Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Captive Bird by Claire Sanders

After many years of dry, academic publications, Claire Sanders yearned to stretch her creative muscles.  Since she’d long enjoyed the guilty pleasure of reading romance novels, Claire decided to try her hand at writing one.

After two disastrous attempts which ended up in the recycling bin, Claire’s third novel, “Fresh Start”, was published in 2008 by The Wild Rose Press.   She has since published two novellas for Barbour Books —“A Quaker Christmas” and “The Quakers of New Garden”.  She has won and finaled in numerous writing contests.  To learn more about her check out the web site

My Review:  

Jenna Ryan is safe in an environment of her own making. She lives in a small Georgia town and is thrives in the close knit community. Matt Watson tries to locate Jenna, his old childhood friend, in an effort to fulfill his uncle Frank’s dying request.
When Matt finds Jenna, her world starts to crumble. She’s drawn back into the nightmare of fifteen years ago when she was a carefree twelve year old girl. The crushing event involves Matt’s uncle and she wants no part of seeing the man Matt so deeply believes in.
Matt is insistent and Jenna resists until her secret is unraveled. He must protect her, but he’s confused with honoring the man to whom he owes so much and the woman who is falling in love with.
Frank begs everyone to bring Jenna Ryan to him; he must see her before he dies. Is there enough forgiveness to set all of them free?
Ms Sanders delivers a powerful story about the gift of forgiveness. She weaves a heart wrenching dilemma into a beautiful love story, one of hope.

The Captive Bird is available on Amazon

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