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Elise Walken

Elise Walken is a fiction author.  Her first book ‘Rachel’ is in the Romance genre but she also writes across other genres.  ‘Rachel’ is the first in a series of books and tells the story of a young woman whose own life had been put on hold whilst she spent time supporting others; now she faces the challenge of both determining and following through with her wants.

 

 

AUTHOR: Elise Walken

Author Book

Rachel

BOOK TITLE:
Rachel
ISBN:
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DATE PUBLISHED:
19/11/2013
Average Book Review Rating: No ratings yet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elise Walken published her first novel ‘Rachel’ in 2013 and is currently completing the second book in the series. Elise enjoys writing across a number of genres and has also written short stories.  Reviews for ‘Rachel’ are as follows:

Donna, The Romance Cover:

“I can picture reading this book on a beach somewhere on holiday…a slow paced, relaxing read, that makes you smile in all the right places and leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling at the end.” For the full review visit: http://www.theromancecover.com/2013/05/rachel-by-elsie-walken.html

4 Star Amazon Review: “Although I felt it was slow to start suddenly I was transported to Cornwall where I became part of the story.
It was a easy enjoyable addictive read with characters coming to life very early on the book. However, I was very sad that the book wasn’t longer as I would have liked to discover how their lives progressed”.

5 Star review on Amazon: A nice book to reed on a short holiday or in the garden. However I read it mainly on a lazy, cold Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine.

Not my usual type of book, I’m more into memoirs.
However I found I didn’t want to put Rachel down. A lovely romantic story, filled me with warmth.
The characters were all described really well and their wasn’t too many of them to have to get to grips with. The setting took me back to my own childhood holidays and has made me want to go back to the Devon and Cornwall coast. Romantic in itself.
Whilst reading. The story made me think about my own life, my feelings and my battles with my subconscious. Nice to see that Rachel was able to overcome hers
I was thrilled with the ending, but I felt it a sudden finish.
I would have loved the story to have gone on longer. I wanted to continue reading.
I can see that this book could easily have a follow up book, or even more. I look forward to seeing if the author does bring out more.”

BOOK DESCRIPTION

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At the insistence of her best friend Rachel takes a holiday, even though she considers fourteen days in her own company more than enough time to get lonely.  

 

On the first night of her holiday she shares an evening meal with Ben, recently estranged from his wife and child and hating every moment of it.  His love of family life persuades Rachel to pursue the relationship she wants. But what happens when the man you love gives you the kind of news no person in love wants to hear?

 

The holiday becomes a whirlwind of emotion for Rachel – Cornwall itself conjuring up childhood memories she’d rather forget – until her best friend Sharon rescues her in a way only a best friend can and the holiday turns out to be both enlightening and enjoyable. As friendships blossom between Rachel, Sharon and Ben with promises to extend those friendships beyond the holiday, Rachel reaches the point where she starts to make decisions that take her to where she wants to be in life.

Available to purchase on Amazon and Kobo.

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Donna, The Romance Cover 3.5 stars

I loved the setting for this book, being a fond lover of Cornwall with family there, I could relate to the places and this somehow made me enjoy the book even more. Rachel is taking a much needed break to an old family haunt to “find herself” she has been “in love” with Paul for years who only sees her when he can fit her in and doesn’t seem to be able to commit for love or money..they finally went their separate ways but still see each other as friends..however, they always seem to end up sleeping with each other as well when they do meet. This leaves Rachel confused mainly..she cannot move on from him forever hoping that she can get him to see that what they have is possible. Even though she shouldn’t she tells Paul where she is hoping that he can come down and meet up. Ben is also staying at the Inn on a much need break, his marriage broke down 6 months ago and he is still reeling from that, he misses his daughter like crazy and the ex wife just seems to enjoy making his life as difficult as possible. He was wrongly accused of having an affair by his ex so she threw him out without even giving him the chance to defend himself. That in itself says a lot about the state of the marriage in the first place even though Ben thought everything was OK. Ben and Rachel meet each other in the bar one night at the Inn and end up being able to talk to each other about their problems over a few glasses of wine and a meal..they immediately feel like they have been friends forever and seem to be able to talk freely about anything and everything with each other…this is no instalust story but a great slow build up to a lovely romance. They spend some time with each other, getting to know each other..Rachel tells her best friend Sharon about Ben on the phone one night and reading between the lines Sharon makes it her mission to get these two together..but first she needed to meet him to give the Sharon seal of approval.. Paul makes an appearance for a few days, playing the model partner, then the day he is leaving drops a huge bombshell that leaves Rachel reeling and upset, however the pain that she should feel does not materialise as this is when she realises that perhaps it is because of Ben her feelings are somewhat different. Sharon gives Ben the seal of approval after popping down for a few days with her baby…at the same time Ben has his daughter for a holiday..they all get on so well together and plan to meet up after the holidays have finished. Life after Cornwall was such a great read, I loved Ben, he had it all worked out, gave Rachel options hoping that she would feel the same..I loved Ben’s daughter Leila, she was such a cutie I could almost picture her. Loved Sharon, a typical best friend and a very good one..great how they all interacted with each other at the end. Just loved the epilogue..I am a sucker for a great epilogue and this one did not let me down at all. I can picture reading this book on a beach somewhere on holiday…a slow paced, relaxing read, that makes you smile in all the right places and leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling at the end. For a debut novel it was a fab read. Well done Elise Walken!!

Mrs l t Bird Amazon 5 Stars

A nice book to read on a short holiday or in the garden. However I read it mainly on a lazy, cold Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine. Not my usual type of book, I’m more into memoirs. However I found I didn’t want to put Rachel down. A lovely romantic story, filled me with warmth. The characters were all described really well and their wasn’t too many of them to have to get to grips with. The setting took me back to my own childhood holidays and has made me want to go back to the Devon and Cornwall coast. Romantic in itself. Whilst reading. The story made me think about my own life, my feelings and my battles with my subconscious. Nice to see that Rachel was able to overcome hers I was thrilled with the ending, but I felt it a sudden finish. I would have loved the story to have gone on longer. I wanted to continue reading. I can see that this book could easily have a follow up book, or even more. I look forward to seeing if the author does bring out more. Thank you.

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