Authors Showcase: Tears of Endurance by D. G. Torrens
October 21, 2014
The Book: Tears of Endurance
The Author: D. G. Torrens
The Story: A secret can tear you apart … or bind you forever.
For Arianna Ferria, a satisfying and challenging life as an art gallery owner takes an unexpected turn into burning romance when she falls for the handsome and successful Ben Fielding.
Soon, their relationship blossoms into more than she could ever imagine, but when a black secret comes crashing down around them, their love faces the ultimate test as they come to grips with a tragic fate that will bring you to tears … Tears of Endurance.
About D. G. Torrens:
D.G. Torrens is the author of ten books including bestselling Amelia’s Story and the sequel Amelia’s Destiny. This is a heart rendering true story that the author wrote for her daughter. D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.
Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G has also written six romantic/drama novels. These are contemporary and military romance dramas. In addition to all this, D.G. has also written and published two poetry books called, “Heart and Mind” and “Military Boots.”
The author is currently writing her 11th book, “A Soldier’s Fear”. This is a powerful and heart wrenching war/romance. Due for release in December 2014. D.G is also a member of RABMAD “Read a book make a difference” where authors donate a percentage of their sales to a chosen charity.
A quote by D.G. Torrens: “If you close your eyes, you can be anywhere you wish to be.”
D.G. Torrens lives by the motto, “The child first and foremost.”
Review by Dolores Ayotte: Tears of Endurance is the second book that I’ve read and reviewed by talented Author D.G. Torrens and I have a sneaking suspicion it won’t be my last. On completion of this novel, I noticed that there is a sequel planned and I definitely do not want to miss out on what happens next in this well-written and refreshing series of events.
Arianna, owner of Freedom Gallery of Contemporary Art, is unexpectedly jilted by her boyfriend Justin. She is in total shock at the realization that he has been having an affair right under her nose. At thirty-six years old and having wasted four years of her life with him, she is reluctant to fall in love again. Justin manages to add salt to the wound by clearing out their joint bank accounts and becoming even more of a thorn in Arianna’s side as he walks away with her means of survival.
Ben, a thirty-seven year old successful engineer, has been in the hospital for two months after a near death experience. He fell from some scaffolding on a construction site and needed to be put into a life, surviving coma as well as have emergency brain surgery. Dena, his present girlfriend, quickly dumps him as she doesn’t want to hang around to see the results of his medical condition. Therefore, Ben is also turned off by love until…after his release from the hospital and on his six month leave of absence from work, he decides he could use a painting on his barren apartment wall.
Cupid manages to find his way into Arianna’s and Ben’s lives but this is when the tale unfolds with its many romantic twists and unexpected upsets. Tristan, Ben’s older brother is beyond belief in the role he plays in both of their lives. Every true romantic will certainly enjoy how love works its miracles in this easy-to-read and very enjoyable fictional novel!
Review by Ismoore43: Arianna was in a long-term relationship with Justin, who unexpectedly leaves her for another woman he has been seeing behind Arianna’s back. He wipes out their joint banking account which leaves Arianna broke and wondering how she is going to keep ahead. She is a hard working young woman who owns her own art gallery.
Ben is a workaholic who is almost killed in an accident at work. He is put in a coma to help him recover and is alive by a miracle after a fall that should have killed him. His long time girlfriend does not stick around to help him and that makes him not want to become involved with anyone anytime soon. Ben has a dog that is his best friend, Charlie. Charlie can sense when things are not all right with Ben.
Tristan who is Ben’s brother also has been hurt in love. The love of his life was killed years ago when a car hit her and killed her instantly. After this Tristan won’t give his heart to anyone again. He just dates several women but is not happy with his life.
Ben goes to an art show at Arianna’s art gallery and there is an instant connection between the two. He went to buy a painting for his apartment never expecting to find Arianna who is smitten with him from the start too. They start seeing each other and end up falling deeply in love. Ben introduces Arianna to his brother. Tristan has deep feelings for Arianna. But he loves his brother and keeps his feelings to himself.
Arianna gets a big surprise; little does she know so does Ben. When Arianna calls Ben to let him know her big news she can’t get through. She is afraid then that maybe he is not interested in her any longer. Tristan goes to Ben’s apartment to see what is going on and gets the surprise of his life.
This book is a dear, sweet, loving, at times heartbreaking story. It is one of those that you don’t want to put down until you find out what is going to happen between Ben, Tristan and Arianna. When one of them gets the worst news ever the other two will have to be there for them no matter what.
It made me laugh in parts and cry tears of sadness in others. It is such a touching story and will keep you on the edge wanting to know what will happen and will someone be able to overcome terrible news. Will love win out or will it just be a great friendship? What will happen with Arianna and two brothers who both love her? Will someone get their heart broken or will they all be hurt deeply?
If you read one book by this author this is the one I recommend. It has so much to offer and of course there is a sequel that I can’t wait to read to find out what will happen. Will love win out? Will someone end up hurt again? You will want to read more by Ms Torrens after reading this story..