Marji Laine

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Review: Love on the Slopes by Elizabeth Goddard


LoveOntheSlopesI have an new book to review! I LOVE reading Christmas or wintery themes during this season, and this book fits the bill! The perfect size for a relaxing afternoon or a before-bedtime distraction, this story is great for anyone desiring a clean romance.

From the moment I picked up Love on the Slopes, I had to insert more reading time into my schedule. Elizabeth Goddard utilizes realistic inner turmoil, palpable emotions, and dramatic circumstances to hook her readers into her story and keep them engrossed.

An injuring fall during a downhill race left Shannon De Croix struggling to attain her dream of an Olympic gold medal in competitive skiing.  When the handsome coach who supported her through her physical rehabilitation abandoned her, she doubted her ability to ever return to the alpine racing she loved.  Without her skill on the slopes, she believed she offered nothing of value.

Hudson Landers didn’t quit as Shannon’s coach because of his lack of faith in her. The stinging reality kept him awake at night: he was to blame for her career-changing fall. And that was the second time he had failed someone he cared about. He couldn’t continue working with Shannon and risk more guilt should she encounter further injury.

Every twist and pull of the story carried my emotions right along with it. I was captured with Hudson’s suppressed affection for Shannon and the deep burden he carried, and I sympathized with the heroine’s desperation to prove her worth to others.

Though a rather quick read, Love on the Slopes carries the reader through every emotional battle. Elizabeth Goddard weaves the love story between these passionate characters with flow and creativity. Love on the Slopes will remain a favorite on my list.

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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