Thursday, April 28, 2016

Felicity's Power - Book Beginnings on Friday and The #Friday56

     They met in San Francisco, back in the days when hippies roamed Haight-Ashbury and free love and idealism ruled. But Felicity yearned to see the world, and Marek planned a future with more stability. Forty-three years later, is the spark still there?
     I enjoyed this book on many levels. The description was lovely, the characters were appealing, and I'm a sucker for second-chance love stories. It was also fun to read a book that features older characters who are still active, interesting, and sexy. I'll be looking for more books by this author.

Book Beginning:
     "You're right, of course. This dream is going to blow sky high, just the way Owen's did a hundred and fifty years ago."
     A woman's voice. Rich, throaty. Lazy. Marek Sumner looked up from the lecture notes he'd been shuffling together. Audacious, slanting brown eyes scrutinized him, taking his measure in a leisurely way.

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
     High above, the night sky was amazingly clear. Diamond stars winked cheerfully, and the moon sent a shiver of light across an ink sea. It was good being here.

Genre: Women's Fiction / Romance
Book Length: 226 Pages
Amazon Link: Felicity's Power
Author's Website: J. Arlene Culiner

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
     San Francisco, 1971: hippies in the streets, music and revolution in the air. The evening Marek Sumner opened his door to the wild-looking Felicity Powers, he knew nothing would ever be the same again. But even love and passion couldn’t keep them together.
     Forty-three years later, having lived in the world’s most dangerous places as a foreign aid worker, Felicity is back, still offering him love, passion, and adventure. But why would Marek risk having his heart broken a second time? Now a well-known author, he loves his calm, solitary life in an isolated farmhouse. He and Felicity are just too different; their relationship could never work.
     But Felicity is just as fascinating and joyful as ever, and that wonderful sexy magic is still there too. As for love, perhaps it’s even deeper and more delightful the second time around.


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  1. Don't do it. Stick with the quiet, satisfied life. But I bet he does do it....
    My Friday Quotes: Anna and the Swallow Man

  2. You had me at San Francisco in the 70s...I love the sound of how this story begins...and I'd be interested to know what happens after....

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. Looks good. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

  4. Pretty cover, but not quite my cup of tea. Hope you enjoy it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. I'm not sure this is the book for me. I like the sound of the characters though. Today I am featuring Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman from my review stack. Happy reading!

  6. I too love the second chance romances - but maybe that says more about me than about the book. looks really good. Enjoy. I'm featuring Fortune's Rocks this week.

  7. Second chances and older couples/retiree romances - you might like Walter's Muse by Jean Davis Okimoto, set on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

    I reviewed it here.

    She has written a second book set in the same location with similar retirees.

  8. Thank you for the recommendation, Harvee. You're right - Walter's Muse sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

  9. Love second chance love stories! Definitely a keeper. Enjoy!

  10. I like 2nd chance stories and the description of the sky was really lovely. It sounds really good!

  11. Glad you enjoyed this book. :)


  12. I was there in the 70s!! I love second chances... This one sounds great!

  13. You had me at 2nd chance love story - I'm a sucker for them and for the older characters too - tired of reading about tweens/early 20's falling in love...need something for us more mature for visiting my Friday meme

  14. I adore the 56. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'd love for others to check me out as well....

  15. I'm a sucker for second chance love stories too, Sandra! This should be a good one for a weekend read out by the pool:)

    My Friday 56 from Titans

  16. I'm with Anne Bennett... stay home and stay safe:-) Seriously, I'm already intimidated by Felicity's entrance on the first page... :-)

  17. I think Felicity is the perfect "hippie" name. Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. Sounds like a lovely romance! Happy weekend!

  19. Thanks so much for mentioning this book, Sandra. Big hugs to you.

  20. Love that your loved it for so many reasons. Now, can I rant about that homemade looking cover?

  21. Love the cover, and the book sounds like a really good read.

    Have a great Sunday, and enjoy this upcoming week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


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