Reviews - Contemporary

Italian opera singer Giada Fioricelo is excited to be cast as the female lead singer in the production of “The Magic Flute” at the Sydney Opera House. Soon afterward, she will marry Marco, a man of patience, good looks, and great wealth. If only her mother, also her opera career manager, would allow her some freedom to enjoy her visit down under.

Addalyn Reed is tired of living someone else’s dreams and trying to make her parents happy. She’s stuck between the place of wanting to realize her own dreams, and being afraid to try. The small mountain town of Krysset has touched something within her, and she’s determined to make a life for herself there.

Maureen O’Dowd, owner and proprietor of Inn Heaven, loves to cook and bake for her friends and family. Unbeknownst to everyone, she has been in love with Lucas Alexander, who is now the Police Chief and a single dad, since she was nine years old. Lucas grew up with her family and is her oldest sister’s best friend.

Magic in the Snow
Ryan Jo
Summers

Dawson divorces Peter and leaves Roanoke, Virginia, for Cedar Falls in Maine, with her son, Adam. Her father lives in a house in Cedar Falls that is gradually falling apart. Joshua, Dawson’s brother, had talked her into visiting their father, but he had not given her the full picture of what to expect.

Poppy Granville, one of Briden’s princesses, yearns for a life full of freedom and away from the beautiful, yet dull, life of her family’s castle. She leaves Briden, a small country in Europe, to study in New York. Once her studies in the US are over, she decides to come up with a plan to ditch her personal guard and get the full taste of free-spirited life in Eastern Oregon.

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