Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A Sruggle of the Heart by Marie Fostino

Kindle Edition
Published November 14th 2011 by Amazon Kindle
187 Pages / 400kb

Do you believe in love at first sight? This is a romance novel about life, tragedy and love.

A young woman, Annette, moves to Norman, Oklahoma to attend college when she meets the man of her dreams, Aaron. Her heart breaks in pieces when he regretfully tells her he’ll be leaving soon for boot camp; only letters continue to keep their love lit while being states apart. On April 19th, 1995, a dreadful day in history of Oklahoma, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed, killing over 150 lives. This event created an epiphany in Annette’s life and led her to the decision of changing career paths to help others. Aaron returns home after boot camp only to inform Annette that he will be stationed at Ft. Sill where they get the opportunity to see each other more often and watch their love grow. A couple of months after being stationed at Ft. Sill, he deploys to Afghanistan and the letters stopped shortly after his departure. Heartbroken, Annette puts all of her energy and focus into her newest goal of becoming an EMT. Tim, a classmate of Annette’s, becomes a study buddy, and with great support and encouragement, they each pass paramedic school together. Annette happily accepts Tim’s special proposal, not long before saving the life of a man who had a bruised, bloody and unrecognizable face. While filing the paper work she realizes it is her long lost beloved Aaron. He’s alive. Annette will now have to face the hardest decision of her life. (Sourced by www.amazon.co.uk).

This book had me gripped from the word go, I was totally hooked and could not put it down. It told the story of Annette, a young lady who fell in love and had her heart broken. Then through the tragedy of a bombing in her local city, decisions were made which lead her to a different path.
I was really involved with the characters, which were very believable. Being a health care professional myself the intensity and stress of going through medical school, I could really relate too.
The book was easy to read, descriptive, well written and flowed. It was a pleasure to read. I recommend this book, and look forward to reading the next book by Marie Fostino.