Forever Sheyanne

A Sweet YA Romance

Young Adult - Romance
318 Pages
Reviewed on 08/02/2022
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Author Biography

Romance Novelist, K.L. Penaluna, is a true romantic who believes in happily ever afters. Free-spirited, much like a female Peter Pan, she's eternally young at heart.

K.L. immerses herself in nature, living on a forested island surrounded by sea and mountains and inhabited by a plethora of wild animals from which she draws much of her writing inspiration and mojo. And she's a self-professed chocoholic, indulging in lots of feel-good chocolate to inspire her stories' delicious romantic scenes.

In addition, K.L writes inspirational essays, short stories, and nonfiction articles under pen names. She's a gold medal winner featured in several international best-selling books.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Cecelia Hopkins for Readers' Favorite

Forever Sheyanne: A Sweet YA Romance by K.L. Penaluna is a charming, clean romance. The story commences as Sheyanne, known familiarly as “Shy,” notices a new student in the class. Shy feels an instant connection with Lanny Romero and pursues him when he attempts to bolt out of the classroom. A friendship is established and Lanny walks her home that evening. When Lanny heads off to his home in an unexpected direction, Shy realizes there is a mystery to solve. She questions him, and he admits to living with an uncle who works for the forestry department. Shy is invited to visit and enjoys hours with Lanny’s spirit animals, including a horse, bear, fox, and owl. The delightfully imaged friendship continues to deepen and takes a romantic turn. The final challenge occurs when Lanny is required to choose between exploring his heritage and staying with Shy.

Forever Sheyanne by K.L. Penaluna is a wonderfully inclusive teenage romance. Shy is a blonde girl of unspecified European-American extraction while Lanny is of Native American descent. The romance between the adolescents demonstrates the way families and cultures can come to understand each other and relate respectfully. The characterization is developed with insight and empathy, including many details aimed at edifying the reader and broadening cultural understanding. I especially liked the idyllic time spent together in the natural environment, and the way they took responsibility for their wellbeing. I enjoyed reading a narrative that was prejudice-free and only depicted cultural division relevant to the plot. This book provides a truly positive reading experience and creates the expectation of future adventures.