Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review of Sisters Inn by Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Review of Sisters Inn

by Ruth G. Zavitsanos

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The Sisters Inn gave Eliza Thompson an escape from her past and a promising future as co-proprietor with her dear friend, Abigail Draper. Eliza and Abby, a widow with a half-breed son, combine their strengths to run the inn located on the outskirts of Denver in 1873. When it comes time to hire a father-son team of wayward handymen, Harold and Daniel Tanner, Eliza is hesitant, noting Daniel’s undernourished appearance and odd demeanor. Within a few weeks of arriving at the inn, Daniel appears stronger and extremely handsome. His kindness and inexplicable attentiveness cause Eliza’s heart to respond with a fearful, yet enjoyable flutter. 

For Daniel Tanner the freedom to do as he pleased with his pa by his side was all he wanted in life. Or, so he believed. That changed the moment he caught sight of Eliza. He’d never known a woman to take his breath away and stay locked inside his thoughts.

Though attracted to one another, their pasts make Daniel and Eliza fearful of commitment. Both have their own painful secrets that get in the way of gaining one another’s trust. Worse, several patrons of the inn bring doubt to any thoughts the two have for a future together. Can Eliza open her heart, or will it cost her Abby’s friendship and her beloved inn?
MY REVIEW:
5-Stars all the way!  This historical romance was a delightful surprise.  I felt like I was actually there at the Sisters Inn in the year 1874.   The rich details of the setting and characters truly brought this book to life for me.   It saddened me to see the prejudice that Abby experienced due to her son whose father was an Indian.   Then Fernando and his little son, Nando, must deal with the same thing as they are Mexican.   Abby and Eliza provide a safe haven for all who come to their door at the inn.   The delicious meals and delectable desserts don't hurt either!   
I received a free pdf version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.   

About the Author:
Image of Ruth G. Zavitsanos
Author Bio from amazon author's page:
I began writing at the age of 12. Growing up outside of New York City, I attended many Broadway plays and musicals that served to stimulate my imagination. While attaining my Journalism degree at Marshall University I received numerous writing awards. After graduation, I maintained my desire to write by editing and writing for corporate bulletins, preschool/elementary school newsletters and the local newspaper. As a stay at home mom, I am able to devote my mornings to writing, something that is NOW coming to fruition. My children's book, THE VILLA DOG, has sold over 1,000 copies and is nominated for the Epic ebook award. My second children's book, THE OLD FORTRESS DOG, is now available. My recently released first novel, a Western/Romance, FLIGHT OF LITTLE DOVE, is also available in both print and ebook form. Yes, my book shelf boasts all three of my books and I'm beyond thrilled because of it! :)
WRITING AFFILIATIONS:
Member, Romance Writers of America
Member, Valley Forge Romance Writers
Member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
WRITING CREDITS:
Published in Writer's Digest Magazine
In-depth article published in Delaware Beach Life Magazine
A strong believer in keeping the mind and body in harmony, I enjoy Pilates and long walks with my dogs. I also enjoy cooking, reading, music, photography and travel.
I am both fortunate and blessed to have a loving family and some amazing friends enriching my life on a daily basis.
TV SHOWS/MUSIC
Growing up my favorite shows were The Flintstones (my dog's name is Pebbles), Bewitched, That Girl, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Mary Tyler Moore, and Rhoda. I'm glad to finally have two new shows that are reality based but backed by real actors and writers; The Middle and Modern Family. Though, I do enjoy The Housewives of New York/New Jersey, Cake Boss and Millionaire Matchmaker. When it comes to music my taste is eclectic barring most rap (though Kanye and Jay-Z are talented when strung with today's popular artists like Rhianna and Alicia Keyes) and jazz. I love when a certain song brings back a special memory! Another favorite is Dancing with the Stars. I wish there were more entertainment shows on. A resurgence of The Carol Burnette Show or Sonny and Cher would be nice!


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