- Title: Aglow
- Author: Michelle Pennington
- Genre: Romance
- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (November 1, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 1466499907
- ISBN-13: 978-1466499904
Christmas is only days away when Ashley Wright leaves Utah and college life behind, with nothing to show for the last four years but a bachelor's degree. Her hopes of finding love with a good Mormon boy have eluded her. She believes that a family Christmas at home will lift her spirits and maybe even help her forget the man her heart yearns for. But life has other plans, and soon her lonely heart will be set ... Aglow.
If you are still looking for that perfect gift for a reader that you know that loves romance, your search ends here! Aglow is a fun, sweet romance that makes you believe in love at first sight. It also brings out that wonderful feeling of falling in love and all of the joy you feel. Michelle Pennington has written a clean, LDS romance, that will make you smile. I love the main characters, Ashley and her family and the handsome neighbor, Mark. There is a lot of romantic tension in this book to make it exciting and anticipatory. You can't wait to see if Ashley and Mark really get together.
The overall feel of the book is a relaxed one, full of family love and hopes for the future. The romance, and the interaction building up to this relationship, is very believable. Nothing happens too quickly, and there is a sense of reality to the happenings in this story. I love the Christmas spirit also found in this book. It really puts you in the mood for Christmas and a little love too.
You can purchase Aglow at Amazon.com in hard copy($9.99) or e-book form($3.99 Kindle edition).
About the Author:
Michelle Pennington has a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. To attain this degree, she studied Literature, Rhetoric, History, and Art. She married her sweetheart, Ethan, while still in college and developed a new penchant for skipping class to spend more time with him. Despite this distraction, she still managed to graduate Magna Cum-Laude.
Her love for the written word began at a young age. At four years old, she followed her mother around all day asking how to spell things. Her teen years were spent hiding in trees, on rooftops, and anywhere she could escape her chores for a while to read. Despite this aggravating behavior, her parents always encouraged her love of literature and her dream to write. Michelle is a hopeless romantic and an insatiable people watcher.
Currently she is a stay-at-home mom where she cares for her three children, who are at once adorable and exasperating. In the midst of the domestic whirlwind that is her life, she enjoys crafting, cooking, art, and reading. She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Due to the rise of ebook publishing, she has decided that the time is right for her to embark on this long awaited journey to become an author. She hopes that her readers will come away from her books feeling uplifted and refreshed from the stresses of their own lives.
**I received a review copy of Aglow. In no way did this influence the honest review that was given.**