Sunday, July 26, 2015

Voice of Innocence by Lindsay Detwiler

Voice of Innocence
by Lindsay Detwiler

Publication Date: February 26, 2015
Publisher: Satin Romance
ISBN: 1680460595
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 252 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Our love was strong, unwavering, and unbreakable...or so we thought.

We’ve all heard the saying: you never forget your first love. For some, however, perhaps the better terminology is haunted—haunted with the memories, the connections, and the life-changing relationship.

So begins the tale of Emma Ranstein and Corbin Jones, two typical teenagers who travel the road of first love together, hearts sealed by a seemingly impenetrable bond.

When Corbin Jones is convicted of murder and faces years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, though, their love is put to the test. As Emma and Corbin await his release from prison decades later, both reflect on the power of a relationship neither has gotten over.

Their unique story speaks to a universal heartstring within all of us: how do we move on past a first love if we aren’t meant to do so? More importantly, it reminds us that there is hope if the heart leads the way.

Voice of Innocence by Lindsay Detwiler
Voice of InnocenceNo matter how loud or how sincere, sometimes The Voice of Innocence is ignored. Brace yourself, your heart and prepare for one of the most powerful tales of young love, loss and its memories as Lindsay Detwiler pens a tale of romance that was doomed from the start.

Your first love, those passionate emotions, the connection between the two of you, few people find their forever love the first time they fall, but Emma and Corbin did. She was introverted, serious and he was outgoing and fun-loving, full of surprises, together they were two halves of a whole, incomplete without the other. Their love was young, fresh and they both knew it would last forever. Their futures lay before them, together, full of joy, ready for them to make their lives one. And then the unthinkable happened, accused of a murder he did not commit, Corbin is railroaded through a trial and sentenced to a life in prison.

Shattered beyond belief, Emma is devastated, and life has no meaning for her beyond finding a way to prove Corbin’s innocence, but when he refuses to see her anymore, she spirals even further into despair. Corbin’s act of cruelty was his way of being kind, of setting her free to live the life they should have shared. Time passes, decades, and then a miracle happens, evidence ignored proves beyond a doubt that Corbin did not kill anyone. He is about to be set free from his physical prison, but his heart is still held captive by Emma and Emma has finally moved on, found a different love in a man who knows her past, her heart and accepts what she can offer. Memories can be beautiful, they can be cruel, but memories may be all they have…

Lindsay Detwiler painted an idyllic tale of young love, fresh, full of life and shredded it with a machete as she unveils a story of dreams shattered, hearts bruised, yet love lives on as two people face the world with gaping holes in their souls. From Emma’s fun-loving mother, who wants her daughter to experience life to its fullest to Corbin’s father who has faced great losses in his own life, these characters will imbed themselves into your heart along with Emma, Corbin and even John. Told in flashback sequences from both Corbin and Emma’s POVs, this is an amazing tale that kept me glued to every page, tissues in hand, hoping for a happy ever after for everyone, but not knowing how it could happen. A MUST read for romantics and cynics, alike.

I received this from Lindsay Detwiler in exchange for my honest review.

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