Worth a Thousand Words

Doreen Alsen
Worth a Thousand Words
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The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
September 2016
Book 2 of The Lobster Cove Series
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Angelique Durand had it all, beauty, a flourishing career as a super-model, and a fabulous existence living the high life in Europe. All that came to a crashing halt when she was arrested for a crime she didn't commit and had a tragic accident that left her face disfigured. She's come to Lobster Cove to hide and rebuild her life. Nothing in her future is certain except for one thing – she will never, ever stand in front of a camera again.

Tim Baldwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, was kidnapped by ISIS and held hostage. Rescued just before his scheduled execution, Tim returned to his family's summer home. Suffering from PTSD, he has also lost his ability to take pictures. Things change when an intriguing woman moves into the beach house next door and she is the only subject Tim can photograph.

Can these two battered souls come together to find everlasting love?

Book Review by Elizabeth Ramsay (reviewer)
Aug 26, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
154 people found the following review helpful
Angie and Tim learn about the healing power of love.

Angelique (Angie) Durand is a world famous fashion model. During a Paris fashion shoot she is framed for robbery. Once cleared of all charges she is ambushed by the paparazzi outside of the jail and permanently scarred by a falling camera in the ensuing melee.

Tim Baldwin is a photojournalist who tells his best stories from the hearts of war-torn countries. He was in Iraq on assignment when he was captured by terrorists. He was saved by navy SEALS on the day of his scheduled executions and has been trying to outrun the nightmares ever since. Both these tortured souls have washed up in Lobster Cove to try and heal.

Tim spots Angie walking along the beach during the wedding reception of his best friend Jeff Myers and Jeff's new bride Beth. Tim, who hasn't been able to take a photo since his experience in Iraq, is moved to snap some candid shots of Angie before he is called back to the festivities. Tim later learns that Angie has moved into the recently sold cottage next door to his. Angie and Tim draw closer as they reveal their pasts and come to know each other. Yet, when Angie learns Tim has been secretly taking pictures of her, will it spell the end of their relationship or can love conquer her fears?

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS looks at how reconnecting with your passions can heal wounds to your soul. Both Angie and Tim have cut themselves off from life and through their relationship, they rediscover the joys of living. Doreen Alsen creates an array of supporting characters as Angie's brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Beth, and the entire town of Lobster Cove get in on the action. Lobster Cove is beautifully rendered and can be seen in the reader's imagination as clearly as a photograph. Ms. Alsen has a great talent for scene building. This novel is a triumph that clearly paints the merits of small town living.
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