Phoenix Rising (Phoenix of the Heart)

Rated 4.89/5 based on 9 reviews
Before the world of Facebook, Chat Rooms & Blogs, there were online communities called Bulletin Boards… Beth Lynn, devoted teacher, has terrible luck with men. That is until The Keeper enters her life through the most unlikely of places – her computer. He saves her from a humiliating moment & begins his pursuit of her. There’s only one problem, Beth has an admirer who isn’t willing to let her go. More
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About Michelle Stevens

Michelle lives by the beautiful Rockies with her husband and children. She grew up in the 80’s and still has fondness for that era. She was a schoolteacher for many years, but always dreamed of writing.

"Enjoy life by embracing the sadness as well as the happiness. It’s all a part of being on this earth."
~ Mrs. Pinkerton

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Reviews of Phoenix Rising (Phoenix of the Heart) by Michelle Stevens

Catanna Garcia reviewed on Oct. 17, 2013

There was no sex in this book but that wasn't the point it was a well written beginning to a love story that you could tell is going to have its good and its bad. It is something everyone can understand. I love that about this book and now because I read it I have already gotten the next two books that are out.
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Rachel Sparks reviewed on Oct. 19, 2012

I really enjoyed this story. I was shocked when it ended because I wanted more. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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The Indigo Plume Publishing Company reviewed on Oct. 12, 2012

I really enjoyed this novella. When will the next one be available?
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Juanita Blau reviewed on Oct. 4, 2012

This book takes me back to the day everyone was getting a Tandy computer from RadioShack. Back then chat rooms were the bulletin boards you'd join and there was a gatekeeper to approve members and make sure everyone behaved. In this setting a sweet romance begins for Beth and Scott.
Beth has been deeply hurt by her ex-husband so is wary of her current beau, Jim. Michelle Stevens writes believable situations and dialogue. Loved how natural the break up with Jim happened and how sweet Scott was to Beth. Looking forward to the next part of this romance.
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K Krick reviewed on Oct. 3, 2012

Take a step back in time to the 80's! I was a teenager in the 80's and Michelle Stevens' references to 80's music and clothing style was a blast to my past!

The story finds Beth, a teacher, dating Jim, but Beth isn't sure if she wants to keep dating Jim. Jim gives Beth a computer for her birthday. Jim is a member of an online chat group, The Lighthouse, and he convinces Beth to join the group! Little does Beth know she is about to meet Scott, SysOp--The Keeper. After a humiliating situation, Beth begins to see Scott differently. Can Scott save Beth from Jim? Do you believe in love at first sight?

This is Michelle's first book and I thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing, she draws you in right from the start. This is the first book in the series and I can't wait to read the next book!
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Jacque reviewed on Oct. 2, 2012

Take a step back to the 80's and meet Beth. She just doesn't have any luck with men including the one she dating. Until one day she is introduced to the world of computers and BBS. Enter in the Keeper and despite a humiliating moment her luck has changed. Follow the journey of the Phoenix as she rises from the ashes.

Oh wow, what can I say. LOVE the book. What a sweet love story. To find love in the last place you would think considering the world of computers in the 80's. I feel complete empathy for Beth. Who hasn't dated a guy that won't go away? I know I've dated a few 'Jims' in my time. The characters are completely likable and anybody who lived through the 80's will recognized the computer terminology. If you don't, may I suggest Googling it.

This is the first book I have read by Michelle Stevens. I find her very well written. Her story flows nicely with humor and honesty anyone that has dated can believe. I look forward to the next chapter in Beth story as well as more books by the author. Very well done Ms. Stevens!
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Ruby Jewlz reviewed on Oct. 2, 2012

Very cool to read about the computer world during the 80's, it's all new to me as I wasn't even born then! I really want to know what happens to Beth, especially after that last line. Is this story going to take a paranormal turn or was she speaking figuratively? Can't wait for the follow up!
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marla912 reviewed on Oct. 2, 2012

It's amazing. An awesome romance story. This book touched my heart and soul with its sweetness, humor, vividness and those disturbing upside down moments in life. A beautiful song of life painted with many colors.
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Brandi Sandlin reviewed on Oct. 2, 2012

Really enjoyed this book. It rings a bell for me in a way, I can totally relate to certain parts of the book. The cool thing I think is that as I was reading I felt like I was sitting talking to a long lost friend as she told me of her time away. I found myself laughing and smiling at times and at others I was worried and had my stomach in knots. This is a really good story and I can hardly wait for my next visit.
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