“If you enjoy good quality reading with a great ending and wonderful characters, this is a story for you. Aurora and Nathan are great characters who will pull you in and keep you page turning until you can’t wait to pick the next book in this trilogy. FALLING STAR was something that hit me unexpectedly. This book was nothing that I was anticipating when I started reading, but the story drew me in and I couldn’t stop until I knew how it ended. The characters were so well written that it was hard to not imagine this story being something that happened in real life that I was just watching as it unfolded. Karen Wiesner is definitely on my keeper list.”
~Dianthus for Long and Short Reviews http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/falling-star-by-karen-wiesner.html
"FALLING STAR is a keeper for any bookshelf! I have to admit that I started this novel expecting to have a little trouble identifying with the heroine. She and I have nothing in common, and I thought that I might have to work at feeling involved in her story, but nothing was further from the truth. From the first page, I was interested and absorbed. I cared about the characters and I cried for them when their lives didn't go the way they should. I recommend this book to any lover of romance, and I won't hesitate to pick up the next Karen Wiesner book I find for sale."
~Ivy Quill Reviews
"Is this e-book a New York reject? Maybe, but not because FALLING STAR isn't damned good. No, it's more likely because the heroine is far from perfect. She could be any one of us, or someone we know and care about, and that hits too close to home to be the fantasy the marketing people in NY think we want to read. FALLING STAR was a very emotional, very real story. I understood what she felt, what she was going through, and hurt right along with her. If that's not the kind of story the marketing-gods-on-high think I want to read, then maybe they should switch to another product--like bubble bath. Buy FALLING STAR and be prepared to sit a spell; you won't be able to put it down."
~ Scribes World Reviews
"FALLING STAR had some of the most complex, wonderful characters I've ever met. The plot Karen Wiesner weaves is based on internal conflict of unrequited love in several forms, but I didn't find it tedious in the least. Personally, I like spice in my stories, but for a book with no actual culminated sex scenes in it, the sexual tension is very high. FALLING STAR isnt marketed as an inspirational and I suppose the language could be a bit strong for some that seek that genre. However, the themes of service to the ministry and a life devoted to the service of others are prevalent. All in all, FALLING STAR is so well done I can heartily recommend it to all."
"This is certainly a different type of hero and heroine! I wondered how the author could get together a preacher and a stripper. Well, she succeeded! Rori may have started off her life badly, but she became someone that I proudly cheered on to victory. Brava, Karen Wiesner!"
~Huntress Reviews www.huntressreviews.com
"FALLING STAR is a wonderful contemporary romance that hooks the readers because of the delightfully humanistic lead female protagonist. Though Nate is a wonderful person and his daughter precocious, Rori owns the novel chapter, page, and word. Readers will admire her for she refuses to allow life's left hooks to keep her down on the canvas. Fans of a warm second chance at love tale starring people readers will cherish should read Karen Wiesner's beautiful book one of the Angelfire trilogy and obtain the other two novels, FIRST LOVE and FOREVER MAN, as soon as possible as this reviewer plans to do."
~Harriet Klausner http://harrietklausner.wwwi.com/
"Packs an emotional wallop! I've never seen a writer more adept at capturing the emotional complexities of the human experience. Her love stories are bold, fearless, and unforgettable. The world of women's fiction is a better place because Ms. Wiesner is in it. I loved FALLING STAR. You will, too ... so clear off some space on your keeper shelves."
~author Michele Bardsley www.michelebardsley.com
“FALLING STAR, which is the first book in the author's Angelfire Trilogy, is a first-rate Christian romance. It is well written. Major and minor characters are believable, and the plot unfolds nicely with Nate and Rori keeping steamy, but chaste, relations until their marriage. This is a delightful read for Christian romance readers.”
~Alice D. for Readers Favorite http://readersfavorite.com
4 ˝ Stars and Top Pick!
“This is the second book in the Angelfire Trilogy, and after reading the first book this book was an amazing follow up to the first story. The first story was about Aurora Mason, Brett Foxx and Nathan Jovanovich. These characters are mentioned again in FIRST LOVE, especially since Brett is Darlene’s older brother and Jace is Nathan’s brother in law. While both Darlene and Jace were mentioned in the first book, this is the story that really lets them shine. Usually when it comes to trilogies, the second book is just filler between the beginning and end stories, but that is definitely not the case here. This was a great story that was extremely enjoyable to read, the characters were very developed--almost seemed like people you would meet on the street--and the plot line was wonderful. This is a story that I will definitely read again and cannot wait to get to read the third and final book in this series. Anyone thinking of picking up this series should just not think about it and do it. You will not be disappointed!”
~Bibliophile For Life for Night Owl Reviews http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Bibliophile-For-Life-reviews-First-Love-by-Karen-Wiesner.aspx
"Readers will not be disappointed by FIRST LOVE. The characters are endearing and Ms. Wiesner really gets into the thoughts of Jace and Darlene and what motivates them."
