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moving on -  a prairie romance
MOVING ON - A Prairie Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (September 29, 2014)

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Anna is a mysterious woman that has just moved to Regina Beach. The residents of the small town know everyone’s business and they are very interested in discovering Anna’s secrets. Nick was a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, doing active duty until a horrific accident sent him home to recover. He helps Anna feel safe and comfortable in her new environment, just as he has always done for his men in strange, dangerous places. Meanwhile, he focuses on preparing for his future physical endurance test to prove that he is capable of returning to active duty.

Anna doesn’t talk about her past, and Nick doesn’t talk about his future therefore she is shocked to discover that his greatest wish is to return to active duty. She won’t love a man who may die on the job again. Intellectually, she knows that all life cycles end, but emotionally, she doesn’t know if she has the strength to support Nick.




Moving On is a 5 Star Top Pick at The Romance Reviews!

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Top Ten Finalist!—Preditors and Editors 2012 Readers Polltop ten finalist preditors and editors

"Moving On is a delightful and emotional tale of love and loss. Trauma nurse Anna Jenkins on stress leave after the death of her fiancé and Nick Donnelly, a soldier who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan on a peacekeeping tour, lean on each other to rebuild their lives. Together they discover a future to live for." --R. Barri Flowers, bestselling author of Forever Sweethearts

In "Moving On: A Prairie Romance", Annette Bower explores the redemptive power of affection. When we meet Nick and Anna, the characters at the centre of the novel, both are reeling from devastating personal tragedies, and both are fearful of making a connection that would open them to future pain. In the course of the novel, Nick and Anna slowly but surely learn to trust and to hope. Bower’s warm tale of the coming together of her two very likable protagonists is told with a keen eye and an understanding heart. This lake-side romance is perfect summer reading. --Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn series.

I have just been reading MOVING ON on my Kindle. It's lovely, Annette-- a gentle, feel-good book with a nice variety of individualized characters and a positive over-all message. The familiar setting was a treat too. Congratulations! I would recommend it. --Mary Balogh, New York Best Seller

5 STARS! This is the first Romance novel I have ever read. I really enjoyed the story line and I could relate with the characters. I would certainly recommend reading this book. Especially if you are a first time "romancer" like me! -- Sarah McAster

4 FLOWERS! This story is got my attention from the very first page. After reading the first couple of paragraphs, I was hooked. I had to know what was going on. Why was the heroine was there, and why she was so sad? The amount of character building the author did in only a few words was fantastic...I think anyone looking for a sweet and warm romance will love this story. -- It's Raining Books Reviews

4 STARS! Set in Saskatchewan, Canada, the book was a delightful read. The characters, Anna and Nick were both so broken it would have been easy to write them both off, but Annette Bower made the entire story about healing broken hearts and soothing rioting souls. This was a great tale about forgiveness and moving on from tragedy without harping on all the bad that happened to the main characters. I will definitely read this story again and recommend it to other readers I know. If you are looking for a great story with a wonderful ending, then this is the story for you. -- Long And Short Reviews



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