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S. H. Pratt
The Artist's Touch
S. H. Pratt, author
Exhausted, disillusioned and disgusted with her life in Los Angeles, Clarice “Rissa” Daniels leaves a successful acting career for the comforts of home in Olympia, Washington. Embracing a simpler life without the overabundance of testosterone that she’d dealt with in California, she works to recover and rebuild her life without the “Hollywood craziness”, away from the toxic presence of her ex-boyfriend, and far from the paparazzi. When a walk in the park drops her into the lap of Spencer St. George, she finds herself drawn to his quiet, unobtrusive demeanor, but Rissa quickly realizes that there is much more to the bespectacled middle-school art teacher. Spencer St. George prefers the quiet life far from the hassles created by his family. Known as “Saint” to his students, he creates his own sense of peace with a paint brush in his hand while standing behind an easel. When Rissa Daniels crashes headlong into his life, Spencer is sent reeling. Unsure of her intentions, but drawn to her gregarious personality, he finds himself stepping out from behind his easel and daring to hope for more than his quiet life. But as Spencer and Rissa grow closer, history threatens to destroy them. Met with righteous reticence from his family and stubborn pride from hers, the couple sets out to discover the events that turned their families against each other. As the past begins to surface, the present becomes dangerous, creating an uncertainty that could bind Spencer and Rissa together… or drive them apart forever.
InD'Tale Magazine

S.H. Pratt has created a unique story that is one of a kind! The characters have depth and are described well. The plot moves at a steady pace and does not get bogged down with extra information or wordiness. Ms. Pratt has a way of drawing readers in and keeping them on the edge of their seats. Although this is the first book in the series, and readers may understand that going in, there is a huge cliff hanger at the end of the book that readers might feel is too steep. Otherwise, “The Artist’s Touch” is a story that readers will enjoy and will be excited to find out what happens next with Rissa and Spencer.