Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Beyond the Storm By Mary Manners

Recreational Therapist Ava Kennedy is in charge of Valentine’s Day festivities for shut-in patients at Honeysuckle Cove Children’s Hospital. When a winter storm threatens to derail planned events and steal the children’s joy, Ava calls on longtime friend and firefighter Nick Jones for rescue. The two have been close, platonic friends since kindergarten, but Ava soon finds her heart whirling like the drifting snowflakes outside her office window.

Nick Jones is skilled at extinguishing fires, so he doesn’t count on kindling a flame with lifelong friend Ava Kennedy. But he’s got a sweet spot for kids and women…especially when one particular woman—Ava—possesses a soft heart and laughter that draws like an electron magnet. Despite Nick’s valiant efforts to resist, he finds himself caught up in the attraction.

Will these friends’ new feelings weather the shifting tempest…or is this simply a passing storm?


Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

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My Review

Beyond the Storm book 2 in the Honeysuckle series. A cute Valentine's story.  Ava Kennedy is in charge of a Valentine's Day party for Honeysuckle Cove Children's Hospital.  Something the kids look forward to every year.  But problem is a big snow storm is expected that day and to top off the problem Cupid and Miss Cupid can't now make it. who is she going to get to replace them? She has a long time friend be perfect Nick! He even has a 4 by 4 so he can get through the snow. Does she dare ask him to play Cupid not to many men would like doing that? She could play Miss Cupid.  Hmmm...... wonder who cupid's arrow will hit?
Great Valentine novella. A really sweet romance. Pick up book 1 your not going to miss any of this series. Very well written and developed characters you will love. 

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