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Entangled Moments

(Moments in Time #1)

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A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment
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Paperback, 102 pages
Published December 11th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published 2013)
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Roxanne Kade
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to love this story from start to finish, but there were a few nagging hang-ups that just couldn’t be ignored. Firstly, it was very predictable. It moved quite quickly in the beginning, and there was a lot of hinting at the past that haunted Carlene, and the reason she found herself in her current position, which meant I never really connected with her character. Things accelerated even more when Nick entered the picture, and then suddenly the brakes were applied and that’s when I ...more
Cecilia Robert
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this novella! Carlene has never had an easy life, but she has really wonderful friends, and works in a homeless shelter. After a happenstance meet with Nick, she feels a connection to him she hasn't felt in a long time but life has thrown a few curveballs at her so she's cautious about who she lets in her heart. She later decides to step out of her comfort zone, and leave the shelter and look for job, start life a fresh.
This is a short story, about 104 pages on Amazon, and I reall
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Mary Mooney
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. WOW, this one threw me for a loop. A very sad and heart-wrenching story. Carlene is living and working at a shelter, trying to make her life better. The shelter has helped her after her fiance's dead and she was left alone. The guilt she feels from his death is tearing out her heart and her soul is damaged forever. On the anniversary of that fateful day, she stops at the local church to light a candle in Chris' me ...more
Kelly
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, book-tour
I hate cliffhangers and I don’t like mini stories that I have to wait to find out what happens next. I am very frustrated!! Ok, now that I vented I feel better! Don't get me wrong, I liked the story, just frustrated that I have to wait.

This is 102 pages of getting to know about Carlene and her life currently. She has lived in a shelter for a year. She lost her boyfriend in a tragic accident. We don’t get privy to all that transpired in that tragedy, but learn about what she does with her life no
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Devika Fernando
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
The “Moments in Time” Series by Dori Lavelle caught my eye on Facebook because all the covers are just so beautiful and the titles appealed to me. I downloaded “Entangled Moments”, the first in the series, and devoured it in one day.
The novella has a lot of the things I look for in romance: a heroine that is strong and vulnerable at the same time; a hunky and troubled hero; secrets and tragedy; change; sweet and steamy moments. Carlene has a dark secret to hide that almost broke her and makes a
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Laura Reading
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Laura by: Making Connections group
I was given a copy of this book to read and review and could not walk away until I had finished it. Now I want to read more!

What starts out as an unexpected chance encounter leaves a heart enveloping impression. There is something that is drawing the main characters together but also a secret that could keep them apart.

I enjoyed the way this short novel was written. I cared for the characters from the very beginning. Having spent most summers of my preadult life in Door County Wisconsin, the set
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nikita by: Dori Lavelle
Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle is a novella with a punch. It tells the story of Carlene who lives in a homeless shelter and is guilt ridden. Something happened to her a few years ago which changed her forever. From a sure and happy woman she became a shell of her former self with no goals in her life and always a sense of a heavy burden of guilt on her shoulders.

It is in this state that she meets a stranger in a church, where she has gone to seek redemption, who somehow affects her like no on
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Andra Weis
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I obtained a copy of Entangled Moments from the author, Dori Lavelle, through Goodreads - a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Entangled Moments from the author, Dori Lavelle is the first book in the Moments in Time series. This novella focuses on the life of Carlene Adams. Carlene is hiding out from life as she does not feel she deserves any better as a result of a deadly mistake made 4 years previously. An accident disrupted the future she'd hoped for by taking the life
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Beth
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Entangled Moments is a novella length story that packs a punch.

Carlene Adams life took an extremely wrong turn that ended in the death of her fiancee. For four years, she has tried to gain personal penance by putting her life goals on hold and working on serving others at a homeless shelter.

When she has an expected encounter with a tall, handsome, stranger Carlene decides to give life a second chance. But when she discovers the true identity of her stranger she realizes he might be the one per
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Lisa
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle is the first book in the Moments in Time series. It has a cliffhanger ending that will leave you groaning in frustration until the next book is out. You are a wicked woman indeed Dori lavelle. Wicked.

Carlene is just barely keeping it together each day until she meets Nick. They are both paying their respects at a local chapel and he asks her to go for coffee. In a perfectly quaint scenario she has an almost slip and fall and he catches her and leans in to kiss h
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Patricia
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How long is one expected to hold on to the feeling that a better life is undeserved? A month? A year? A decade? A lifetime?

Carlene has spent the last four years filled with contrition for her part in a life-altering tragedy. She stops at the Chapel to pray.

“The tears . . . spilled out, unhindered, warming my cheeks and dripping onto my hands.
With every drop that fell, guilt and regret shredded my insides.

. . . After all this time, I still found it difficult to put into words what I’d done.”

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Crystal
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ouab
I received a copy of this book in place of an honest review.

Carlene Adams has spent the last four years since the death of her finance working part time as a waitress and spending the rest living and volunteering at a shelter. She believes that it is the only way to make up for what happened to her finance. She goes to the church that did his service and says a prayer wanting forgiveness but never gets it.

She is on her way out from crying when a man named Nick Johnson who takes her for a coffee
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Naj
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Novella’s are one of my favorite type of books to read. They’re short, sweet and leaves you wanting more. If the wanting more element doesn’t lead you to the sequel, I would be very unhappy but I’m glad Entangled Moments has a sequel and maybe a third short one in the works after the sequel? Perhaps.

