Guys, I had the pleasure to read this book, and it’s as sweet as they come.
The story is Innocent Tears by Iris Blobel, a contemporary romance.
Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.
With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.
Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?
As I told you, I had the pleasure to read it and here’s what I thought about it.
Innocent Tears pulled at every weak spot I have, in the gentlest way. The truest character to me was Flynn. It’s difficult enough to make room for a child when you want her, look for her, and she arrives. It’s not a question of love, but of a series of practicalities you wouldn’t mind thinking about before you smash your nose into it. Flynn never had the girl of time, of waiting for his girl and then making her part of his life. Hard luck and tragedy brought her to him so suddenly he can’t do anything more than damage control. Which, of course, is not enough. It was hard, sometimes, reading what went through his mind, but it was what made him so real. I liked Emma, she was a huge help to Flynn and Nadine.
All in all, it was a great story, full of emotional moments that made my eyes a bit misty.
5 deserved stars.
Thanks for having me on your beautiful blog, today, Vivi. Innocent Tears is a re-release which was previously published with Astraea Press.
A Chat with Author Iris
Hi Vivi! I’m excited to tell you all about the re-release of INNOCENT TEARS.
The book has enjoyed a rewrite and an awesome new cover.
The story is about Flynn McCormack, named after John Flynn OBE, who founded what later became the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. Flynn finds out that he has a 6-year-old daughter, but not only that, he is supposed to take full custody of little Nadine. Torn between what’s right to him or his daughter and his career, Flynn is tempted to choose the easy way out. But he didn’t count on Emma – the accidental babysitter who is voicing her opinion as well.
When we flew to Europe a few years back and I stayed a week longer, resulting in my husband having to take over the father and mother role for one week. It was funny to listen to my girls after my return how chaotic the couple of days had been. My husband did a marvellous job, but between the lines I figured that the routine had been out of whack. I started to wonder how it would be for a man to suddenly have to take on a parent role, or vice versa, how children would feel when losing a parent. This is how I came up with “Innocent Tears”.
But the book has also a new cover. I’ve always liked my cover, but this one … anybody else who can see a Jason Priestley Doppelgänger ?
Keep in touch with Iris here:
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Blobel/e/B00FNFP3LI/