A Compelling Modern Love Story
|June 27, 2013||Filled under Historical Romance, Intellectual Romance|
A story of love renewed, a suitor spurned, a vicious attack, a struggle for healing. It is a story of love that survives. Get lost in the magical modern love story, The Handfasting by David Burnett. It currently has a 4.7 star rating. “…an intriguing story about how true love can overcome the trials and evil in life. The characters are engaging and realistic and pull you quickly into their stories…the phrase “a page turner” is trite and overused in book reviews, but it is an apt description of Burnett’s compelling story.” –Mary S.
A Little About The Handfasting:
Standing before the altar, they were handfasted in the Celtic custom, engaged to be married. For a decade, she had been waiting, hoping, praying. Today ─ her birthday─ she finds a vase of yellow roses waiting for her. Stephen, though, is not Katherine’s only suitor. Bill Wilson has known her since they were in high school. He has longed to wed her, and he finally decides to stake his claim. Although the action occurs primarily in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in a small town in Virginia. Change came slowly to the South in the seventies, and attitudes toward women were difficult to change. Women were expected to be subservient to men, to have children, to keep house. These attitudes threaten to destroy Katherine and the life of which she dreams.
About the Author:
David Burnett’s first novel,The Reunion, is set in nearby Charleston. The Handfasting is his second novel. While most of the events in the story take place in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in the rural South of the 1970’s. David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
Praise for The Handfasting:
“The Handfasting is a book that left me with my jaw hanging open more than once (and I am not easily shocked!) David Burnett’s second book shows his ability to tell compelling stories about love lost and found again.” –Suzanne
“…an excellent read with a beautiful love story. It had my attention from beginning all the way to the end.” –Len Phelps
“David Burnett’s second book proves he is not destined to be a “one-hit wonder.” The details of the scenes, whether in New York or Europe, shows the reader that he has personally explored them, which makes you feel like you are walking alongside the characters.
Another outstanding book by one of my favorite authors…” –Sheryl Starnes
Don’t hesitate to grab your copy of The Handfasting today.