19 07, 2015

OLIVAY by Deborah Reed

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OLIVAY by Deborah ReedOlivay by Deborah Reed
Published by Amazon Publishing on July 7th 2015
Pages: 272
Length: 6 hours, 51 minutes
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Thrillers, Suspense
Paperback provided by St. Martin's Press, TLC Book Tours

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We don t believe that our lives can change in an instant until they do.

Olivay, widowed for a year and sleepwalking through life, meets Henry by chance. She takes him to her Los Angeles loft, thinking it will just be for the night. But the following morning, bombs detonate across the city; mayhem and carnage fill the streets; and her loft is covered in broken glass and her own blood. Henry is skittish, solicitous, and strangely distracted. Who is this man she s marooned with as the city goes on lockdown? Why is she catching him in lie after lie? Is he somehow connected to her husband s death and the terrorist attacks outside?

With eloquent and suspenseful prose, "Olivay" explores the wreckage of loss and the collision of grief, desire, and terror in its aftermath. As the characters get pushed outside their comfort zones, forced to walk the thin line between destruction and salvation, "Olivay" keeps readers guessing what will become of Olivay and Henry until the very end."

Olivay is a book that draws you in and makes you want to find out what happens to the protagonist. From the first page we get the feel that this story won’t be an easy read. Something horrifying happens in the first chapter and filters the lens for Olivay. Every thing else stems […]

15 06, 2015

WORTHY by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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WORTHY by Catherine Ryan Hyde

WORTHY by Catherine Ryan HydeWorthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Published by Lake Union Publishing on June 2nd 2015
Pages: 321
Genres: Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction, Literary
ARC provided by BookSparks

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They might ve been a family.Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiance set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he s bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.

Worthy was such a simple heartwarming story. I am happy to report that no animals made me cry in the reading of this story. Worthy was a happy tale about second chances and family. Virginia is a waitress in a small town. She has fallen for a recently widowed single father. The night […]

28 02, 2015

WRECKAGE by Emily Bleeker

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WRECKAGE by Emily BleekerWreckage by Emily Bleeker
Published by Lake Union Publishing on March 1st, 2015
Pages: 304
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Thrillers
eARC provided by Amazon Prime Early Access

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Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.

The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.

In this intriguing tale of survival, secrets, and redemption, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.

I devoured this book in one day. I seriously could not put it down. Now that I am finished reading Wreckage, all I can say is, wow! I am shocked at the ending, but overjoyed after all the loss and struggle these people went though. Excuse me while I try to review this […]

12 12, 2014

THE UNIMAGINABLE by Dina Silver

By | Friday, December 12, 2014|3 Comments

THE UNIMAGINABLE by Dina Silver

THE UNIMAGINABLE by Dina SilverThe Unimaginable by Dina Silver
Published by Lake Union Publishing on December 1, 2014
Pages: 264
Genres: Adventure Stories, Romance
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From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.

After twenty-eight years of playing by the rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand. But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors—and, aboard a boat named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.

This was a great story. It took me half way around the world to a place in Thailand. It swept me aboard a small sail boat into a great adventure. It broke my heart and made me fall in love. The Unimaginable is a great story that made me weep in anguish, and […]

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