A Sinner in Paradise
by Deborah Hining
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing (August 28, 2013)
Publication Date: August 28, 2013
Genre: Women's Fiction
Print Length: 427 pages
Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms. Jilted by her fiance, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her nine cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC to return to her native hills of West Virginia where she plans rest and heal from her heartbreak. When Geneva's ambition, and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she finds herself flung from one perilous adventure, romance, crazy circumstance, and heartbreak to another. After facing illness, disaster in the wilderness and an encounter with an old mountain man who teaches her that her soul needs more than men, courtship, and adventure, Geneva finally finds what she's been missing. Ultimately, Geneva realizes she must face herself before she is free to truly love and be loved.
A Sinner in Paradise by Deborah HiningShe left the hills of West Virginia to start her own life, but after being dumped by her fiancé, Geneva packs up her life in Washington, D.C. and heads back to family and the life she left behind. The fresh air, the welcoming arms of family and the chance to relive childhood memories seem to unlock some primal urge in Geneva that was fueled by her ex dumping her. She finds herself testing the waters of her femininity, her sex appeal and imagining romantic trysts with three men she meets, directing how each scene will play out.
Deborah Hining sure knows how to create a quirky tale and sock away some pretty deep messages for our heroine. A Sinner in Paradise pretty much sums up what this tale is about! What it doesn’t say is that there is humor, pretty amazing and beautiful scenes described that are breathtaking to picture and some well-developed characters along the way. I do have to say, I’m not sure what the pull to Geneva is, but that’s the magic of wanting love, I guess!
I received this copy from Light Messages Publishing in exchange for my honest review.