Well, it has been a long awaited book, Through The Fire, which is the final book to the sequels of A Private Affair and Pieces of Dreams. For those who have read the previous two, you will enjoy the whole 223 pages of this brief but wonderful story.
Donna Hill has delivered us some closure for Quinten, after he lost his wife Nikita and found out he had a son in the last book. Most all of Donna's most loyal fans still felt empty at the conclusion of Pieces of Dreams, we felt that it just did not display our romantic end to a book. But, Donna Hill, allows us to feel that just like in real life, the book illustrated sometimes, its all about timing. It just was not Q's (that's what he's called) time to find real love in Pieces of Dreams. There was still much healing that needed to take place.
But this long awaited closure book called, Through The Fire, is the appropriate title for what both the hero, Quinten Parker and the heroine, Rae Lindsay must endure before finding what we can say God intented to take place between the two of them.
As you read this book, you feel the pain Q endures as he still deals with the loss of his wife, sister and mother and the impact it has on every single thing within his life. Oh, sure he functions and moves through his daily life, but at the cost of such an empty feeling. Rae, on the other hand had been dealt some heavy duty losses also, and she of course in her own way deals differently than Q but somehow, the similiarities in their past has such a connecting force that it draws them together. All of these if you read the story closely, and place yourself in one of these roles, you begin to feel the story as you're reading it. I for one did, and having experienced the loss of a love one, I surely have had first-hand training on the dymnamics that must take place in one's life to move on and be in a position to accept love all over again. And my folks, it anin't an easy task.
So, Donna, thank you for this easy, smooth reading that I truly enjoyed. I wish you nothing but continued success in both the romance and mainstream genres. Looking forward to Rhythms....
Here are some of my other favorite Donna Hill books: A Private Affair, Pieces of Dreams, Scandalous, Indiscretions, Intimate Betrayal, If I Could* (*her first mainstream fiction),Charade, Chances Are, Quiet Storm, Temptation and Deception.