Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Catrina's Review of Heaven Sent

Title: Heaven Sent
Auhtors: Sarah Hoss
Author's Websites:
Publisher: Faery; Faery Rose 1st edition (December 13, 2012) Rectly Wild Rose Press.
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance.
Length: 65 pages
Find it on: Amazon

Heaven Sent.

When forgiveness heals the soul, love heals the heart.

Flight nurse Tenlee Hawkins is used to making quick decisions, but one decision she made the Christmas day her mother died haunts her. Wrestling with the past, she spirals into depression--until the day she finds a man unconscious in her woods and saves his life.

When Sam awakens in the hospital with a concussion and no memory, Tenlee rescues him again. She takes him into her home and her life. But as Sam recovers and remembers who he is, he's torn. A guardian angel isn't supposed to fall in love.

As the promise of true love grows, Tenlee realizes that Sam has helped her much more than she ever helped him. But Sam is filled with guilt knowing he must soon leave. Will it take a Christmas miracle to find the life with Tenlee he's always wanted?

Catrina's Review:

The opening hook is strong. Right away it starts readers forming questions. Always a plus in my humble opinion.
Rich details enhance the story. Even though it's a novella, it's gripping and full of emotions.

I enjoyed that, aside from the first chapter where we met the hero, the first half of the story remained in Tenlee's POV.

I'd been given the impression that after the opening scene everything would be Tenlee's POV, so it pulled me right out of the story when chapter seven and eight were in Sam's POV.

I've never seen POV's done this way before. It's confusing to the readers.

The first half of chapter nine was Tenlee's Pov, and the second half was Sam's. Now that's how I'm used to dual POV's working, or every other chapter.
I cried at the end. Not many books have that effect on me. The ending words were perfect. Overall a well done novella.

Sarah Hoss is giving one lucky commenter an e copy of Heaven Sent, so leave your email. Winner will be drawn on Sunday.


  1. Your story line sounds quite interesting. Good luck with it. I know getting that first review is so exciting.
    R.E. Mullins
    It's A Wonderful Undead LIfe

  2. Thank you so much ladies for stopping by!

    Having my first review has been so exciting!

  3. Wonderful review! Congrats Sarah :)

  4. Great review, Sarah! I can't wait to read my copy!

  5. Congratulations, Sarah! It's always nice to hear your stories move readers in that way. The best compliment :)
    - J. A. Dennam

  6. Thanks everyone for your support! Good luck in the drawing!!!

    J.A., you're right, it is the best compliment!

    I want to thank Satin Sheets and Catrina for reviewing my book! I appreciate her time and am so glad she enjoyed it!

  7. What a lovely review. I haven't read the opening hook, but I'm already asking questions. I guess I'll just have to read the book.

  8. This is a great review and it sounds like an awesome book. I love the idea of a "fallen" angel. Congratulations, Sarah!

    nona (at) nonaraines dot com

  9. I love fallen angel stories. Great review.

    Marika Weber

  10. Harlie and Nona- if by "fallen angel" you mean he was bad and punished, then that isn't apart of this story. If by "fallen angel" you mean he was sent to earth on a mission to help someone, then you would be correct!

    I hope you all will enjoy the story!

  11. Catrina...What an honest and thoughtful review. As a reader, I appreciate that. It sounds like a good read as long as I can keep straight on the shifting POVs.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks Catherine for stopping by! Good luck in the drawing!

  13. Thank you everyone for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed my review.

    Congratulations to Nona Raines, you've won a great prize.