What people are saying about
For WIDOW'S WALK....
Widow's Walk is a
woeful historic romance set against the backdrop of the Atlantic
coast. Lizbeth Sullivan is to be married within days when an
accident at sea claims her father. More tragic than the accident
itself, are the reasons behind it, which will set the town on edge.
Finally able to marry, Lizbeth and William are not free from
heartbreak as they attempt to have a family and run the business
that Lizbeth inherited from her father. With the aide of her friends
and the love of her man, Lizbeth struggles to overcome the loss of
her parents and to remain proper despite her strong spirit.
I could just
picture the sea gulls dipping onto the water as the fishing boats
came ashore in the quaint town of Misty Cove. Sated with colorful
characters such as Ida the mercantile owner and Sara the Portuguese
housekeeper, Widow's Walk, was a pleasurable journey. I welcomed the
balance of despair and delight in the young woman's life. Her
emotions were genuinely presented as if I could feel Lizbeth's love
and pain. And of course, I had to root for a woman who threw
propriety out the window for a trip to town.
-- reviewed by
C.C. Lighthouse Literary Reviews
cleverly blends appealing characters with life in a 19th
century American fishing village to bring us this tale of one
woman’s courageous struggle to give meaning to her father’s death
and marry the man she loves. -- Patricia Evans
"Kudos to Nikki
Leigh. Her historical romance, Widow's Walk, is a tour de force that
captures the spirit of New England, of the sea-faring men, and the
women who love them. This one is a real keeper!"—Arline Chase,
author of Killraven, and the Spirit Series, Spirit of Earth, Spirit
of Fire, etc.
Four Cup Review for
Widow's Walk -
The first in a
series of three books, Widow’s Walk has intriguing sub plots and
support characters. Nikki Leigh pens a very strong-minded heroine in
Lizbeth. With excellent character portrayals, this book is one you
can really sit back and relax with. It takes in quite a span of
time, finishing in 1852, so the reader gets the satisfaction of
Lizbeth and William's realization of their dreams. If you love
historicals, do not miss Widow's Walk.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
For STORMY VIEW....
Four Beacon Review
for Stormy View
Stormy View Lighthouse keeper’s daughter naively takes on the most
powerful woman in her husband’s life—his vengeful mother. The woman
is not having her little boy wasting his life married to a nobody.
She works like a viper to drive them apart.
tightly woven saga of the David Steven’s family slowly unravels to
reveal the suspense hidden behind the vindictive manipulations of
David’s mother and the heartbroken Kennalyn, who even as the years
slid by cannot give up her love for her deceased husband. By
herself, she struggles as a lawyer in a small coastal town to
provide for her children until one fateful day when a familiar
stranger turns up at a local diner. Then the whole picture changes
for the Steven’s family.
Although the story
moves slowly, the conclusion is very satisfying.
A wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter…Kennalyn Stevens thought
she had it all. Then a horrible accident takes her husband, David,
from her, leaving her a pregnant, grieving widow, and at the mercy
of a vindictive mother-in-law.
It’s time to return home to Storm View, and to a father whom she
never got on with. But Kennalyn is slowly rebuilding her life, and
after mending bridges with her father, and opening her own business,
the future is looking a little brighter. She even has an old
friend, Rick, who is sweet on her, and who wants to be more than
Now there are
explanations to be made, deceptions to be uncovered, and the
discovery of (a) diabolical plan to be faced. Can Kennalyn ...
stand the storm that blows around (her)?
A romance with a
difference, this story will have you teary-eyed for a family torn
apart – and renew your faith in love that ...weathers the storms.
Love's Bewitching Thief - June 2004
Misty Cove is a
New England town brought to life with beautiful strokes by author
Nikki Leigh. It is also the setting for her novel, Stormy View. This
work shows us the strength Kennalyn Jones, draws from a long
heritage of lighthouse keepers.
Kennalyn is an
attorney, as is her husband. They are making a beautiful life with
their daughter in California on her husband’s turf, complete with a
childhood housekeeper, a vicious, controlling mother and an
ineffectual father. A tragic accident claims her husband’s life.
This sends her back to Misty Cove, a pregnant widow with her child.
She must craft a
new life. This new creation unfolds with surprising twists and turns
that resolve in a surprising and satisfying manner that makes this a
must read book. It also hooks the reader into what is a series to
By CMF Kosai -
author of "Surviving (Mont Pelee)"
words, Nikki Leigh paints a breathtaking picture of life, from the
shores of Los Angeles to the small fishing town of Misty Cove,
Massachusetts. The struggles of her heroine, Kennalyn Jones
Stevens, dealing with her spiteful mother-in-law, being a single
parent and learning to love again is truly a realistic view of life.
upheavals, agonizing decisions,
along with the deceit and fraud perpetrated against Kennalyn and her
family throughout the book, keeps your eyes glued to the pages until
the very end.
Joan McNulty Pulver
http://www.epress-online.com - Acquisitions Coordinator
http://www.thewritersezine.com - Columnist
http://www.writersvillage.com - Writing Course Developer &
Nikki Leigh has
outdone herself with this tapestry of interwoven words and lives.
family blossoms in the hearts of the reader, only to be broken by a
vicious twist of fate. Her Mother in law sends her packing. Picking
up the pieces she finds what she believes is her true home and
family, but is it?
Misty Cove, Nikki's residents come alive under the ministrations of
her storytelling gift. Gruff Captain Bart, dear, devoted Ebbie and
others help keep her together. Rick, a friend from her youth wants
back on the scene, but how can Kennalyn betray her husband’s memory?
A true page
turner that sets the stage for more to follow.
loves David Stevens with all her heart and soul. David adores
Kennalyn even more. Together, despite the opposition of his mother,
they marry and make a life for themselves. Soon a daughter rounds
out the family. Kennalyn and David are happy, life is easy.
Kennalyn's life is turned upside down when David is killed in an
accident. Alone dealing with her young daughters grief, another
pregnancy, being on her own, and mourning the loss of her soul mate,
she moves back to Misty Cove. Here, where she grew up, everything
settles into a routine. She is on an even keel even if her father
doesn't always make it easy.
Kennalyn moves forward moment by moment, day after day, taking the
highs and lows of single parenthood and dealing with guilt. She
even reconnects with Rick, an old friend, who wants to love
her. Can she move forward? Does she have the strength to really
live life? Is her loss too great to overcome?
A remarkable story with many unexpected twists and turns, Nikki
Leigh paints a picture brimming with love, pain, loss, and
hope. Stormy View is a definite must read for anyone who loves
romance. Only sleep kept me from reading this masterfully crafted
story straight through from beginning to end.
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