Directions Of Love

Fiction - Anthology
437 Pages
Reviewed on 05/01/2010
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Author Biography

Lorna Collins was raised in Alhambra, CA where she earned honors in English. She and husband Larry have published a memoir, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, and write mysteries. Today she resides in Dana Point, CA and is currently working on more anthologies.
Sherry Derr-Wille entered her Sophomore English Class and her life changed when she fell in love with writing. Now she has completed over sixty published works. Today she is a wife, mother of three grown children and seven grandchildren, and lives in Wisconsin.
Luanna Rugh is a native Californian who wrote Promises Kept: How One Couple’s Love Survived Vietnam, winner of the 2010 EPIC eBook Award for nonfiction wiht her husband, Len. She lives in Laguna Woods, CA and enjoys traveling, and visiting with friends and family.
Christie Shary is married, lives in Dana Point, CA. She has had several books, short stories and poetry published and has been employed as a professional writer. She is now working on a romance novel and a sequel to Lucky Dog. Christie is a world traveler whose memories give life to her characters.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

"Directions of Love" is an anthology about four women that each take a different direction in their lives after graduation. Kimi McGuire, Jacque Harris, Melinda Miller, and Lilanna Anderson grew up in Aspen Colorado and were best friends from kindergarten through graduation. The Fantastic Four were ready to save the world. They each received an invitation to their twentieth high school reunion, but hesitate to attend.

After graduation, Kimi returned to her roots in Hawaii to attend the university. She met a fellow surfer, Jason. As their relationship deepened, Kimi questioned whether he was really is in love with her or was she just wishing. Jacque heads off to Wisconsin with dreams of going to Scandinavia, until she meets Darrin. A hasty marriage, two children, and a divorce follow. Now she finds a chance at happiness.

Melinda stayed in Colorado but on a trip to Mexico she met Juan. Is this just a summer fling or does he really care for her. Lilianna headed to Alaska right after graduation, vowing never to return. But a party for her mother's 65th birthday was impossible to refuse. When she meets up with her old high school sweetheart, Russ, who betrayed her, will she high-tail it back to Alaska?

Will they all show up at the reunion, even though their lives turned out differently than what they expected? This is another excellent anthology written by four fantastic authors. It is easy to recommend “Direction of Love.”