Carlene’s life is in the dumps and she’s afraid to jump start her life. But when push comes to shove, she manages to put herself out there again and even got herself a job and a good start to a new l
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Tiffany
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
 Carlene is a woman hiding from her past by throwing her life into helping people rebuild their own broken lives. When she stops at the church to pay her respects to her deceased fiancé, she could never imagine being able to move on in her life because of the crushing guilt of Chris' death. When a handsome stranger shows her some kindness and interest, it awakens a spark in her that proves that maybe she can fulfill the dreams of her past. 

The handsome stranger is never far from her mind, but is
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Kanettra Holmes
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received and advance copy of Entangled Moments to review for my stop in the blog Tour.

Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle is a short and sweet novella. In the beginning you are introduced to Carlene Adams and right from the start you can she she is very sweet but harboring guilt from a tragic accident.

When she meets Nick she is finally ready to move on but both of their pasts complicate things. I loved Claire and thought she was a sweetheart and was happy she was finally ready to find happiness
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Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
*I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest review as part of a Tasty Book Tour*

Carlene and Nick are two characters who are each damaged in their own way. After a chance meeting, their lives intertwine. They each have complications and baggage. Carlene tried to shut herself off from the world. Carlene is consumed with guilt over her boyfriend’s death four years ago, and punishes herself daily, carrying around the guilt and closing off her heart. Nick is grieving the los
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Zara Kingsley
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It was a pleasure to receive a free copy, for my honest review, as I really enjoyed reading this novella! For me, the sign of a good book is similar to that of a good film: it leaves you wanting more. And that’s exactly what Entangled Moments did!

I quickly took to and empathized with the main character Carlene and was rooting for her and Nick from the outset. I love that Carlene made such a brave move and step out of her familiar surroundings to start life completely afresh. And completely diff
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MaryAnn
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-drcs, kindle
Carlene is the main character who meets a dashing man by chance as they are both lighting candles for someone they loved and lost. Carlene doesn't know who Nick is or that he is a well known celebrity. She only knows that she shared a kiss with a complete stranger that completely rocked her world. So now what does she do? I enjoyed watching as Carlene's life unfolds with some unexpected turns a long the way.


I really enjoyed this story and I'm anxiously awaiting to see what happens next!

I receiv
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L.J (Lisa Jane)
Darn you GoodReads lol - I rate this 3.75 stars...

A terrific little Cinderella story but I wanted more - I'm greedy that way ;)

For a full review please visit my blog entry:
http://ljsecretaddiction.blogspot.ca/...
Stefanie
I really enjoyed this novella and was a great introduction into the lives of Carlene and Nick, definitely will read the next book
Sandy S
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars


About the book: RELEASE DATE: December 11, 2013

BLURB: A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything change
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OpenBookSociety.com
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: andra
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra

entangled-moments-moments-in-time-dori-lavelleEntangled Moments from the author, Dori Lavelle is the first book in the Moments in Time series. This novella focuses on the life of Carlene Adams. Carlene is hiding out from life as she does not feel she deserves any better as a result of a deadly mistake made 4 years previously. An accident disrupted the future she’d hoped for by taking the life of the man she’d planned to
...more
Pam
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Carlene was part of a tragic accident that killed her fiance. She left everything she knew behind and has been hiding out helping others in need. It's been four years since the accident and she meets Nick. They talk and share a kiss that gives her the desire to start her life over. She doesn't know if she will ever see him again. She gets a wonderful job and her life starts to improve greatly. Another chance encounter has her meeting Nick again and she finds he has a few secrets she didn't know. ...more
BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.
Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick John
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Sydney Michelle
Dec 24, 2013 rated it liked it
In Entangled Moments, Lavella packs a lot of tension, suspense, secrets, romance, sex and lies into a few pages. The journey of Carlene’s rags to riches story may have an air of fairytale to it, but it is fascinating.

The story begins with a chance encounter and a dramatic kiss. From that moment on, you don’t see how they can, but you root for Carlene and Nick to get together. It’s the unlikely and frustrating encounters throughout the book that kept me reading. Once they were together, you knew
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Cynthia
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Cliffhanger grrrrrrrrrrrrrr I hate cliffhangers and usually I would give nothing higher then a 4 due to that but dangin it this book was good.

It was way to short but I LOVED IT. I can't wait to find out how Carlene truly lost her exboyfriend. Now I have to wait a month to find out if Nick and her break up or get together, if they can work through all the issues. Is this quits or will they find their way back. I just know in book two Carlen
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Victoria Stolte
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I really enjoyed the characters in this one. We start off with Carlene and Melisa 2 good friends that meet at their lowest points. While they are helping at the Oasis Shelter where they were once resident's, Melisa convinces Carlene to move on and start a new life for herself. Unsure if she can and with the reassurance that she is always welcome back she heads out for a fresh start. As she is struggling to make it work, an incident changes everything. Thrust into new things and a new lifestyle s ...more
Dori Lavelle
Nov 12, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
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Tammy Gary
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG, loved it.
LORRIE
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking, hopeful and romantic. I look forward to continuing the journey
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Moments in Time (4 books)
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