Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Praise for Marie Higgins

In this fast paced world of free love and sex, it's refreshing to come across a romance with no sex. Such was the case of Marie Higgins book   Hearts Through Time.   This was a  tender, sometimes humorous, love story about a ghost from 1912 and a reformed playboy lawyer.  Abigail Carlisle is stuck for a hundred years in a building formerly owned by her father.  She enlists the help of Nick Marshal - a reformed playboy, who rents space in the building, and is the only one who can see her. Of course it took a bit of time to convince him she was really a ghost. But she finally manages.  Through the course of his investigation - which isn't easy by the way - after all it is a hundred year old murder - they fall more and more in love. With every clue uncovered, she becomes more and more alive. Without giving more away, I can only say from page one I couldn't stop reading. A real page turner.

I really enjoyed this book. It is refreshing to read a romance that doesn't have explicit sex scenes. Proof that a romance book can be enjoyable without them. Kudos to Ms Higgins.


Ginger Simpson said...

Great review, Ro, and I'm sure this is well-deserved because I'm very familiar with Marie's work.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I really like the sound of this and completely agree about not always needing explicit scenes!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Rosemary - I think some of those books don't even have a story. I'm not a prude, but I really would rather close the door. This book didn't even have to do that. It never opened the door to begin with.

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks, ladies and thanks for an awesome review! I was worried about leaving out the love scenes, mainly because the book is so emotional with the heroine longing to 'feel' someone's touch. So I'm glad you thought it didn't need love scenes. (grins)


Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like a really great read! I'd like to see a movie also!

Morgan Mandel