Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Star Review by Tome Tender for Merry Christmas, Marcie (published by BWL)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, Marcie by Sydell Voeller (Crosswinds Keepsake, #14)

Merry Christmas, Marcie
by Sydell Voeller

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Crosswinds Keepsake - Book 14
Publication Date: November 17, 2014
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Genre: YA Holiday Romance
Print Length: 80 pages
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Marcie's attraction to Ivan sparked the very moment they met. But they lived in totally different worlds. She was a local high school student leading an everyday life and working after school for the local veterinarian. He was a dashing trapeze artist traveling with his circus family, and he would soon be back on tour.

Was it only a fleeting romance? A romance that would vanish the moment Ivan left town? Had he fallen for her, or would he always remain an elusive dream?

July 2015 update:  Here is the new cover and title!  Same great story...Just for the record, I've changed the title in this review to match the current status of this book.
My Review
Love on a High Wire by Sydell Voeller 

Face it, at some point we all love a sweet romance. Remember being a teen and noticing boys? One boy would stick out and you get all gushy inside, imagining being boyfriend and girlfriend? I don’t know about you, but just imagining some boy acknowledging me was pretty heady stuff. Why not let that innocent time come alive again for your teen? Sydell Voeller’s Love on a High Wire is a trip through young innocence and first love that will warm your heart while being “clean” enough to share the mystery of romance with a young teen.

Marcie is a young woman to be proud of; she is smart, responsible, talented and caring. While helping the local Vet with a sick circus animal, she meets Ivan, a young circus performer who is part of his family’s act. Quiet, reserved and from a background as different as night and day from Marcie’s, there is something about Ivan that is special, something that draws her to him. A crush? Infatuation with someone who will be a memory when the circus moves on? Or could these two teens have that special connection that could last a lifetime? Who knows, for Marcie, this is a fantasy boy come to life. For Ivan, it’s a chance to feel like a normal teen, if only for a while.

Because Sydell Voeller wrote it, you can be assured that there will be no surprises or overly mature scenes for a young teen, as she paints a wonderful picture of young love still filled with the innocence of youth. Marcie is a great role model and Ivan’s only claim t being the proverbial “badboy” is his family’s transient lifestyle, which far from being bad, makes him like a fantasy or a daydream.
I’m seriously thinking this would make a perfect gift of reading for young teens on up! Even MY mom would approve of this one!

I received a copy from Sydell Voeller in exchange for my honest review.