Oct 282012
 

Reviews posted on Amazon for From the Shadows. Thank you everyone for the encouraging words!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, April 29, 2012
By
L. Baldwin – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
Unique with its passion and principles, this modern day love story holds intrigue and desire to the very end. Simmering sexuality and underworld cartels combine to make this first novel a captivating narrative. Sophisticated with sizzle.

4.0 out of 5 stars A strong debut novel from Annette Francine, October 17, 2012
By
shosier – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Kindle Edition)
Set in quaint Key West, Florida, the “shadows” of a dark underworld of drug smuggling threaten the peaceful neighborhood of Kendall Smith. But the piratical man she suspects is responsible is not only undeniably sexy, he’s not what he seems.
Francine captures the quirkiness of life in such a distinct setting with lovely descriptions, interwoven with thrilling suspense, complex character development, and riveting sexual tension. The drama culminates in fantastic action scenes, leaving the reader breathless. Hero Bryce is a compelling concoction of tortured soul in a hot bod, while heroine, Kendall, is a believable and sympathetic good girl. Her mistakes show she is flawed, not hypocritical, and her reactions are reasonable, not holier-than-thou.
Looking forward to more from Annette Francine!

4.0 out of 5 stars From the Shadows, September 26, 2012
By
R Kramme – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
This was a wonderful debut novel by Annette Francine. The characters were well thought out with layers of complexity. Their words and actions remained true to their motivations throughout the entire story. The scenery was also very believable and appropriately detailed. You felt you were in the Keys. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot as well as the pacing. This was a good summer read and I wish the author much luck as she develops her craft with future novels.

5.0 out of 5 stars A passionate adventure – A must read!!, September 22, 2012
By
Hollianne – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
This is quite a passionate adventure! I related so much to the heroine. The intensity of the passion and story never let up; I was on the edge of my seat. With each page turned I was more involved in the story. I found the writing to be exquisite with language that most writers don’t use to create vivid imagery for the audience. It was definitely a page turner for me. The writer was able to blend the world of romance and Christianity together successfully with steamy passion and morals. I loved it! A must read!

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling love story, August 19, 2012
By
Nancy Lee – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
A wonderful story of dangerous love. Francine colorfully depicts the sexual tension between the main characters. The story is gripping with unpredicatable twists and turns. The book was a great read!

5.0 out of 5 stars From the Shadows, June 18, 2012
By
Dorothy Ford – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
An interesting book, with many twists and turns. Encompassing Christian values. Has many chilling chapters. I thought it was great reading.

5.0 out of 5 stars Room for a sequel (I hope), May 28, 2012
By
Donna Raymond (Arizona) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
Loved this book! It had been a long time since I have read a ‘real’ romance novel and it was refreshing to experience a ‘grown-up’ story, one that didn’t involve vampires, damsels in distress (well…) or the unrealistic naiveté of the heroine. I appreciated the credible description of the setting and found myself relaxing in the low-key vibe of the island. I would not have minded if the characters had to each work just a little harder to win each other over, but that is irrelevant when countered with the impressive way their longing was expressed and cleverly sustained.
I was especially happy with the ending. While it was anticipated (it is a romance novel after all) it guarantees nothing, leaving this story open for perhaps a sequel… Or two. I hope.

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, May 24, 2012
By
Linda Meisling – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
Loved it. Couldn’t put it down. Wonderful mixture of romance, intrigue and admirable morale character. When’s the next one coming out? Recommending to my friends.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, April 29, 2012
By
kr – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
Great book. Read it twice! I loved the romantic tension mixed with the action. My heart raced a few times!!! Every girls fantasy to take the bad boy and turn him around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romance With Soul Satisfaction, April 25, 2012
By
Jeanne – See all my reviews
This review is from: From the Shadows (Paperback)
Annette Francine creates a story that keeps you wanting more.The romance is hot, but also sparks inner reflection. I recognized parts of myself in her characters. A good read!

By NJ Guy
I read this at the request of a friend. I’ve never read a book quite like it before (i.e. ‘Romance’) so I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing when authoring this review. Since I wasn’t certain where the book was going to end up even halfway through it, I thought that was very good for a work of fiction. I was very surprised and enjoyed the plot twist. I knew that somehow the man and woman would end up together in the end, but was baffled how the main female character would manage to “right the ship” with the male character. The author did a nice job of including many small details throughout the book, “painting a picture” throughout. I could visualize quite easily in my mind the inside of the house, on the boat, locations, settings, etc., so that is probably my strongest accolade overall and one that is very important to me in fiction writing. All in all, an interesting and good read. It was definitely worth the time I spent reading it and that’s the best thing I can say about any book.

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