Two people with troubling pasts surprisingly connect when bad luck has their paths crossing. Neither is looking to be in a relationship, as they do not think the time is right. But sometimes the heart is wiser than the mind, especially when fate gives this couple the chance to explore unexpected possibilities. L.D. Crichton has written a compelling story of overcoming tragedy and moving forward. I truly experienced the wide range of emotions felt by all the characters, as all feelings are conveyed with genuineness. THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER is heartfelt and very realistic.
Emma Fletcher would rather not have returned to Stonefall. But too much has gone wrong in her life, so she is back in the town where her mother lives and she frequently visited when younger. While a devastating incident makes her long for something stable, she knows there is little chance of finding it in the place where only a few good things ever happened to her. Once she arrives and starts to settle in for a short period, people that she knew from before enter her life once more. One person keeps turning up, and Emma remembers Tristan Banks as being a good-looking guy in the town. Now she has discovered just how charming he can be, too.
The main reason Emma came to the area was to get her life back on track after being attacked, and she strives to find comfort in day-to-day activities. She also sees Tristan a lot, and he senses there is something bothering her and would really like to help if he can. As he tries to be there for her when she needs someone, they become closer yet secrets remain unspoken.
Though Tristan and Emma are still suffering the aftereffects of previous events, the way in which they deal with these happenings are very different. He tries to not think about what occurred as much anymore, while she is still consumed with fear. The author had me really feeling for these two, as the circumstances surrounding them could easily take place. Facing a past occurrence that continues to influence a person’s current life is not always without plenty of challenges, and those which Tristan and Emma must tackle are certainly demanding at times. Their anguish was very apparent on numerous occasions, and I ached right along with them. There are also some more lighthearted moments when they had fun or cleverly bantered. The couple expresses their honest feelings for one another with tender caring, and these moments came across as truly sincere. THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER is emotionally rewarding.
A secondary couple in the story is delightful, as their relationship is filled with hopeful expectation and much wit. The main four characters are all in their early to mid-twenties, and their conversations are exactly what I would expect of individuals who are this age. Viewpoints are from both Tristan and Emma, thus letting me know how they felt about the same situation. L.D. Crichton has created an interesting story about true-to-life people, and I look forward to more books from this author.
I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher, and all comments are my honest opinion
Publisher: Pocket Star
Releases: March 13, 2017
Author website: http://www.ldcrichton.com/
Rating: 4 Stars