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Love Unfeigned
Title : Love Unfeigned
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 126

First in the When It's Time seriesLove to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…Lorraine: plucky and competitive.Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfFirst in the When It's Time seriesLove to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…Lorraine: plucky and competitive.Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah’s family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”______________Alternate Cover, ASIN B00F0SDCGG


Love Unfeigned Reviews

  • Jennifer

    “Love Unfeigned” is a quick-read novella that shocked me by being so full of emotion. This is the story of Lorraine who meets her brother’s friend Isaiah – a year older than her – when she’s in elementary school. Isaiah quickly becomes like one of the family, hanging out with Lorraine and her brother Earl, attending church with their family, and developing a special bond and feelings for Lorraine. After Isaiah’s parents separate, Isaiah is forced to move with his Dad. Although Isai [...]

  • ♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)

    You can read this review and more on my blog:I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Honestly I was not expecting to love this story as much as I did. I rarely read shorter novels because I like to read complete stories, and I assumed that could not be done in under 300 pages. My mother constantly tells me how wrong I am about this, and, as usual, she was right. LolWhen the story beg [...]

  • Bhriv

    Love Unfeigned, written by Nadine Keels, is book 1 of When it's Time Series.I have to say, at first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the storyline mainly because the story starts out with the characters so young. BUTI kept reading and then I couldn't put it down. ;) I was pleasantly surprised how well it all worked!Keels took me on a trip through Lorraine's life from when she was rather young through her adult years. As I got into the story I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen! Th [...]

  • Brices Mice Christian Book Reviews

    Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels quickly shot me back to my middle school days, the excitement of first crushes and the pressure of fitting in. Keels quickly moves her characters ahead, keeping the flow of the story even and building up our interest to see just how far along in life she takes them.A contemporary young adult story enhanced by the realistic feelings of today's society. Lorraine's personality is bold and strong, but her feelings are kept in check by the teachings of her family and [...]

  • Janice Ross

    What of an author that can take mere words, play with them and transform a simple tale of love into an experience to be revered and treasured. “Love Unfeigned” by Nadine C. Keels is such a novel. I savored each expression and word choice in Ms. Keels loving novel. She is a skilled word-tress – please forgive me for creating another word, but it’s befitting considering the talents of this wonderful author.“Love Unfeigned” chronicles the love of Lorraine and Isaiah, even before they kn [...]

  • Cynthia Marcano

    I enjoyed the progression of this romantic novella. I felt like I was there walking the school halls or sitting in the rec room.I felt a little cheated at the end and wished it could have been longer.

  • Julia Wilson

    Love Unfeigned by Nadine C Keels is a delightful Christian contemporary coming of age novel.Written in the first person from the point of view of Lorraine, the reader gets to know her really well as she grows up. I loved her, her bond with her brother, her best friend and her soul mate. Everything she experienced, I 'experienced' too.The novel shows the importance of God and family. A family fractured will affect all members and take years to heal the heartache.First love is a major theme. It hu [...]

  • Dana Kamstra

    When I finished this novella, there were a couple of things that surprised me. First of all, since the book covers ground between elementary school through just after college graduation, I was astounded at the easy pacing the author sets. The book never felt rushed for its 128 pages. The second surprise was the depth of emotion in the story. Love Unfeigned is a story about love. The relationship between Lorraine and Isaiah is at first pure, but as they get older, problems, misunderstandings, and [...]

  • Tiffany

    Lorraine and Isaiah were friends from elementary school, but as they grow older, their friendship starts to become something more. However, just as their relationship starts to bud, Isaiah’s family starts to fall apart and causes him to pull back. Years pass, but can their love be rekindled, even after all they’ve been through? Or will it be lost forever? This series was amazing. It’s perfect for teens and young adults. Loved the storyline, and felt like I could relate to the characters. [...]

  • Courtney

    Nadine C. Keels has never let me down! I have read multiple stories by her and they have all been phenomenal! Jesus always shines through each of the words that are written, and the stories are full of His goodness and mercies! I thank God for Ms. Keels and I enjoy every single one of her pieces."Love Unfeigned" is part one in this short-series. This is an amazing love story that has taken place between a young Isaiah and Lorraine. Growing up close to one another has provided an opportunity that [...]

