Tuesday, April 12, 2016

RI Author Feature: A Collector of Affections by Judith Glynn

Synopsis: "Years after Leah Lynch's divorce, she's grown tired of dead-end affairs and yearns for a lifelong mate. Although she's a sassy, independent woman living in New York City, she fears attending her daughter's upcoming wedding as an unattached woman. To reflect on her past and invent a new lifestyle with a committed man, she books a flight to Madrid for a soul-searching trip. Not included in her plans is meeting Miguel Santiago, an intriguing seatmate, who sidetracks her straight into bed when they land. A Collector of Affections: Tales from a Woman's Heart is a heartfelt travelogue of Leah's life with Miguel and their love affair, as he struggles with his commitment to another woman. When diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, he faces his sobering truths. Leah also confronts her reality that transcends the magic of travel and chance meetings. It's then they come to grips with life without one another."

My Review: Upon reading this book I found it very interesting and different from just about every other book I have read recently. Many people would classify this as a romance novel (and even I have added it to my romance shelf for lack of better options) but for me it is more a novel about personal value. Both Leah and Miguel have emotional struggles throughout the book and to me it is a journey towards finding inner strength and peace before adding additional outside love and support to it. Granted there are the romantic European trysts and loving words shared by the characters throughout the book too.
My Rating: This book wasn't exclusively a romance, it has so many elements about following your heart, taking a risk, romance, beautiful imagery.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
I had the pleasure of meeting Judith Glynn at the RI Author Expo in December 2015.  You can find out more about Judith and her works on her Website or stay tuned for an interview in a couple of days!
You can purchase your own copy of A Collector of Affections on her Website or on Amazon or you can check back on Thursday for the Interview with Judith and a giveaway!

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