Friday, March 30, 2012

Broken Wings [Paperback]

I've finished "Broken Wings" by Alexandrea Weis.

Product Description

As a wildlife rehabilitator in southeast Louisiana, Pamela Wells has dealt with her fair share of wild animals, but her reclusive life is forever changed when she meets an elusive former soldier named Daniel Phillips. Sent to Pamela’s wildlife sanctuary as part of his parole requirements, Daniel and Pamela quickly clash until Daniel’s troubled past unexpectedly comes to light. After serving in Iraq, Daniel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Pamela tries to help ease his condition by introducing him to the healing power of animals. Daniel begins to find peace, and an unexpected kindred spirit in Pamela. Fearing one day she will be forced to give up her beloved sanctuary, Pamela confides in Daniel about her debilitating health. United by their misfortunes, the relationship turns romantic. Just when Pamela has found someone to love and share her burdens, Daniel skips town, crushing her heart. Suddenly Pamela finds herself alone and in a desperate situation. She has no choice but to turn to a ruthless Louisiana attorney, Bob Patrick, for help. Bob promises Pamela financial security in exchange for a life as his obedient wife. When Daniel unexpectedly returns, Bob is not willing to give Pamela up. Like an ensnared bird, Pamela struggles to free herself of her cruel capture. The fight may prove deadly, but Daniel is willing to do anything to save her. Can two broken souls eventually find happiness or, like the broken wings of a dove, will they be forever kept from reaching the heights of heaven.

About the Author

Alexandrea Weis is a registered nurse from New Orleans who has been writing novels and screenplays for over twenty years. Her first novel, To My Senses, was a finalist for commercial fiction in Eric Hofer Book Awards, a finalist for romance in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year awards, and a finalist for romance in the USA Book Awards. Her second novel, Recovery, was ranked #1 on the Amazon top rated for romantic suspense in kindle books. Buyer Group International, an independent production company in Austin, has optioned the motion picture rights for Recovery. Ms. Weis is also a permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and when she is not writing, Ms. Weis is rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives outside of New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of pets.

Product Details
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: World Castle Publishing (February 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937593363
ISBN-13: 978-1937593360

My Review:

Pamela Wells is an wildlife rehabber and owns the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.  She nurses sick and hurt animals back to health and re-establishes them back into the wild.  She suffers from a chronic disease Lupus which means her body has difficulty telling the difference between her body and a foreign object like a virus.  It attacks her joints which causes swelling and pain and may destroy her kidney, liver, lung and heart.  Lupus has destroyed her marriage, health and children.

Daniel Phillip was arrested for assault and battery and was sentenced to serve one hundred hours of community service.  He's assigned to work with Pamela and they rub each other the wrong way when they first meet.  Daniel suffers from PTSD, anger issues and panic attacks.

This is a very heartwarming love story which isn't your typical romance book but with two scarred people who find comfort in each other and caring for animals.

The author did a great job in writing about Daniel's PTSD and how affects the person suffering from this disease and people around them and Pamela's Lupus and the way one suffers from it.  Glad she didn't let that stop her from doing what she loves best - care for wildlife and give them another chance to survive.


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