Lifeline Echoes

The Echoes of Orson's Folly Book 1

Romance - Contemporary
366 Pages
Reviewed on 05/22/2015
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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Lifeline Echoes by Kay Springsteen is an interesting tale of Sandy Wheaton, former EMT operator, and the day that changed her life. An earthquake rattles Los Angeles, causing damage all over town and making life difficult for emergency service crews. When she receives a call from a trapped firefighter, Sandy falls in love with him and keeps her final promise to visit his hometown in Wyoming, where she settles down. Local boy Ryan finally returns home sixteen years after leaving in controversy, at the request of his brother. When Sandy and Ryan meet for the first time, sparks fly right off the page! Kay Springsteen does a fantastic job telling this story of two people in love with memories and seemingly incapable of moving on. That made this story emotional and sad, and ultimately very satisfying.

If you’re looking for an emotional read, Lifeline Echoes will give you the ‘feels’ from the first chapter. The conversations between Mick and Sandy are enough to just break your heart at the loss, but also because of the connection obviously forged during tragedy. It takes a creative hand to make this story emotional without becoming depressing and Kay Springsteen has done it well. Ryan’s story is just as compelling as he is constantly searching for his ‘angel,’ only to keep coming up empty handed, and is as incapable as Sandy of letting go of the past. You almost wish, for the sake of the characters, that they could be with their other loves and that is yet another layer to this incredible story. The added layer of the family feud takes this story beyond your typical romance. This was truly a great read that is emotional, beautiful and touching.