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The Candle Palace (Jamison Valley #6) by Devney Perry

The Candle Palace Book Cover The Candle Palace
Jamison Valley #6
Devney Perry
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 20th, 2019

Sometimes a single flame can ignite a love that lasts a lifetime.

Milo Phillips knows the meaning of pain. Suffering through the most intense physical agony of his life, he’s confined to a hospital bed to bear it alone. More than once, he wishes he’d died in the explosion that melted and mangled his skin. Darkness consumes him, snuffing all the joy in his life and leaving an empty hole in its place.

But one day, a flicker of light sneaks into his hospital room, driving away some of the hopelessness. For the first time in months, pain isn’t all he feels.

The flicker’s name is Sara Foster, his new nurse. Milo just hopes that Sara can see past his scars. Because underneath, his heart has begun beating again just for her.

Megan’s Review

“I don’t see scars when I look at you. I see a man who makes me feel safe. A man who makes me feel wanted and sexy. You don’t have to hide these scars from me. They don’t scare me.”

I have always been a huge fan of Devney Perry’s work and her stories are always the highest on my anticipated tbr list. Having said that, some of her masterpieces also happen to be some of my ALL TIME FAVES EVER, and when I discovered she was releasing a novella as part of the Jamison Valley series, I literally could not be more excited. The Candle Palace positively blew me away and while it is considered a novella, it wasn’t super short and more like a full-sized novel, so we really got a fulfilling and well-rounded story that is perfect for a series as amazing as Jamison Valley.

Milo and Sara’s love story is positively breathtaking and one that I believe is so epic that everyone should stop what they are doing and devour immediately. Milo has suffered an immense amount of pain, both physically and emotionally due to an explosion which occurred at work and the scars he bares are so much more than skin deep. Sara is the nurse who cares for Milo within the burn unit and while she can treat his wounds, with her care and compassion she may just have the power to heal him in more ways than one. Milo is not always the nicest to be around due to the immense pain and emotional turmoil he has suffered. I really felt for him and everything he had to endure as a result of those severe injuries. I could not think of anyone better than Sara to try to heal poor broken Miles, she really is a modern-day Florence Nightingale.

While I tend to steer clear of novellas as I have not had much luck, this story was profound, and it was written with so much depth; it had such an emotional plot. The characters were crafted so perfectly and their development throughout the story was phenomenal. I absolutely loved this story from start to finish and could not recommend it enough as Milo and Sara’s love story is one that deserves to be shared with the world. There is a reason Devney Perry is my favourite author, because she continues to write stories that I feel deep down to my core and literally take my breath away. Be sure to one click this masterpiece.


Tracey’s Review

The Jamison Valley was the series that introduced me to the amazingly talented Devney Perry. Her stories are always a must read for me and usually on my TBR List. I quickly fell in love with the Jamison Valley and was so excited to learn that the amazing Milo was getting this own story, I may have done a happy dance. 

The Candle Palace was perfect. I wouldn’t haven’t changed anything to the story, not that I would ever change Devney’s amazing words. While this story was a novella, I never got that feeling of the story being rushed. It is the perfect addition to her amazing Jamison series. 

Milo and Sara’s story is one of beauty. Its highlights that beauty comes from within and while it can be seen every day, the purest beauty comes from within a person. Their actions, beliefs and conviction can highlight a person’s beauty as well. For me The Candle Palace reflected that beauty is just not skin deep. 

Sara is a nurse on a burns unit and is often surrounded with pain, but she also gets to see people recover and leave the unit healed. Milo was our wounded hero, having just been involved in an explosive, we see him at this worst on the burns unit. But throughout the story we see just how deep Milo’s scars run and Sara’s healing touch may just save his heart in the process. 

The chemistry between these two characters flowed from the pages and gave me all those gooey feelings. It was beautifully written with the perfect touch of angst and romance. 

Overall, The Candle Palace is a super sweet quick read that will leave your heart feeling light and if your new to Devney Perry’s Jamison Series, hopefully this novella will leave you wanting to read more if this series, it is such a great small-town series.