Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review of Family Ties

I'm excited to present another book by my publishing company: Inkspell Publishing. Inkspell has a fantastic ARC review program. Click here to sign up to review Inkspell books.

Book Title:  Familiar Ties
Author: Naya Nikki
Genre: Romance
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Publication Date: May 21st 2012
Format: eBook, Kindle, Paperback
Book Synopsis:

Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.
Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches.
However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?

My review:

Familiar Ties by Naya Nikki

A sentimental journey about second chances and the importance of family and friends.

My favorite line: “Little moments like these when the two broken families became one…”

Amy Riley has a beautiful daughter, a husband that’s always away following his dreams, and a devoted best friend that needs her more than he knows.

Max West is a widower raising his daughter, who happens to be best friends with his ex-girlfriend, Amy Riley. He’s struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife, and how to explain it to his daughter.

Told in flashbacks and alternating point of views, Familiar Ties is a sweet romance that deals with big issues: Explaining death to kids, following your dreams verses family responsibilities, tense custody battles, and how an unconventional family can pull together in tough times. Past, present, and future converge in a nicely woven tapestry of special, life-changing moments in each character’s life. This dreamy, melancholy journey will make you laugh, cry, and jump for joy.

Author Bio:

Born and raised in London, England, Naya Nikki is a student who’s spent most of her life taming her creative streak through writing short stories. She’s signed her first contract with InkSpell Publishing to publish her first book “Familiar Ties.” The story follows the journey of two single parents whose daughters want nothing more than for them to become a happy family.
She is currently earning a degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing that will allow her to build her writing career. When she isn’t at the university, Naya loves nothing more than spending time with her parents and grandparents as well as meeting her friends for gossip sessions over some hot coco.

Twitter: @NikkiNaya


Unknown said...

How very productive you are, well done, and I wish I had time to read ALL the books.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, this sounds good!

Christine Rains said...

Sounds like an emotional and sweet book.

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a good book, and what a beautiful cover!