~Hope Stephenson for Romantic Times
"FIRST LOVE is the second book in the Angelfire Trilogy, and after reading the first book I couldn't wait to begin this one. I wasn't disappointed. Karen Wiesner has a way of bringing characters to life. With her evocative and to-the-point description, I instantly felt that I knew both Darlene and Jace personally, that I had seen them grow up and knew every step in their lives that brought them to the course of events in the story....on the first page I already had a sense of both Darlene's present and her past. The writing continues throughout the book in that same compelling style which kept me turning pages, only coming out of it to get a fresh can of soda now and then. Karen Wiesner has delivered yet another winner in FIRST LOVE!" ~Ivy Quill Reviews
"Author Karen Wiesner has an amazing list of books to her credit, and FIRST LOVE is no exception. Very enjoyable!" ~-Gay Toltl Kinman, author of "The Mystery of the Missing Miniature Books"
"Karen Wiesner has...created a wonderfully emotional romance. I had to keep reading to discover how Darlene and Jason could overcome their past and find a future together. A totally satisfying story." ~Barbara Edwards, author of ANOTHER LOVE
“This is a heartwarming story. Author Karen Wiesner does an excellent job of combining love and lust in this book without the need for scenes that are too graphic. She has a wonderful grasp of the emotions a woman feels about the man that she wants but is afraid she shouldn't have. The scenes were intimate in that the characters bared their souls and thoughts to one another. I really enjoyed this book. I don't read books in the Romance genre, but this book was a pleasant surprise and may interest me in pursuing other titles by this author.” ~Lori M for Readers Favorite http://readersfavorite.com
“In this story, both Darlene and Jace have major emotional turmoil. The main trouble between them is Darlene’s feelings of being unworthy and her refusal to tell Jace how she feels. I simply could not understand Darlene’s stubbornness until she finally told Jace how life with her parents had been. The author clearly shows how vital communication is in a relationship. Though this is the second title in the Angelfire Trilogy, it is a stand-alone story. You do not have to read any other title to enjoy the tale. If you are searching for a light romance, something perfect to take with you on vacation, then this is it. I loved every minute with Darlene and Jace.” ~Huntress Reviews http://www.huntressreview.com
“FOREVER MAN, Book 3 of the Angelfire Trilogy by Karen Wiesner was wonderful. It is a pure love story containing sex without the details and characters you can’t help but root for. They become entangled in each other’s joy and pain and supply the needed support for each situation. We watch as this love blossoms and flourishes and cheer and cry with them during the good and bad. Karen Wiesner has a winner in FOREVER MAN. It is the kind of book you can’t put down but hate when you come to the last page. If you enjoy a good love story without the smut, don’t pass this one by.” ~Trudi LoPreto for Readers Favorite http://readersfavorite.com
“Top American writer Karen Wiesner has excelled herself with FOREVER MAN, and how she has her characters interact in a realistic way is amazing and thought-provoking. She has the ability to make the reader feel exactly the way the character feels.” ~Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/review-forever-man-angelfire-trilogy-book-3-by-karen-wiesner/
"Brett Foxx is every woman's bad boy fantasy. Lawyer Savannah O'Brien secretly lusted for her one-time client, until he abruptly ended their professional relationships. Years later, their paths cross unexpectedly and sparks fly. The conclusion to the Angelfire trilogy sizzles. ...the author has created two complex characters with pasts to explain their faults. Individually, they shine. Together, they're full of sexy, fiery chemistry..." ~Gina Bernal for Romantic Times
"Ms. Wiesner's characterization is incredible. She can take a character, no matter the background or the lifestyle, and make that character so real that the reader feels they've met this person somewhere before. The story moves quickly and the pace kept me involved at all times. The interplay between Savannah and Brett is lively and real. And when the truth comes out about Savannah's father . . . well, I couldn't give it away, but you have to read this book! Trust me, FOREVER MAN is a story you won't want to miss!" ~Ivy Quill Reviews
"Karen Wiesner has a clear winner in the powerful FOREVER MAN, third book in the Angelfire Trilogy. The journey of these multilayered, unforgettable characters, the dangerous Brett Foxx and successful lawyer Savannah 'Savvy' O'Brien, take the reader from deepest, unhealed wounds to redemptive love." ~Linda Opdyke, award-winning author of STONES THROW
"You're looking for the steamiest ever love scene in a Laundromat? You're yearning for a hero so mesmerizing you want to drag him straight into your bed? You've struck gold! This book is so hot it glows in the dark. FOREVER MAN is the fourth novel I've read by Karen Wiesner. All of them are exquisite and somehow she manages to get even better with every new one. Throughout her strong, gripping narrative I can feel that she gives everything when she writes. On every page, static sizzles between Savvy and Brett. The perfectly timed build-up of passion climaxes more than once in scenes so outrageously sexy that I had to read some passages twice to make sure I didn't miss Wiesner's fine language and crisp style, not to forget her wonderful sense of humor." ~Sexy Cybook
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