Book Review: Strings Attached by Anne Holly
by Joanne Troppello
Strings Attached by Anne Holly is a contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the first chapter. It was a quick read but carried a strong message in its pages—love is worth fighting for and keeping hope alive brings redemption to broken lives.
Point of view shifts caused a slight distraction for me but did not detract from the overall enjoyment of Josie’s story. As I read, I soon found the redeeming aspect of these shifts. Ms. Holly skillfully provides the reader with deep insight into the hero and heroine’s minds, allowing for a deeper understanding as the plot moves along.
Ms. Holly’s descriptions of the scenes, especially of the Canadian landscape, created breathtaking pictures in my mind. It is evident that she has done her research and provided the perfect amount of facts to give the reader ample knowledge of this new world without overwhelming them with needless details.
If I only had two words to describe this novel—simple elegance…there is just the right amount of detail, mingled with story-telling and character development to keep you glued to the page.
Once you begin reading the tale of Josie and Theo, you won’t want to stop until you finish the book. Strings Attached hooked me from the beginning and my eagerness to devour their love story never abated. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a tale of true love and hope of overcoming past pain.
Disclosure for our more sensitive and younger readers: This book contains slight profanity and a love scene, mostly sensual rather than graphic.
You can visit Ms. Holly’s website for more details on Strings Attached and her other books.
About the Book
Josie Sergeant is not your typical female. She makes her living as a rancher in the wilds of the Canadian north. Perseverance and courage are character traits she possesses, and she needs those to survive and thrive in the cold frontier.
Her brother is set to marry for the second time and Josie has some reservations about him marrying his fiancée when his divorce is not even finalized yet. However, her reservations do not come close to those of Theo Sabich, the brother of Richard’s fiancée.
The impending marriage of their siblings causes an immediate issue for Josie and Theo. After seeing each other as enemies, can they bridge the gap and give way to their attraction towards each other…
About the Reviewer
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.