, that would make a great story as well. It did tell you from the beginning to end how Diane and Tim met, why they split and why they mig ...more
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Made for Two was a brilliantly written romantic short about rekindling lost love. After being put on suspension from the inner-city teaching job Diane loves, she returns home to Foxworth to regroup. While home, her memories of the old days in her small town are overwhelming. She concedes to her temptations and walks into the bakery and face to face to the past she left behind.

Lenfestey created Diane's character with persistence exceptionally powerful and admirable. The symbolism in a red tandem
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this short novella, author Karen Lenfestey has managed not only to give the reader well-developed characters but also has written an intriguing plot. A teacher in an inner city school, Diane has been falsely accused of a crime and suspended from her job. Returning to her mom’s home, she tries to reconnect with an old beau, while encouraging her widowed mom to do the same. Will either encounter rekindle old flames? Or is it too late for both? And, even if the truth about Diane’s actions at sch ...more
Zara Kingsley
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Karen Lenfestey and I am certain it’s the first of many more to come! I received a free copy for my honest review, and really enjoyed this Novella. I don’t usually read short stories, but this one was a perfect quick fun read. Made For Two, is a very sweet story about lost love, which features very likable and believable characters. I totally believed in, and loved the main character Diane and was hoping at the end that she gets back together with Tim. Simpl ...more
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Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite short stories! This story takes you into the heart of all the main characters. The one that got away and the reflection many years later can have an effect on anyone if thay are not happy. A wonderful example of that here and how no matter what age we are it is never too late to find happiness. A wonderful and inspiring story.
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very cute love story. I love that Karen has it in her to write about an inner city school. Would love to see some "darkness" in a future story.
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
4.5 out of 5 Stars!

This is a short Novella about 52 pages. It is a fast, fun and light read great for a chilly night by the fire. It is the first book I have read of Karen Lenfestey and I am sure it wont be the last. Right away I enjoyed the main character and really felt for her when she was put on an investigation for what she thought was helping a student as she tried to break up a fight at the school she works at. In the end this allegation was likely the best thing to happen to her and also
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-f, romance
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Making Connections: 706. MADE FOR TWO by Karen Lenfestey 36 172 Mar 05, 2014 11:26AM  
Karen Lenfestey, a Midwest Writer’s Fellowship winner, writes “happy endings with a twist.”

Karen has a B.A. in Advertising from Purdue University and a M.S. in Counseling from Indiana University. She is active on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and on her website,

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