Jul 27, 2015

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon Collection

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Annette Lyon Collection 
(A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 12)

The ANNETTE LYON COLLECTION contains brand new contemporary romance novella OUR SONG, as well five hand-picked readers’ and reviewers’ favorites of Annette’s popular Timeless Romance Anthology novellas. Readers will love this selection of three contemporary and three historical romance novellas.


In OUR SONG, a charming romance novella, Cassie and Matt have been dating in the Yellowstone area for two years, and things are, well, average. When Cassie meets up with two college friends who are visiting, their love lives like sound like fairy tales: rose petals, chocolates, candles on the beach… Cassie goes home feeling like she’s missing out. After all, repeatedly watching Old Faithful erupt and walking through sulfur-smelling gases at Fountain Paint Pot don’t exactly say “romance.” Maybe things with Matt aren’t going anywhere, and it’s time to move on. Then she discovers that perception and reality are completely different things. Now she can only hope it isn’t too late to show Matt how much she really cares. I cannot even begin to tell you have amazingly wonderful this story is! Filled with love and envy, confusion and hope...this story reminds you to look for the good that is in your life instead of always comparing what others have. Sweet, sweet ending! I SO LOVED this one!

In the sweet novella GOLDEN SUNRISE, Natalie takes time out of her crazy schedule to fly to Vegas for her best friend’s wedding. Sierra and Jason, high-school sweethearts, are finally getting married. Fortunately for Natalie, her old high-school flame, Adam, has a work commitment and can’t be there as best man. But when she arrives at the wedding rehearsal—late and ragged—Adam is there. When Adam makes a wild suggestion, Natalie just may take him up on it, even though she knows he’s moved on. A single choice may mean Natalie is taking a shot at reclaiming the past—or that she's putting her heart in harm’s way a second time. I absolutely LOVED this one! Loved that it was set at a wedding! What a great story to have the high school 4-some come together after all these years. LOVED the wild suggestion that Adam comes up with--I won't give it away :) A WONDERFUL read!

FIRSTS AND LASTS, an enchanting novella, begins with Dani’s last week in New York. She’s failed in her dreams to catch a break as an actress and is now ready to return home and dust herself off. As she visits the places on her final to-see list, she meets Mark, another New York City transplant with big dreams. Except Mark hasn’t given up on his. As they spend the day together, Dani realizes that even though she hasn’t hit the “big time” she might be living her dream after all. Only problem: she has a one-way ticket back home. Another FANTASTIC story! I LOVED how quickly these two found companionship with each other and the scene where they are busking in the park--I so wish I had been there to witness that :) Isn't it amazing what a good partner can help you achieve or endure! LOVE THIS ONE! I so need to visit New York one day!

In the compelling novella WAR OF HEARTS, Anna, a journalist, is desperate to escape the magazine where Pete, her now-former boyfriend, also works. Heartbroken and still in love with him, Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland. She arrives at a snowy Finnish battlefront only to discover that Pete is already there—as her photographer. She’s determined to be professional about the situation until a battle breaks out in camp, putting her and Pete in harm’s way and putting their love to the test. WOW! What a tale! This one will keep you spellbound as the characters must once again work together after a breakup--a difficult task in any circumstance--but to also be in a war zone--wow! You won't be able to put this one down! Gripping, enthralling, so good!

The captivating novella BETWEEN THE LINES follows Jane Martin, who is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find true friendship. The program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected, and unknown to Jane, one of the men in her city becomes her writing friend. Thomas Allred has always known shy and quiet Jane, but reading her letters written to his secret persona, opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. The only trouble is, Jane doesn’t know that the man who she is falling in love with through letters is also Thomas, the man who is falling in love with her in person. Every story in this book is FANTASTIC! I think this one is my favorite! I have been know to "romanticize" things by dreaming about them in a "better than life way" and I feel that I am a close kindred spirit to Jane and Thomas :) LOVED the letter writing! A sweet, sweet read! You won't be able to put this one down!

In the charming novella A TASTE OF HOME, we meet Claire Jennings, who’s on her way to spend Christmas with her family. As she rides the train with William Rhodes, who grew up across the street, memories of Christmases past flood her mind. He may be twenty-one now, but she can’t forget his torturous teasing from their school years. At the rail station, Claire discovers that her home is under quarantine because her little brother has measles. She's stuck in town, away from her family, on her favorite holiday. William stays behind with her, and as Christmas Day approaches and her homesickness deepens, she discovers that perhaps he has changed in more ways than one. Any story with a Christmas theme is a favorite story of mine! One of the greatest things about Christmas is going home and being with family so my heart aches to know that a quarantine kept Claire from her family at this special time of year. But just like a romantic knight-in-shining-armor William steps in to make this Christmas a most cherished one. What a FUN story! SO. LOVED. IT!

My Over-All Review
I LOVE books like this!
Short, sweet stories--giving you a chance to read quickly--or longly as the case may be :) Take a few minutes to relax and leave your world behind and look into the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Read one chapter at a time or skip around or read from cover to cover. This is your book to discover the feelings of fun love. But I warn you--you will not want to put it down! What a great tribute to Annette Lyon's writing!

About the Author
Annette Lyon has been writing ever since second grade, when she piled pillows on a chair to reach her mother's typewriter.

She is a Whitney Award winner, a two-time recipient of Utah's Best of State medal for fiction and the author of nine novels, a cookbook, and a grammar guide as well as over a hundred magazine articles.

She's a senior editor at Precision Editing Group and a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English.

When she’s not mothering, writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found ignoring the spots on the kitchen floor.

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