#Writephoto ~ Rooted


Anita Dawes shares a beautiful piece on the true value of trees. Love this!

Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie ~ Authors

Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto

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Sacred

Two trees grow side-by-side, time weaving their pattern across the dusty pathway, a strange maze of hard bones, like arms waiting to greet you.

Below, soft roots entangle like lovers holding hands, searching for the life- sustaining water so new leaves can grow on the branches above.

This dance of love can last for more than a hundred years.

The spirit of any tree is gentle. I have noticed when walking in the woods, the wind drops and the trees stand still as if in salute, a thank you for your visit.

They communicate with each other, leaning their branches towards oncoming footsteps. If they feel the approach is harmful, they lean away from danger. From young boys with sticks beating against their trunks.

They remember your touch, the sound of your voice. In a way, they remind me of elephants for…

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Some bonds, once forged, cannot be broken. Unbreakable by Emma Scott #Romance #BookReview @EmmaS_Writes


 

This novel has been revamped, reformatted, re-edited, has a new cover and an extended epilogue with bonus content. 1/22/19
THIS BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE
Alex Gardener has her life planned out, down to the smallest detail. She has a skyrocketing career as a litigation attorney, a close group of socialite friends, and is engaged to one of the most successful businessmen in Beverly Hills. Everything is just as she wants it: comfortable, predictable, secure…if lacking passion. Fire. 

Cory Bishop is a struggling working man, trying to make ends meet while fighting to keep custody his young daughter. He knows that working hard is the only way to achieve his goals, but lately it seems everything he wants hangs just out of reach. 

The bank robbery changes everything. 

Alex and Cory spend three harrowing days as hostages locked in a bank with fifty frightened people and six criminals who grow more desperate–and dangerous–by the hour. Alex and Cory find comfort and safety with each other and reveal their deepest hopes and fears and secrets, unknowingly building a bond forged out of desperation and fear, one that they can’t break, even once outside the bank’s walls. 

Their lives are turned upside down, irrevocably altered, and they seek to move on and put the robbery–and each other–behind them. 

But some bonds, once forged, cannot be broken. Save a Life

Biography

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. 

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Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts #1)

Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts #2)

COMING SOON

A Five-Minute Life (standalone)

Someday, Someday (M/M standalone) 

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My Review

Emma Scott turns up the heat!

Lawyer, Alex Gardener, is getting married, but before that can happen a life-altering experience changes her life- possibly forever.

Cory Bishop is under no delusions about the crap life can dole out, so he’s not really surprised to find himself in the middle of a bank robbery. But he IS shocked by the instant attraction between him and fellow hostage, Alex Gardener.

Held for three days in an airless room with little food or water, Alex and Cory, along with the other captives, fight through their fear and pray to survive. Bonds are made, vows are broken, and the fallout might be worse than death.

I enjoyed this story, though not as much as some of her other books. The robbery takes up roughly a third of the story and was edge-of-the-seat thrilling, but after that it became a lot of back and forth about Alex and Cory’s forbidden attraction. I felt it carried on for too long, though there were some incredibly touching moments with Cory’s young daughter and his ailing father.

Favorite Lines:

Hello, gorgeous. The face bent close to mine was ruggedly handsome with a strong jaw, chiseled chin, broad mouth with full lips, and—most surprisingly for a man with lighter hair—rich brown eyes, which were sharply intelligent and soft at the same time. I smelled his crisp scent—aftershave and something like freshly chopped wood—and it seemed that scent settled into my chest and remained there, warm and clean.

Unbreakable- Emma Scott

He shook his head. “Why did he do that? Sell our name like that?” “He did it for you,” I said quietly.

“For me,” Walter said. “What have I got left? I’m fading away like a picture in the sun. He should’ve let me die.”

Unbreakable- Emma Scott

I started to speak, but my mother flapped her hands, her eyes filled with angry tears. “It was going to be such a beautiful wedding.”

“I don’t want a beautiful wedding, Mom,” I said gently. “I want a beautiful marriage.”

Unbreakable- Emma Scott

I give Unbreakable 4 lovely kisses- Worth the read!