Monday, April 19, 2010

Review: Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After - Fiona Harper


Title: Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After

Author: Fiona Harper

Line: Harlequin Romance

Release Month: April 2010

The S-Factor: Sweet


Back-Blurb:


Ellie Bond's heart has ached ever since she lost her beloved husband and little girl. Now her head is telling her it's time to get her life back on track. Her first small step: answering big-shot music executive Mark Wilder's Housekeeper Wanted advertisement!


Outwardly Mark is supercool, ├╝berpowerful and can make or break careers, but it's the compassion beneath his public exterior that's reawakening Ellie's zest for life.


Review:


Award-winning author Fiona Harper is back with another enchanting novel for Harlequin Romance that will tug at your heartstrings: Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After!


Ellie Bond's life changes in a split second when a tragic accident kills her beloved husband and her beautiful daughter. Shocked, hurt, upset and alone, Ellie's sadness spirals out of control and she ends up losing some of her memory. However, Ellie is tired of being a victim; she's sick of the pity and the compassion and wants to move on with her life. Although, time has not healed all of her wounds, Ellie is determined to start afresh and asks her good friend, who owns an employment agency, to help her find a job.


Record producer Mark Wilder is looking for a housekeeper to look after his beautiful mansion in the English countryside while he jets off all around the world finding new musical talent and bedding vapid and vacuous blondes with their eye on the main chance - and with her exceptional culinary skills and no desire whatsoever to indulge in a no-strings affair, Ellie proves to be an ideal candidate for the position.


Mark had tried relationships and commitment once, but he soon learnt that happy ever afters do not exist outside of fairy tales. Yet, something about his new housekeeper attracts his interest and Mark soon begins to see his new employee in a whole new light...


Ellie still feels bound to the man she had lost, but Mark has stirred feelings in her which she had thought long buried. Is she willing to take a second chance at happy ever after? Or will she continue to be held captive by the past?


Poignant, moving and wonderfully uplifting, Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After is a must read for readers of romantic fiction who are looking for an intelligently-written, highly sensitive and wholly emotional story. Believable, tender and deliciously feel-good, Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After is another Fiona Harper novel that has winner written all over it!


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