Aug 20

The Candle Palace by Devney Perry Review


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Sometimes a single flame can ignite a love that lasts a lifetime.

Milo Phillips knows the meaning of pain. Suffering through the most intense physical agony of his life, he’s confined to a hospital bed to bear it alone. More than once, he wishes he’d died in the explosion that melted and mangled his skin. Darkness consumes him, snuffing all the joy in his life and leaving an empty hole in its place.

But one day, a flicker of light sneaks into his hospital room, driving away some of the hopelessness. For the first time in months, pain isn’t all he feels.

The flicker’s name is Sara Foster, his new nurse. Milo just hopes that Sara can see past his scars. Because underneath, his heart has begun beating again just for her.

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Like everyone else, I’ve been dying for Milo’s story since I finished The Coppersmith Farmhouse. Although this series wrapped up with The Bitter Root Inn, it series just didn’t feel complete to me without this story. Devney Perry gave readers what they’ve been waiting for in this novella.

The Candle Palace is the story of how Milo and Sara met. It was sweet and poignant, and theirs was a hard won love. Full of feels, this story read like a much longer one, and Perry didn’t skimp on details or emotions. Milo and Sara had chemistry right away, something that was quite disconcerting to Sara as his nurse. I love how Perry built this bit of conflict in to their story.

Just as richly told as the full-length novels in this series, The Candle Palace is well developed and well executed. A moving and romantic story, Milo and Sara’s story was sweet and beautiful, and I just couldn’t put it down. Five smooches from me for The Candle Palace from Devney Perry!

~Danielle Palumbo




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