Saturday, November 15, 2008

Review of Rekindling the Spark

I received the first review for Rekindling the Spark today and I'm really happy with it. First reviews are always something that many writers become nervous about, it's the first indication on how their story has been received so getting a good one is the icing on the cake.

You can read the review here:

A big thank you to the reviewer and also for all those who have sent feedback to me about the book.

Rekindling the Spark by Nicole Gestalt
Phaze Books
Short Story, M/F
Review by Hibiscus

Big, fat and frumpy is how Angela feels. After being married to her husband for more years then she can care to remember the spark seems to have gone. She still loves him as much as she ever did but somehow it's just not the same. From the first moment that she sets eyes upon her young gardener Richard things begin to change and the spark turns into a fire – but who will end up with her affections?

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"Rekindling The Spark" is a unique story with a quirky twist. At first it seems to be the standard story of a housewife who believes she is unappealing and kind of gives up on sex with her husband. I feel that how Angela views herself is how many woman who go through that time period in their lives may feel. I believe that Angela really loves Matthew but is unhappy with the ways things are and does not know how to change things.

In walks Richard, the gardener. Matthew has hired Richard's company to help Angela with some yard work that she is unable to do on her own. I could feel the sparks flying off the two of them from the start. Angela really is pretty and Richard makes her aware of that fact. This was especially apparent when he went to get her to show her the tree. I wondered if Angela would be with Richard. I know I would have a hard time turning down a hunk like him. I loved the surprise Angela has in store for the object of her affection.

The best part of this story is the twist at the end. I just could not believe everything I was reading! It was truly ingenious. I think "Rekindling The Spark" could blaze a whole trail of new stories.

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