Sunday, January 17, 2010
Daniella by JoAnn Carter
Author: JoAnn Carter
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Miniature Rose
Page Count: 121
Release Date: 11/2009
Heat Level: Sweet
When Harrison Beckman meets his father’s secretary, Daniella Duncan, she’s shy and self-conscious. Harrison, however, is determined to get to know her better. Before he gets to do that a rival comes along to steal Dani’s heart as quickly and thoroughly as the company’s contracts, which have been disappearing.
As the mystery unfolds, Harrison has to fight for the woman he loves, even though this means crossing swords with his father and his determined adversary. Will Harrison be able to find the love that could await them or will it be too late?
Daniella is an evolutionary tale of hope for every person who has ever doubted themselves. Ms. Carter’s story features a heroine we can all get behind - Daniella. Lovely inside and out, despite being overweight, she tends to lend much credence to what she sees as her physical flaws but learns, through love and embracing her faith anew, that God, and the man of her dreams, loves her – as is – and without condition.
Ms. Carter fills Daniella with intrigue and back-room corporate maneuvers that lend spice and suspense to each page, while never detracting from the growing romance between Harrison and Daniella.
Harrison seems, to Daniella, unattainable on a number of levels which makes her susceptible to a secondary suitor who’s not all he appears to be. After all, Harrison is the bosses son, he’s handsome and successful, and fully attuned to a God Daniella seeks – but not with a fullness of heart and belief. Further, she doubts he’d ever be able to see past her size to the heart beneath.
The time they spend together solving the mystery of disappearing bids and documents from the company where they work brings them together and helps their relationship to bloom.
I strongly recommend this heart felt and heart warming romance from the skilled pen of JoAnn Carter.