Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels


Love to the chords of a classic jazz band… 

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 fierce 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. When the breakup of Isaiah’s family disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their natural relationship is eventually threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget. As one year follows another, and another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: love undeniably real and unbounded by time?

“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”

About the Author

Nadine. A French name, meaning, "hope." 

With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeignedand The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. As the founder of Prismatic Prospects, her communication company, Nadine has served as editor for a number of titles, and through her writing, from her books to her blog posts, she aims to help spark hope, inspiration, and genius in as many as she is privileged to reach.


This was a very nice book to read, with a story that captivated me from the first pages. I could feel the innocence in a child’s heart and the consequences of an unstable familial environment.

The story is told mostly from the main character’s perspective, as she remembers how her feelings for Isaiah appeared and transformed into love. The reader gets to experience life and some of its main events through the eyes of a third grade girl till her twenties. The author adapted the wording and expressions to those of a five year old, then a thirteen year old, to a teenager and then to a young adult’s. to the end, the narration shifts to the third person, underlining the haze in Lorraine’s mind.

Their friendship evolves in time, there is no rush and they both learn how to act around each other. Their first kiss is probably the purest moment in the book, followed by the promise to always care for the other. Still, when Isaiah’s parents get divorced, the pain, sadness and hate change the sweet little boy and they fall apart. The misunderstandings and lack in communication take over their relation and by end of university they become strangers.

I must admit that in the beginning I had the impression Isaiah was much older than Lorraine. The boys’ discussions were more evolved, even at a young age.

All in all, this is the story about how we experience love at different ages, how a child sees family and is affected by family discussions. It’s a story about friendship in time, love and forgiveness. My rating: 4 starts. 

You can buy the book, following this link: Amazon


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