Publisher's Note:  

A village on the coast of Maine holds painful secrets- the kind only the miracle of new love can heal. Tormented by her fiancé's death, Tess Johansen escapes to the only place that can still comfort her-the Spinnaker Inn in coastal Maine. Here in this place by the sea she feels close enough to the man she lost to numb the pain, if not the guilt. For local craftsman, Evan Marston, the ramshackle inn serves only as a grim reminder of the accident that shattered his life and killed the woman he once loved. But while the Spinnaker's walls may hold guilt and grief and suspicion, they might also house a bright new spark. Drawn together by a love they never expected, Tess and Evan begin to unravel the mysteries of their pasts and question the miracle at work in their wounded hearts-until one fateful evening along a snow fence road ...

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Snow Fence Road

by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

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Overall Review:  

Phyllis Edgerly Ring writes about a beautiful part of the United States in Snow Fence Road.  The story feels something one would want to read on a rainy or snowy afternoon, cuddled in a blanket.  Both of the main characters, Tess and Evan, are quite likeable.  Readers want these two to overcome their challenges and fall in love.

Readers expecting some romance with a hint of mystery and characters with painful pasts will not be disappointed.  The narrative flows fairly nicely and the author does not waste superfluous words attempting to lengthen the story.  The ending was a bit of disappointment for this reviewer, but most readers will be satisfied that it ends well and most loose ends are tied up.

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  9 religious exclamations; 4 mild obscenities.


Violence/Gore:  Character refers to an event where someone falls off a cliff and dies; character alludes to the belief that he killed another character.


Sex/Nudity:  Character disrobes to bathe; non-married characters embrace, kiss, and touch one another's cheeks; indirect sexual reference: "the night we made her."

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Death of family member, death of friend, terminal illness, suicide, adultery.

Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Character mentions wine; character used to drink heavily; characters consume wine with a meal; character drinks a bottle of alcohol.


Reviewed By Susan
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