March 7, 2013

Mini Review: FILLING THE VOID by Harmony Bryce


Author: Harmony Bryce

Source: ebook from author for review

FILLING THE VOID - Adopted at an early age, Jin Anthony seems to have everything. His job in the medical profession affords him a lifestyle of luxury, he's well liked by everyone, and he always seems to be in control. To those on the outside, it looks as though Jin's living the American dream.

Hailing from a more humble background, Mei-Ling is a beautiful holistic healer who can't speak a word of English.

Jin and Mei-Ling's worlds, and cultures, collide when their paths cross at a medical convention. And while this chance encounter seems insignificant at first, it quickly blossoms into a once in a lifetime love.

But finding true love is never without obstacles...

Can Mei-Ling finally fill the void that's been missing in Jin's life for an eternity?

Or will her father put an end to their passions before things go to far?

As the story progresses, we can't help but become sucked into the intricate and beautiful world of Jin and Mei-Ling. You will feel a firestorm of emotions, including a newfound belief that perseverance is oftentimes the heart's greatest triumph.

My take...
Jin was raised in a multicultural family. Thanks to the kind heart of Mavis Anthony and her late husband, Jin was given a home in America where he was loved and well cared for. But it is not until he meets his future wife that he begins to question where he came from. Off to seek his past and know more about his culture...he soon discovers more about himself than he ever realized.

I am going to make this a short review. Why? Because this short story is only 30 some odd pages long and I don't want to give much away. Gosh this book was such a cute read though. I felt bad for Jin's character when he has to deal with Mei-Ling's father. That guy can be harsh. But Jin handles himself well throughout it all and even manages to keep himself intact. Great characters for a short story...some you really feel a connection to. And that can be rare for short stories since there is not a lot of time to get to know them.

When I reached the end I was soon left with a need to hear more about these Anthony guys. I love knowing there will be more stories for each of them; each of them is so different it will be interesting to see where the author takes them.

Bryce tells a story that was sweet, endearing, and well worth the read. If you have a few minutes to spare you will want to pick up this quick read. I can promise if will leave you smiling in the end!

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