Once & Forever
by M.S. Kaye
Once & Forever
by M.S. Kaye
Who is the mysterious Santa who leaves toys on the convent steps?
After a twelve-year separation, Eden is finally reunited with her brother, Thomas, but why hadn’t she reached out to him in all those years? Eden, a nun, is constantly struggling against her dark past of living on the streets, and her attraction to Trace, an ex-convict farm worker. As Eden and Trace confess their pasts to each other and grow closer, will they be able to resist getting too close?
My Review of Once & Forever
Grab the tissue box, snacks, your favorite beverage, and tell your loved ones you'll be back when done, because I absolutely loved Once & Forever!
This was my first read by M.S. Kaye, and 12% in I was already so attached to the characters I found myself reaching for a box of tissues. And let me tell you that it's not always a sad reaction to Ms. Kaye's words that get me going. She knows how to write with emotion. She knows how to tell a story and keep me turning pages.
I will say that I went back and read book 1 & book 2 after having read Once & Forever. I enjoyed them, but I LOVED THIS BOOK!
I loved the pacing, which was steady to quick and not drawn out. I loved the dept of each character. Both Eden and Trace are very lovable characters. Father Thomas, who has made appearances throughout this series, is a wonderful supporting character. Other characters...well, some we're supposed to get upset about.
I also love the bigger picture that Ms. Kaye slips into her writing, and seemingly does so rather effortlessly. Ms. Kaye has also approached this subject matter with upmost respect. You don't have to be Catholic to read this series.
It is very rare that I finish a book and immediatly want to reread it. I loved this book that much. And the cover is perfect; you'll understand at the end of the book!
A very touching and beautifully written holiday romance.
Bravo, M.S. Kaye!!
Her first and also her once.
Jonathan and Rebecca’s paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say.
But Jonathan is three days from entering the priesthood, and Rebecca leaves him to his peace. But he is unable to find peace.
Without each other’s comfort and strength, they must each struggle to forge a new path, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.
But are they able to forget and let go?
Once & Again, book 2
She was once his secret desire… Will she be again?
Father Aiden, an ex-marine and new priest, falls in love with Maylynn, but he struggles to stay away from her. He’s successful for many years, though he can’t keep her out of his dreams.
Then one day she shows up for a pre-marital counselling session with her fiancé, Davis. Aiden soon realizes Davis isn’t who he says he is, but what does that mean for Maylynn, and for himself?
Excerpt book 3:
“You know what he did to git sent to prison?” one of the convenience store clerks murmured to the other.
Trace could just hear them over the horrible rendition of “Jingle Bells” playin’ through the speakers. He ignored them, like he always did. He tried to come into town late in the evening to avoid people as much as possible, but that also meant it was quiet enough that he could often hear what people murmured about him. Once he’d grabbed some protein bars and a can of beer, he headed up to the counter to pay.
The clerk with a buzz-cut told him the total, and Trace handed him some cash.
Neither of the clerks made eye contact with him, but they both hovered over the cash register as if he might snatch it and run.
Buzz-cut closed the cash drawer right quick and handed Trace’s change back.
“Thank you.” Trace stuffed the change in his pocket, took the bag of protein bars in one hand and his beer in the other, and walked out of the store.
He headed for the back lot toward the alley. He could get through most of downtown by way of the alley. This late at night it was almost too dark to see where he was goin’, but that was part of what he liked about it.
“Bitch,” someone growled. And then the sound of something—or someone—smacking into the brick wall of the back of the convenience store.
Trace moved more quickly and turned the corner, and he caught sight of a skinny, young woman punching a man in the face. His head snapped back. But then another man slammed his fist across her jaw. She looked so frail that the punch seemed like shooting a cannon ball at a piece of notebook paper.
“Hey!” Trace roared and ran at them. “Git away from her.”
M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.
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