  • Maureen Koeppel

    I received Love Unfeigned and it's companion from the author for free to review and I am glad I did.Love Unfeigned is the story of Lorraine and Isaac and a novella so it's a quick read with a touch of mystery. I enjoyed seeing the two come together over time and that certain things didn't just happen without working for it. I also enjoyed the touch of foreshadowing mixed into the novella.I would definitely recommend this book to others who enjoy a good romance. It would be a good read for a shor [...]

  • Nina

    Loved this book. The voice is amazing. It reads clearly and quickly. It brings emotions to the forefront and keeps you in the experience. Thanks Nadine Keels.

  • Amy

    Given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***Review From Amy Conley For The Nerd Girl Page***Love to the chords of a classic jazz band…From the first time Lorraine, a plucky and competitive girl, contends on the playground against Isaiah, an impish boy whose smile gleams in more ways than one, the two of them can’t help knowing each other. Neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining the path to young adulthood, and when the breakup of Isaiah’s fam [...]

  • Sherrey

    Love Unfeigned, a novella, seizes the reader’s attention immediately with the use of words like those shared in the quote above. Nadine Keels, a first-time author for me, writes with poetic vibrancy using words and language in such a way as to entice her reader to come along and keep turning the pages.The story of Lorraine Tyson and Isaiah James, whom she calls “Braces Boy,” begins in grade school. Isaiah spends quite a bit of time with his friend, Lorraine’s brother, Earl. And the three [...]

  • Stephanie Lasley

    The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants!Lorraine Tyson met the love of her life when she was in the third grade. Isaiah James was in the fourth grade and her brother Earl’s best friend. He was so handsome. He had dark brown hair and a mouthful of shinny braces, what’s not to love.Isaiah became a constant fixture in the Tyson household. Lorraine, Earl and Isaiah spent a great deal of time together over the next few years. They would ride bikes, go to church every Sunday and often studied togethe [...]

  • Akeisha from Til' The Last Page BB

    Reviewed by:Sharon_M745Rating:3.5 starsI received an ARC in exchanged for an honest review.This is the story of love young. Lorraine and Isaiah meet in elementary school and have their first kiss in middle school but everything changes in high school. The two go their separate ways only to meet again after Isaiah graduates from college.Isaiah and Earl, Lorraine’s brother are good friends. It is because of this friendship that the young Lorraine gets to spend so much time with Isaiah. However w [...]

  • Melissa Robles

    It's been a while since I'd last read a novella and even more one as good as Love Unfeigned. It's a wonderful short love story between Lorraine and Isaiah, two lifelong friends who, despite time and personal matters, are destined to be with each other.This book is narrated by Lorraine and she takes us into her memories of when she and Isaiah met, grew up together, went separate ways and would usually come back to one another (but with a big wall between them). Her childhood memories were so swee [...]

  • Kari Trumbo

    I was a little perplexed after the first chapter when the story delved from the present to the past…the very distant past of a young Lorraine, a competitive third-grade girl. This is one of those books that you would have trouble labeling beyond “Christian Romance” as it is all at once a romance, a coming of age story and a mystery (though slight) all at once in a little over 100 pages. Most novellas leave me wishing I knew more about the story, got to know the characters more, not so with [...]

  • Tracey Murphy

    Love Unfeigned is a novella about a love affair that wasn't between two childhood friends. Lorraine Tyson meets Isaiah James, "braces boy" as she first called him, on the playground after she challenges him in a game at recess in the third grade. He was struck by her tenacity and bravery, although he wouldn't admit it at the time. The first friends you make as a child define who you are, and when that friendship turns to love, its all the more powerful. It was nice to see Lorraine and Isaiah's f [...]

  • Don Sloan

    Lorraine and Isaiah might have been at loose ends a bit in elementary and junior high, but there was never a doubt in Lorraine's mind: she had met the love of her life. This is a Hallmark movie waiting to happen. Author Nadine C. Keels does a wonderful job of conveying oh-so-accurately the ache that comes along with young love. And, she does an even better job of portraying unrequited love.For such is the case for Lorraine when Isaiah begins sending mixed signals in junior high and high school, [...]

