by Leila Meacham
Crowning Design is not a usual genre read for me but it sounded like a really sweet book so I just had to read it. The writing style was a bit dated but that might have been more how the author writes than the book since it wasn’t an older era book. The characters were well developed and well-rounded, they seemed like real people and I enjoyed reading their story as it unfolded. There were some secrets that were exposed, that were not predictable that provided a bit of a twist. There were some predictable parts to this story that I saw even though I don’t read lots in the romance genre but nothing that takes away from the book. The romance was actually pretty clean for an adult book and for that I saw thank you Leila Meacham. This is a thin book with a little over 200 pages. You could easily read this in a day or weekend setting. It was a good story and I would be interested to see what her other books are like.
summary: Some people aren’t meant for happily-ever-after. And Deborah Standridge is one of them. When she called off her wedding to the perfect man to pursue her passion as an architect, she didn’t mean to hurt anyone. But Deborah saw her chance to finally make her own dreams come and she took it, setting in motion a tragedy that has haunted her ever since.
Now, as one of Denver’s most successful architects, Deborah has avoided love at all costs…until Daniel Parker walks into her life. He commissions her to design his company’s headquarters and soon makes her want to believe in love again. But Dan is keeping a shocking secret that could rip apart everything they’ve built–and break Deborah’s heart once and for all. Will Deborah find the strength to put the past behind her to fight for a love that could last for all time?
Thank you Grand Central Publishing and Leila Meacham for allowing me to read Crowning Design. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.