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Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Review - TATTERED INNOCENCE by Ann Lee Miller


The superbly talented Ann Lee Miller's books always rate high in my lists. Her books will not be acceptable to the Christian Book Association's standards because they depict the very real temptations and failings of humans--not excusing them by a long shot--but showing us the pain and guilt that results especially from sexual slip-ups. She shows her heroes' and heroines' progressions through and past their temptations and to God.

Tattered Innocence is no exception. Rachel Martin is consumed by guilt and running away from the handsome married coach who seduced her. She applies for and gets a job crewing on a charter sailing boat, The Smyrna Queen, owned by Jake Murray. Anything to avoid Coach Bret Rustin.

Three problems are immediately obvious: (1) Jake isn't the old salt she expected; he's 29 and model-handsome. (2) All the cabins aboard the boat are booked by guests; the only place to sleep is on a bunk in the captain's quarters. (3) She isn't the only one grieving a past relationship; Jake has just been dumped by his fiancee.

Her affections slowly rotate from Bret to Jake, and her guilt deepens to despair when Jake kisses her, no doubt in rebound. He still loves the girl who jilted him.

How can she get past this? She has to resign. There's no other choice.

You can purchase Tattered Innocence from Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, or Splashwords in e-book format.

OR!

Leave a comment on this blog to be entered to win an e-copy of Tattered Innocence. You must leave the comment by Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and you must leave an email address so that we can contact you if you win.

20 comments:

  1. I already have the ebook of Tattered Innocence, just wanted to comment. I have read all of Ann's books and each one takes me on an emotional roller coaster ride, in a good way, of course. I really enjoy them. They are real life and so they hit your emotions harder. You read things that maybe happened to you or someone you know. Real struggles. She is on my short list of authors that I will always make time to read every book she writes.

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  2. I have not read Tattered Innocence yet. I have read Kicking Eternity and The Art of My Life. Loved both books. Wonderful aruthur. I have budgeted myself on how much I am allowed to spend on books. So I am waiting for my next opening to spend to be able to buy it. Cant wait!! lilcharlesmommy@gmail.com

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  3. I have read Ann's first three novels and already purchased Tattered Innocence for my Kindle. I started reading it and can hardly put it down to check Facebook! LOL! I want to see what happens next but know Ann will leave me hungry for more when I finish. As God places these stories on her heart I pray she will not stop sharing them with us.

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  4. Jennifer--you are entered to win. I'm assuming Judy and Becky don't want another copy. ;)
    Becky--I hope the same thing.
    ~Anne

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  5. I have yet to read Tattered Innocence. I think it's great that you offering a chance to win it, so thank you!

    -Jessica
    socalmbutnot@yahoo.com

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  6. I've read the others of this author, can't wait to read this one too!

    reflectionsbycindy@gmail.com

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  7. I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  8. Kicking Eterntiy was phenomenal. I would love to sail away with Tattered Innocence and a cup of tea, maybe two. Thanks for the chance to win an ecopy!

    spirit12mc@gmail.com

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  9. How can I not want to finish this series?

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  10. I would love to read Ann Miller's book!!!

    cstone2@ashland.edu

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  11. I am excited to read the newest book!! I LOVE your books!!

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  12. I am excited to read the newest book! I LOVE your books!!

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  13. I would love to read the WHOLE series! Way to go Ann! Very excited and happy for you and your success!

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  14. I read Tattered Innocence in one of its earlier forms and loved it! I'm excited to read the final edition.
    sewcynthia4163@gmail.com

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  16. i would love a chance to read this book. jdgriffith94@gmail.com

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  17. Thanks, Anne, for having me! And thanks to all of you who stopped by and shared your enthusiasm. I feel so blessed that you want to read my books, are reading them, like them! The winner of the contest will be announced today. Yay! If you or any of your friends haven't gotten your free copy of Kicking Eternity, just ask for it at AnnLeeMiller.com.

    XXXOOO

    Ann

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  18. We have a winner--and that person has one week to respond to our email to receive the prize. If he/she doesn't respond by then, we'll select a new winner.

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  19. It's official. Let's hear a round of applause for the lucky winner, Jessica Griffith!
    Thanks all, for the inspiring comments. You are so appreciated.

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