  • Rabid Readers Reviews

    Within the first few pages of “Love Unfeigned,” readers will confirm with Keel’s biography that she is a poet. There is an attention to language and its visual impact rarely seen with authors of any genre. There is a musicality and emotion inherent in the words chosen that will pick a reader up and carry them through the story lending intensity to the movements of the characters though the timeline of the story. There is a hint of Toni Morrison who famously agonized for weeks over the hous [...]

  • Kathryn Svendsen

    Having known each other from grade school and having their first kiss barely in their teens, Lorraine and Isaiah were in love even before high school. But life intervened and pulled them away from each other. Years later when Isaiah returns to his hometown after graduating from university he runs into Lorraine and they explore what could have been.Isaiah’s life had been torn apart by the breakup of his family and that disrupted his relationship with his best buddy and his bud’s sister Lorrai [...]

  • Kelly Smith Reviews

    Some of you might remember when, last year, I said in a review that the world needed more feel-good love stories and that that particular genre was often underrated.If you cried reading The Notebook and Jane Eyre or bemoaned that Romeo & Juliet should've ended happier, you will gobble up Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels.Telling the story of Lorraine and Isaiah, schoolmates a year apart who met in elementary school, Keels's novella about true love is a treat for the heart.Told partly [...]

  • Cassandra Wolf

    The Bible contains stories about enduring, unconditional love between a man and a woman. Yet, many people believe that true love will always be an unrequited longing. However, though skillfully-placed, sensory imagery, readers can vicariously experience their hearts’ desires and believe they are capable of true love. Love Unfeigned is about Lorraine Tyson and Isaiah James, two children, who grow up together and learn to be honest with themselves and others following a series of tragedies. In t [...]

  • Nancee

    A coming of age story, Love Unfeigned is an honest rendering of a little girl and her brother's best friend. Their relationship as youngsters is playful, innocent and sweet. As their relationship evolves into one of challenges and despair, hope for a future relationship becomes questionable. An innocent and touching relationship of young love evokes a multitude of emotions and anguish. My heart broke for these youngsters as the high school years were were filled with misunderstanding and heartbr [...]

  • Liwen

    Let me start by saying that this book surprised me in many (good) ways. I didn't expect the author to have such a poetic writing style, but as her bio states, she does write poetry. I also didn't expect the story to take place over the span of 11 years from childhood to adulthood. I appreciated the way the story pulled me in from the beginning and made me feel like I was growing along with the characters. I felt so much while reading this book that I didn't want to put it down, and I ended up fi [...]

  • Jackie

    Ever since Lorraine was in Elementary school Isaiah has been a part of her life. All the way through til high school when things became very different. Lorraine tries to put him out of her mind but he was always there even when she was with other men. It isn’t until they reconnect a few years after high school that their true feelings come out and her secret finally comes out. Isaiah will soon realize how he affects Lorraine and how he is helping her with her terrible secret. Can Lorraine and [...]

  • Carrie Westmoreland Kurtz

    This book took me by surprise! I'm not sure what I was expecting, I just know I wasn't expecting the twist in it! I loved Love Unfeigned!I decided to pick up Love Unfeigned last Friday because my family and I had to go on an overnight trip that was a few hours drive away. I figured I would be able to finish it during the drive and, since it's just a novella and not a deep novel, not worry about the fact that I would probably have a few distractions while reading. I was a little wrongI was wrong [...]

  • Keeley

    I received an Ebook directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.Love unfeigned is a beautifully written, romantic story of two people destined to be together. We witness the love between Lorraine and Isaiah develop from a young age into adulthood. Love unfeigned is not just a romance it is also a coming of age story. I really enjoyed reading about Lorraine and Isaiah at different ages and stages throughout their lives and I would love to know about their future. Their love story is [...]

  • Jessie Stevens

    Sweet is an overused word.Perhaps it’s because I’m the mother of three young and adorable girls that I hear, “Oh, that’s so sweet!” on a fairly regular basis.Maybe it’s just because I’ve heard it too often in reference to obnoxious behavior my adorable girls are exhibiting that now 97% of the time when I hear someone call something sweet I throw up a bit in my mouth.Sweet has fallen far down on my list of favorite words in the last decade.This is a problem because there is nothing [...]