Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review: The Man of Her Dreams by Marcia Lynn McClure

The Man of Her Dreams 

The Man of Her Dreams by Marcia Lynn McClure
Published December 14th 2013, 138 pages (ebook)

Description: Libby smiled as she watched him drink from the mug of cocoa she’d prepared for him. It was all so exciting—-the renovation, the hope of finding something hidden in the house that no one had ever found before, the fact that the handsome contractor would be in and out of her shop and her life for weeks to come. All of a sudden, Libby felt a surge of rejuvenation course through her limbs, for she loved when life brought unexpected pleasures. And seeing the likes of him every day certainly would be a pleasure.
My Review: I love these short little stories that put a smile on my face. I love the way the author puts a little bit of herself into each one, leaving the reader with a cozy, romantic feeling.

Libby owns a quilt shop that was her grandmother's. She decides to renovate a back room to make it useful for her shop and her dad hires the perfect carpenter--Sawyer. Libby is a girl who isn't afraid to work hard and laugh while doing so. She's a nostalgic girl, doing her best to make things cozy and comfortable in an old-fashioned way, while staying true to what her modern customers want. Sawyer is a manly man who works hard and is creative. He's very thoughtful, as he proved with the fairy house door and water feature, among other things.

I loved the little treats that were described, as well as the fairy house--so enchanting! The jokes were fun, as were the reactions to the jokes. Laughing is good for the soul. But my favorite thing was watching the romantic sparks fly. 

language: one mild expletive 
violence: none
romance: moderate kissing and talk of waiting for marriage; Clean!

About the Author:
Marcia Lynn McClure 
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marcia Lynn McClure grew up influenced by the reminiscent stories of rugged, rural Colorado farm life fascinatingly recounted to her by her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts…tales of runaway buckboards, mule-drawn plows and dust pneumonia; verbalized images of stream-flooded meadows, frozen over in winter, where a child could peer through the crystal clear ice in wonder at the small fish, snakes and mice sealed in the meadow grasses beneath; stories of hardship and tragedy, love and loss. But always the stories, and the people telling them, bore evidence of the wonder and worthiness of simpler, yet sometimes brutal, times.

These influential people and the family legends they detailed, coupled with her own life experiences and utterly romantic nature, led Marcia to begin writing novels as Christmas gifts for her closest friends…friends who long for a breath of the past and miss the romance of bygone eras; friends searching for moments of distraction from the stressful, demanding times we live in.

And so, knowing that it is the breath of the past and the "take me in you arms and kiss me" kind of moments that so many women long to relive, Marcia spins her tales of love, life and laughter…adventures woven around those compelling, romantic instances that most appeal to a woman's loving heart. Marcia feels that if her readers close one of her books with a contented sigh and a delighted smile, feeling rejuvenated, cheerful and edified, then she has achieved what she set out to do…shower refreshment and happiness on anyone having experienced the story.

Marcia lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. There she writes her stories surrounded by her beloved friends and family...and the beautiful desert landscape of New Mexico!

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