Gloria Schumann is originally from Detroit but attended college in TN where she met her husband, Paul. They moved to Minnesota before ending up in Austin where they still reside. I learned from her site that she was never much of a reader growing up (oh the horror!) but quickly delved into reading whenver she could once she found her passion, stories about relationships.
Author Gloria Schumann was kind enough to send me a PDF copy of her book, Called Home Two Hearts Answer.
Emma Benson’s view of life was crafted as a child by the death of her brother, the abandonment by her father and later, the man she trusted she would marry. A teacher by training, she forgoes her chosen path to save the Wisconsin farm she calls home from financial ruin.
A tornado threatens damage, but David Schlosser—back in town after years in New York writing best-selling novels—could ruin her neatly tended life. He’s looking for the charms of the small town he once rejected and finds more than he bargained for. He risks everything to get what he wants.
The storms of life throw Emma and David together and into the world of a criminal determined to ruin their plans by any means necessary. Robbery and near death connect Emma and David to their nemesis and during the throes of securing life and limb they make every effort to resist falling for one another.
I enjoyed this book because it combined two of my favorite genres – romance and mystery/suspense. Ok so the mystery/suspense part was mild but it was still there and I found myself wondering who was doing everything. Yes it was obvious who was harrassing Emma, but then there is a twist in the story and you have to start looking elsewhere for someone else. That I was not expecting. I did find the character of Emma very hard headed and wondered if she really wanted to be happy or if she was going to let the past control her future. Emma did learn to move on with her life and realized that past experiences are not always repeated but it took her quite some time to come to that understanding!
All in all I would give this 3 1/2 stars. Definitely worth a read. So pick up a copy at your local library or nearest bookstore.