Book One in
When the Music Ends by Simone Beaudelaire
The HEARTS IN WINTER Chronicles
Written by Simone Beaudelaire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tender and painful, while hope-inspiring and loving!
I am a huge fan of Simone Beaudelaire's. I have found her work to be tender, romantic, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. This novel, WHEN THE MUSIC ENDS, is no less so!
I love the intensity of the story and the passion of the characters. I loved the characters and I look forward to reading more of the series so I can share in their lives more. Erin and Sean are by far my favorites! I can easily relate to them both on many levels.
Love is expression on many levels and in many realms in this tale. Though the Ancient Greeks had a word for each form of love, we do not recognize nor differentiate in today's world. However, each was represented here: Eros (sexual love), Philia (deep friendship), Ludus (childish or young love), Agape (selfless love), Pragma (long-standing love between married couples), and finally, Philautia (love of self). Each form has a place in this romance and each helps to make the story so much deeper and real.
This story is so endearing and emotional. It is well-rounded and well-written. I definitely recommend it!
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