Sunday, May 13, 2012

Embers of Hope, Flickers of Passion by Kristen James

Review of Embers of Hope, Flickers of Passion by Kristen James

Kristen has quickly become one of my favorite writers.  I have read almost everything she has written and loved it all.  This week she is doing a FREE promotion of her writing books for Kindle.  Here is the schedule...

How to Be a Full Time Writer- free Sunday and Monday
Book Promoting 101 - free Tuesday and Wednesday
How to Sell More Kindle eBooks  - free Thursday and Friday.

Whether you check out the books above or Embers, you are in for a treat!

A  year after her divorce from Eric, Savannah returned to her home town, with her daughter Aubrey, to help her best friend, Cassie.  Cassie’s husband, Mike, had been a firefighter and had died in a work-related accident.  Cassie watched her dreams disappear at his loss.  As Savannah and Aubrey stayed with her to help, it became increasingly difficult to deny that it hurt Cassie to look at Aubrey and realize her dream of having a child with Mike was over.  She even had a nursery ready in her home.
Two and a half years earlier, Savannah had been saved from a fire herself.  All she could remember from the accident was looking into the eyes of the fireman who saved her.  As she returned, she saw those same eyes again and met Jason, Mike’s best friend.
Cassie blamed Jason for Mike’s death, feeling as if he talked Mike into continuing to work as a firefighter.  As time passed, Savannah and Aubrey  moved out of Cassie’s house to allow her to heal on her own.  Jason had offered her a townhouse near his for a much reduced rent.  They started to spend more time together, helping each other heal, but hiding their relationship from Cassie to protect her from further pain.

Would Cassie be able to grow stronger in herself?  Would she be able to forgive Jason?  Would Savannah and Aubrey be able to settle in and have both Cassie and Jason on her side?

What I thought
HOT!  HOT!  HOT!  I loved the mix of hurt and passion in this book.  The characters were very relatable and the pace was perfect.  There were several conflicts in the story, and each kept the story moving to a brilliant ending.


  1. Sounds like an excellent read, I spend hours too, plunging my little characters into all sorts of problems. :0)

  2. Sounds like real life to me. That's what I like about it! Lots of intrique and human emotion!

    Excellent review, Heather!

  3. Wow - it sounds pretty emotionally intense, which usually makes for a very good read!