Penny Owen's "A Love that Never Dies," due for release in August of 2007 is a touching story of love, loss, and the changing
quality of relationships. This delicately-told story considers not only the main character's view point, but touchingly, the
main character expands her own feelings, to consider and understand the emotions and entanglements of others. This is a uniquely
insightful study of the twining of human relationships; their power to uplift, as well as to harm. The author also considers
love; qualities of love, relationships, from friendships to committed love. The quality of the emotion itself, its value to
help and to harm, is as much a part of this story as any of the human characters. This novella stands apart from any easily
defined genre, but has a sweet appeal readers will not want to miss.
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A Love That Never Dies by Penny Owen is a sweet, accessible, and intensely accurate portrayal of what
love can do to two people who are experiencing it. It is short enough to be read in a single day and suspenseful enough to
keep your interest. You will definitely want to lose sleep or skip something you ordinarily do to read this and finish it
all in one sitting! I couldn't help but fall in love with Owen's main character, Patricia, who spends her entire life in search
for her "Prince Charming". When she finally finds him, she finds him in Rob, a fellow classmate. Through a series of surprising
twists and turns, the reader feels the heart ache this young woman endures. In every way, it is a story that will grab a hold
of your heart and squeeze it. I found myself in tears at the end. Owen has a gift for capturing real emotions, especially
unrequited love. I also praise her for keeping the reader spellbound through subtle suspense. One can actually feel like they
are on a tight rope with Patricia as she struggles to make it to the opposite side, but it is worth every careful step! I
eagerly wait to see what this talented author offers us next! Be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby.
5 out of 5 stars!
Christopher M. Lawson
Author of NO MORE LONELY DAYS
Romance Rating: 3 cups
Patricia has never experienced true love. She is looking for a great love that she can share her life with and has never
found anyone who felt like forever. She has decided that, perhaps, if she stops looking for love, it will come to her. She
needs to consider her feelings and the place love would occupy in her life. Rob’s whole world is centered around his
2-year old son Alan. He is happy in his marriage or at least he thinks so. He has never doubted his relationship with his
wife until she left to visit her family. Now he is not so sure about anything and thinks he may have found someone else. College
is the last place Patricia would have thought she would meet the right man, but once she met Rob her whole world changed.
Her world is turned upside down with her strong feelings about him, especially when she learns he is married. She feels unsettled
and needs to understand her feelings and to decide what she wants to do with the relationship. This journey is one every woman
takes at some time in her life. Patricia’s is the story of most women in this country. She wants to have it all but
knows that sometimes that cannot be. This book shows how to keep going no matter what happens. Ms. Owens does a
wonderful job of telling a story that the reader can relate to easily. I enjoyed it for the fact that the characters, although
not perfect, are filled with life.
Krista Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance