It Happened on Maple Street - True Vows Author:Tara Taylor Quinn Tara Taylor Quinn dares to novelize her own true love story, in her groundbreaking novel filled with heartbreaking truths.It Happened on Maple Street sends a soaring message of hope that the redeeming power of love and refusing to bow to tragedy or time, can truly conquer all. The quintessential good... more » girl with her nose in a book, Tara lived in a sleepy Ohio town. She'd never been kissed when she began college, but that soon changed when she met hunky tennis ace Tim Barney in a Geology class. Tara fell so hard and fast she didn't need a rock on her finger to make the ultimate commitment. But Tim wasn't ready to commit and Tara walked away, knowing she could never recover from the irreparable hurt he was capable of wielding with a wave of his hand. It was another man's hand who shattered her trust and took her innocence on one fateful night. And yet another man she laid cold beside in a loveless marriage-of-convenience bed. Yes, bad things happened after Tara broke up with Tim at his parent's house on Maple Street. Very bad things that she hid within the open pages of the romance novels she would become famous for writing. These were stories of love overcoming seemingly unbeatable odds and yet Tara Taylor Quinn couldn't hold her own sad marriage together. But when an email message suddenly upends her world, the past is brought into shocking focus. The message is from Tim Barney. Does she remember him?the guy from college whose heart she broke? He's never forgotten her. Plunged into a plot twist beyond her own imaginings, Tara has to discover if love can be as real as the kind she writes about. Is it possible that after years of emotional isolation, she may finally embrace a happily-ever-after of her own?« less
Wow. What a compelling story! Based on real life experiences, it was written with such grace and courage with an underlying feel of joy and hope. I sat down to read it and could not put it down, staying up late to finish. A day later I can't stop thinking about Tara and Tim's story. To me that's a sign of a really good book. It makes you believe in true happy ever after!
This is Tara Taylor Quinn's true life love story, and oh my goodness, is it captivating. It draws you in like no other story I have read in a long time, and you feel real emotion for the people, particularly I think, because you know the whole time that these people are real, these situations really happened. It is really a "WOW" book.
While the True Vows series are certainly the love stories that we all devour, they go above and beyond our regular romance novels and explore real situations that real people encounter, and attract readers because they are different - but if a GOOD way!