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Monday, July 31, 2017

One Truth Revealed

One Truth Revealed
by Robena Grant


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



At thirty-five-years of age, and with pressure from her adoptive mother, Lina Bright is ten days away from undergoing Artificial Insemination in London. She doesn’t need a husband. She travels to Oldcastle to meet her biological mother, a spinster who runs a village teashop. To keep her mother’s secret, but determine her father’s identity, she creates the cover of scouting for property to start a new school.

A bachelor at forty, Drew Compton is an English Professor in Oxford. Diagnosed with “poor swimmers” his fiancĂ©e left him. He plans to live out his life alone, with his books. Disliking his mother’s secrets and controlling ways, he seldom returns to Oldcastle. But a chance meeting has him intrigued. Who is this chic Londoner?

As Lina’s plans for a school become a reality, romance blossoms, but roadblocks ensue.

Will Lina and Drew trust in each other to overcome the difficulties and create a future together?



“Thank you for breakfast.” Lina stood, shivered, already feeling the loss of his departure. She pulled on her coat and stuck her gloves in the pocket. “Lovely to talk with you. I hope to see you around the village. My shout next time.”

“Yes, well, the meeting…who knows how long that will last?” He looked worried, and a bit gloomy for a moment. “I may pop into the pub tonight, time permitting.” He smiled then, and his blue eyes twinkled. “You can buy me a beer.”

That sounded promising. Her gaze dropped to his mouth. She’d love to taste those lips. Feel the heat that emanated from him up close and personal. “I’ll look out for you.” Lina extended her hand. Better to leave this unexpected meeting casual, friendly. As much as her
body tingled, anticipating what a kiss would be like, she had to remember she was about to be impregnated with some other stranger’s sperm.

They shook hands and the same initial surge of electricity was there, but the longer they held hands a sturdy warmth took over and that sent a spiral of hungry longing through her body. Normally men in her life were there for short periods. They’d both know what they were getting into from the very beginning. Nothing serious. No surprises. Love and romance were for the
weak. It surprised her that she liked a lot of things about this man, and felt familiar with him already. She even cared about that worried look that had crossed his face again, at the mention of the meeting. She’d have made a move, even knowing it would be short-lived, if the timing had been better. She released his hand. Let him go with no promises. If they were destined to meet again, then they would.

My Review

English village life in many ways reminds me of life in any small town anywhere in the world, but this little village has a tremendous number of secrets that keep popping out. The village in question is also the setting of a previous novel One Safe Place.Many of the characters in the first book make appearances in the second book as well, but we do have a different hero and heroine. It's also possible to read One Truth Revealed without reading One Safe Place, but I bet you'd enjoy it if you read them in sequence.

I liked the heroine in this book. She's a modern woman with a mind of her own, but she still has some issues that needed resolving. The hero is, simply put, a very nice guy. 

I thought the pacing was good throughout the book, and I did enjoy another glimpse into English village life. If I lived there I think I'd stop by Annie's place and grab something good to eat.

4 out of 5 stars.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Robena Grant was born in Australia, now lives in Southern California, and considers her two amazing adult children her greatest achievement. Everything else is gravy. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and has eight novels published. Robena enjoys writing, reading, travel, and socializing. Contact her:, follow her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter. One Truth Revealed is book #2 in the English Village Series, it is now available for pre-order at Amazon:  It will release 7-14-17 everywhere eBooks are purchased, and in print at and



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Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rose-Marie said...

So creative, I don't know how you can imagine plots so intricate. I love this concept in that I have close relatives with adoption.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great review!

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Edgar Gerik said...

Great review