About the Book
Author: Pamela Poole
Genre: Inspired Southern Fiction
Release Date: July 2019
A daydream. A dance. A dangerous rendezvous.
After graduating college and arriving home to Painter Place in the summer of 1960, a young bachelor named Wyeth Painter dreams of living a quiet life. But his father sends him to London to teach an art class where he meets and falls for model Chrissy Carnet, an American from D.C. By the time he discovers the stunning young lady’s father is a fearsome international spy who brought them together, Wyeth’s heart is in chaos.
But Chrissy is determined to follow him and daydreams of creating a home on his island. With the Island Summer Dance looming ahead, Wyeth tries to protect Painter Place from any danger her presence might bring. Will Wyeth force himself to get over her, or can both their dreams intertwine and come true?
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I've never read a Christian fiction set in South Carolina "Lowcountry" so I was really intrigued by the kind of old south vibe you get from this book set in the 1960s. Apparently it pertains to the past of characters in this series, so I feel like, although it serves well as a standalone, I was a little lost jumping into the story. I would definitely recommend going back and reading the series before reading this flashback book, because I just felt like I couldn't get into it well without reading that. I found the multiple storylines to weave together well, and I found the romance within a slow, enjoyable blossoming to read. I felt like the plot was a little choppy as it jumped from one storyline to the other, but I enjoyed the thread of faith that connected it all. There was also a bit of intrigue, but not enough to throw someone off who is looking for a nice romance book that doesn't have a lot of suspense. The characters were nice, I just didn't connect with them very well. I'm giving 4 stars because I really feel if I had read more of the series I would have found more enjoyment. Overall, if you're looking for a kind of old south, faith-filled sweet romance, this one is for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
Inspiring Southern Ambiance
Pamela Poole’s love for the South inspires all her books and paintings. The setting for her novels and short stories in the Painter Place Saga is a fictional island between Charleston, SC and Myrtle Beach. Pamela lives life loving Jesus and her family as a wife, mother, and GiGi, and she is blessed with true friends. She and her husband Mark currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina, but she considers the Lowcountry of South Carolina “home.” Pamela is a member of various author and artist organizations.
”Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20,21
More from PamelaHi, I’m Pamela Poole, and I live an amazing life as an artist and author! What makes my life amazing isn’t the things I get to do. It’s the scope of experiences, from devasating to incredibly wonderful, that are used by Christ to weave my story and make it one worth telling and living. Have you ever noticed that people entertain themselves at the expense of the suffering of others? What about the book you’re currently reading? Would you be interested in the story if the author didn’t drag the characters through excruciating ordeals so they could grow into a better person? We tend to pray for protection from trouble for ourselves and loved ones, then we relish reading or watching others as they cope with it. Their stories are the ones we find amazing. What irony! In my latest novel, Landmark, I take readers back to the year 1960 to journey with the Painter and Gregoy families as they navigate through trouble on the verge of a tumultuous new decade. Their efforts to do the right things as they walk with Christ will not eliminate the valuable struggle ahead of them. Like other novels in the saga, Landmark is a nostalgic, entertaining, and wholesome story, yet it is packed with meaningful insights that encourage us as we set up our own landmarks to mark the times when Jesus was faithful through our struggles. Landmark is the first book in the saga chronologically.
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