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by Rexanne Becnel

  • Author: Rexanne Becnel
  • ISBN: 0373881274
  • ISBN13: 978-0373881277
  • ePub: 1762 kb | FB2: 1814 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Harlequin Next; Original edition (February 13, 2007)
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 753
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Blink Of An Eye ePub download

She had nothing to lose To say that desperation clouded Jane Falgoust's judgment was a colossal understatement  . Now it was time to rebuild-her life, her city-on a foundation of hope.

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Rexanne Becnel is an American romance novelist. She lives in New Orleans. My Gallant Enemy (1990). Thief of My Heart (1991). The Rose of Blacksword (1992). Christmas Journey (1992). A Dove at Midnight (1993).

Rexanne Becnel is an American romance novelist. The Christmas Wish (1993). Where Magic Dwells (1994). Heart of the Storm (1995). When Lightning Strikes (1996). The Maiden Bride (1996). Dangerous To Love (1997). The Bride of Rosecliffe (1998). The Knight of Rosecliffe (1999). The Mistress of Rosecliffe (2000). The Matchmaker (2001).

Rexanne Becnel As some of you know, I'm originally from New Orleans, so this book about a woman who learns how to deal with her life after Hurricane Katrina turns i. .

To say that desperation clouded Jane Falgoust's judgment was a colossal understatement. Now it was time to rebuild-her life, her city- on a foundation of hope. As some of you know, I'm originally from New Orleans, so this book about a woman who learns how to deal with her life after Hurricane Katrina turns it upside down moved me beyond words.

An estranged father and daughter meet for the first time at Christmas in this touching holiday story that will tug at your heart, from USA TODAY bestselling author Rexanne Becnel. On the train to meet her father, young Anna Spano befriends Eva Stephens, an older woman who occasionally thinks she’s traveling to her home village in pre–World War II for the holidays. Recognizing Miss Eva’s disorientation as the same dementia her late grandmother experienced, Anna isn’t sure who is actually taking care of whom on the journey

The Bride of Rosecliffe. No bird called out. No bee or cricket or butterfly flitted across the barren landscape that just yesterday had been golden with wheat ackened with the ash .

The Bride of Rosecliffe. No bee or cricket or butterfly flitted across the barren landscape that just yesterday had been golden with wheat ackened with the ash of wheat stalks gave evidence of what had been there before. Six months’ hard effort, gone. Wheat enough to provide most of their needs for the coming winter, gone. His nostrils flared at the acrid smell stirred up by his restless destrier’s hooves. There was no wind, only the heavy press of clouds in the humid afternoon

To say that desperation clouded Jane Falgoust's judgment was a colossal understatement. With a hurricane bearing down on New Orleans, the failed s viewed it as an opportunity -to escape her tattered life. But then she saw the dog paddling frantically in the surging flood waters. She couldn't let this dog drown.

With this sparkling romance between a highly regarded widow and a thoroughly charming rake, Becnel (The Troublemaker, et. breathes life into the rigid Regency-era romance genre.

She's called "the Bridemaker", but Hester Poitevant prefers to think of herself as the gentle facilitator of marital union. Hester's popular Mayfair Academy has helped teach many the awkward society miss how to find her way to the altar with the eligible bachelor of her choice. With this sparkling romance between a highly regarded widow and a thoroughly charming rake, Becnel (The Troublemaker, et. Hester Poitevant, mistress of the popular Mayfair Academy, has developed a reputation for transforming shy, awkward girls into good marriage material.

To say that desperation clouded Jane Falgoust's judgmentwas a colossal understatement. With a hurricane bearingdown on New Orleans, the failed nurse-turned-waitressviewed it as an opportunity—to escape her tatteredlife. But then she saw the dog paddling frantically in thesurging flood waters. She couldn't let this dog drown.From that one rescue, her nursing instincts kicked inand she started saving people—including herself. As the hurricane subsided, Jane tended the woundedin Dr. Ben Comeaux's makeshift street clinic. Sure, herlife had turned upside down in the blink of an eye—but that was bad only if you were in a good place to beginwith. Now it was time to rebuild—her life, her city—on a foundation of hope.
Jube
Ms. Becnel's love of New Orleans shows on every page of this bittersweet but satisfying story of redemption and the resilience of the human spirit.

The heroine is Jane, who has made many poor decisions in her life and now believes she has nothing left to live for. The only thing keeping her from suicide is that the suicide clause in her life insurance policy would prevent her brother from inheriting the proceeds. The approach of category 5 Katrina offers her the out she desires: death by hurricane. But at the last minute, her innate desire to help others kicks in, and she rescues a drowning dog. With that step she starts the process of rescuing herself. Helping her neighbors, the dog (who ends up in her temporary care), and the patients at a temporary free clinic rebuilds Jane's faith in life and herself, as does Ben, a doctor at the free clinic, who has secrets of his own.

Parallelling Jane's near-destruction and struggle to regain her mental and physical health is the similar story of New Orleans. The city survives Katrina's winds and rains, only to fall prey to a government-made disaster: The poorly constructed levees break, destroying most of the physical fabric of the city. Jane and the other citizens form strong bonds as they care for each other and start the rebirth of the city while lacking electricity, clean water, food, and government help.

No book can adequately convey the vast horror of New Orleans after Katrina. But Ms. Becnel does show how the crisis brought out the best in many people, strengthening the strong bonds between neighbors and the appreciation of diversity that make New Orleans such a wonderful place to live. It also shows people overcoming their grief to become stronger, better versions of themselves. Several characters discover the truth of the saying of the ancient Roman playwright Terence, "Where there's life, there's hope."

Readers will finish the book inspired and awed by the human spirit.
Cel
While we watched the news about New Orleans and Katrina, this story brings alive all the hardships experienced by the folks who stayed there. No electricity for weeks, no mail delivery, no running water for days. How scary. How many random acts of kindness. How folks stayed to take back their City and their lives.
It's so easy
Forty-seven years old with her life in shambles having been divorced and losing her nursing job due to substance abuse, Jane Falgoust considers suicide. Meanwhile as public officials plead with people to leave New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina is expected to intensely hit, Jane decides to stay and let the storm make it look like an accident killed her so her Down's syndrome brother obtains her insurance money.

However with the way her luck has run, Jane survives the storm. She soon rescues a dog struggling with the storm surge. Behind that Jane finds purpose helping the injured and the sick in Dr. Ben Comeaux's suddenly constructed street clinic. As she and Ben fall in love, they work together to help their city and its people heal.

Helping those hurt by Katrina brings a new zest for life for the prime protagonist whose thoughts of ending it ends when others need her. The story line is incredibly powerful when Jane and Ben provide medical care to those left behind; however, the obligatory romantic subplot feels intrusive taking away from the insightful look at medicine in New Orleans just after Katrina as this tale does. Readers will enjoy this deep look at the impact of the hurricane through the eyes of health providers.

Harriet Klausner
crazy mashine
WOW! What a powerful, wonderful, funny, sad, romantic novel. It is a fictional account (but many parts quite factional) of a women's transformation after Katrina hit the city that she loved and lived in her entire life, New Orleans. Her life was pretty bad before the storm, so much so that she was thinking of killing herself (don't judge the book by that, it is really a funny at times). The storm actually saved her life and she came out so much better on the other end of it.
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