Blog Tour: A Friendship’s Love by Melanie Corona


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Filled with the dreams of youth, and surrounded by the love of her family and friends, Payton Martin’s world was simple. When someone closest to her is cruelly betrayed and unjustly sent away, life afterwards proves never to be the same for everyone involved, beginning a series of events beyond her control. Somehow, through the years that follow, Payton manages to deal with the heartache of loss and rejection, all while balancing her new situation, and becoming her own woman.

Finally settled into a life that she could only once imagine, Payton is content; especially when the promise of love is presented by someone she admires and trusts. Nothing ever goes to plan, though. Once again she is faced with surviving circumstances, and choices others make on her behalf. This time, they ultimately take her across the ocean, to settle in a harsh new land.
I don’t read historical romance very often so I was hesitant to sign up for this book at first. However, I reminded myself that I do like a good romance and I do enjoy period piece TV shows and movies. I have to say that I am SO glad I gave this book a chance. I was glued to my tablet and couldn’t put it down until I had finished the book.
I loved Payton, William, Charlie, Ashleigh, and Nash. They were nice well rounded characters that felt like real people from the late 1800s. Even the background characters like Payton and Nash’s Papa and Mr. & Mrs. Townshend had depth to them.
This book was heartfelt, moving, sweet, and romantic. It was the first one I’d read about settlers in Australia so I found I refreshing and felt like I learned a little bit as well (which is always a bonus). I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars and I can’t wait to enjoy book to in the series.
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I was born in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and raised in Alice Springs (the very center of the country). I have always loved reading and telling “tall tales” and wrote poetry all the time. My greatest influence was my grandpa Majid who kept us entertained all the time with his stories, music and passion for writing.
I didn’t tell anyone I wrote when I started because I was to shy, I have no idea why I was like that. I don’t care now, I have stories to tell and I want to share them. I am not, and never will profess to be an awesome writer, but I will try to entertain, while bringing to life the history of my country, one page at a time.

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“Um, morning, Payt,” Nash said, as he handed over the eggs. He was giving me a funny look, and then he looked towards Charlie. I looked towards Charlie, too.  He was staring at me with quite a serious expression on his face. “Payt,” Nash continued, “did you know you’re still in your night dress?” I briefly looked down to my attire to see that, yes, I was still, indeed, wearing my night dress.

“Yes, I slept late, and I want to cook for you all,” I was still standing in front of Nash holding the eggs.

“But, did you know that those fancy ones you have are pretty sheer?”

Posted on August 31, 2013, in Adult, Historical, Romance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Melanie Corona

    Thank you very much for doing this blog post, and more so for writing a review. I’m glad you took a chance on my book too!! I love these characters and also can’t wait to get book two out as well. 🙂 Mel

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