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The Kissing Tree

The Kissing Tree - Prudence Bice The authorPrudence Bice has loved writing her entire life. Born in Orange County, California, as one of eleven children, she always felt drawn to stories that spoke to and kindled her romantic heart. Having overcome tragedy in her own life, the inspiration for her first novel was sparked by her desire to ignite true romantics everywhere with a wholesome, feel-good story about the power of love in rising above the pain and suffering from loss. Prudence resides in St. George, Utah, with her husband, Ray, and their four daughters and one son. Her hobbies include drawing, photography, music, writing, and, of course, reading anything she can get her hands on! Currently she is majoring in English at Dixie State College and loving it. For more information visit synopsisAfter five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she's ever considered home, the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the "kissing tree" But this time he's a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You'll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.The reviewWhile reading trough this book I was having a laugh at myself for picking this up after the Fifty Shades books. Though both books write about love, relationships and choices one has to make for or against them they could not have been more different.The characters in this book are very solid. Well described with a clear personality. It is nice that the author starts with the story of Georgiana stealing a kiss. The chapter really shows a bit of a wild child and that picture comes back later several times. I would not have mind if that would have been a whole book abut the youth of Georgiana, Samantha and Ridge actually. After the author introduces the other characters and she really gives you a chance to pick your own favorite. The story is very predictable but not in an annoying way. You pick up the book and within three pages you know it is a feel good book so everybody will end up happily ever after. This did not disturb the story though. What I did had a problem with was the language. The author wrote the sentences people like Georgiana's granddad says in a dialect. I had a hard time reading those and it did annoy me sometimes. The Kissing Tree makes for a nice light read. Nothing spectacular but entertaining nonetheless.