Love Found In Sherwood Forest
Award-winning Broadway actress Leighanne Webster has it all until an on-stage panic attack brings her career crashing to the ground. Then her sister throws her a lifeline: Come home and help produce the annual Robin Hood Festival play. Returning to England could be the salve Leighanne needs to heal her bruised feelings, except for the fact that ex-fiance, Jamison Blake, is the play’s director. But she’s a professional, able to do the job without letting old relationships get in the way. Then why does she find it so hard to focus on her work? Five years ago, Jamison Blake broke off his engagement to Leighanne, so she could travel to New York and become the brilliant, sought-after actress she deserved to be. But he didn’t count on his heart’s refusal to stop loving her, and life has been empty since she left. Her return to Nottingham is temporary, and she is still angry about their breakup, avoiding him at all cost during rehearsals. Can he convince her to give their relationship another try despite careers that span an ocean, or will he have to let her go again? This time for good? Can two people entangled in their own hurts and misconceptions, find their way clear to discover God’s plan for their lives-plans that may include a future together?
Guest Post from Linda Shenton Matchett
Linda Shenton Matchett was born in Baltimore, MD but spent her "growing up" years in New Jersey. During her junior year of high school, she moved back to Maryland where she met her best friend and future husband, Wes. They lived in Northern Virginia for nearly twenty years where Linda worked for some of the high-tech "beltway bandits." Shortly after 9/11, Linda and Wes left the "rat race" to move to central New Hampshire and operate a bed and breakfast. That chapter of their life has recently closed, and Linda is now the Front of House and Catering Manager for a local boarding school. An avid outdoors-woman, she loves to spend as much time as she can outside - hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, tubing or just plain walking. Music is also a passion, and she is a volunteer docent at the Wright World War II Museum. A freelance writer for over ten years, her work appears in numerous online and print publications.
Book Review by Bree Herron
The show must go on, and for Leighanne that means facing her past and broken heart. And in a remake of Robin Hood, Leighanne will get more than she is asking for. A story that takes you back to the merry men and times of chivalry.
How would you handle having your love (past and present) conduct your play? How would you feel if you had broken down during a major time in your career and running led you right back to a spot you ran from before? I felt these were the questions that weighed on me during the read. Each page held a glimmer of an answer. Leighanne, certainly handled these questions of life, faith and love better than most of us would.
The entire character cast was beautiful. I felt myself drawn to them, Linda creates characters for readers to bond to. I bonded quickly with Leighanne, and this is the masterful skill that Linda gives her readers. Linda created a story that took you to the forest, back in time and made this reader believe in the fantasy of love conquering all.
Please join the conversation and comment below. Have you read… If so what did you think/like?
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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