"Shadows of Time" by Crystal Mary Lindsey
Ariana Ross was raised in Australia by extended family after her parents were murdered. She was only two years old at the time. She is now ready to leave unanswered questions of her past behind, and begin a medical practice several hours from the only home she knows. Strong in faith and character she embraces her new life with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Arianna easily makes new friends, and her outgoing and compassionate nature is a balm to those around her. She encounters Zane Lombardi on two occasions that leave her angry with his surly attitude. His mistrust of women stems from a painful broken relationship with his first girlfriend, and that emotional baggage has left him scarred and unable to pursue another relationship. Both Ariana and Zane have close relationships with God, and meet under more favorable circumstances at a reception for Ariana at the church they both attend. Friends of Ariana's family invite both of them to dinner that afternoon, and they see one another in a more positive light, and an undeniable attraction develops between them.
This is a delightful Christian romance that portrays two individuals who develop a relationshp quite naturally due to their shared Italian heritage and love of family, and a devotion and love of God that they each embrace and practice. Crystal Mary Lindsey writes with a very descriptive quality where she creates beautiful scenery and wonderful visual images. Her characters are very likable and respectable, and represent positive role models. Issues of mistrust and fear are overcome in believable and sentimental situations, and through the spiritual qualities that the author has created in her characters. Shadows of Time is a very enlightening and enjoyable story.
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