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Friday, January 25, 2013

Review-Rita Garcia's Kaleidoscope Summer

Samantha Forrester has it all together. Deafness at age fifteen has not hampered her success. Life, although predictable, has hit a comfortable stride. Until.
Her world crumbles when secrets of the past are brought to light. She travels to Serenity Cove to settle her birth mother’s estate and search for her true identity. Samantha soon becomes enamored with the town. And then there’s police chief Logan Delatorre who startles her pulse, and grandparents who refuse to acknowledge her. More mystery unfolds when an attack is levied against her—someone wants her out of Serenity Cove.
Samantha’s faith is called into question when she stumbles over the need to forgive. Can Dr. Ellie Clarimonde help her connect the pieces of her past and learn the power of forgiveness?

My Review:
This was a charming book, I'll admit it started out a little slow for me, but once I got intrigued by it, it held my attention.  Samantha recently learned she was adopted and went to Serenity Cove to take care of her birth mother's estate.  While there she discovers a lot about herself.  She has some trouble at first and there is a tragedy, but she sticks it out and discovers herself.  I highly recommend this book.   This is the first book I've ever read by Rita Garcia and it was wonderful.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my participation in this blog tour.

Dr. Rita Garcia is an inspirational novelist—her imagination was creating stories when she was still too young to put pen to paper. Romance is a big part of her novels. Hope is an even larger element of the stories. Rita and her husband reside in Southern California. They have four adorable daughters and seven fantastic grandchildren who fill their lives with love and never a dull moment.
She is a Clinical Christian Counselor, licensed by the National Christian Counselors Association, and certified as a Biblical Christian Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has a passion for helping others achieve their most important life goals.
Please visit Rita at her blog and website:


  1. Thanks for hosting me today on your blog, Melina! I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading Kaleidoscope Summer. Blessings!

  2. You are very welcome Rita. I really did enjoy Kaleidoscpope Summer and hope you can visit Melina's Book Blog again soon.