Sunday, November 13, 2016

Review: The Day He Went Away

The Day He Went Away The Day He Went Away by Jennifer Millikin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received my copy of this eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I feel like I have lost a part of my own soul here reading this tale! Kate and Ethan have been the inseparable peas in a pod since they were five years old. They shared everything, from a birthday to every significant event in their lives, and just shortly before Ethan is set to go on tour again with the military, they even share their hearts more deeply than they ever have before. But it's a dream that isn't meant to be. No matter that Ethan has loved her, more than just as the best friends that they have been for most of their life but deeply and passionately... It's a dream that come crashing down around them like his helicopter out on a recon mission.

Enter Nick... He was Ethan's best friend in the army. He's even wrangled a tour guide duty from Kate, but all of this is before Zane came pounding on her apartment door at two in the morning to tell her that Ethan was gone forever. Nick knows how much it hurts, knows something about how to handle it, and he knows that he promised his friend that he would take care for his best girl if he didn't make it home.

If you want a good cry with the slow burn of a man who helps a woman through her grief and helps her to recapture her own soul while falling in love... THIS is the book for you! You will run the emotional gamut!

Make sure you have your tissues at the ready!

Five stars and two sobbing thumbs up!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Review: To Move the World

To Move the World To Move the World by Regina Sirois
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received my copy of this eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review.

There are not enough words to describe just how much I loved this book! I am not normally a lover of historical romances. They have to be incredibly well written and they have to captivate me from the start, generally they have to make me fall in love with their heroine from the get go. I've read another in the Power of the Matchmaker series that was very well written but that I had a hard time getting in to because the characters didn't hook me right out of the gate. Regina Sirois did this. She had me rooting for Eve and the happiness that I desperately desired her to have from the first line of the story!

I felt like Eve Brannon, officially grown and a woman of the world. Truly, typed words simply exude sex appeal. My coveralls, however, exuded only the smell of sheep. I sat for a moment, staring at the piece of paper and wondering if the Eve Brannon on the page would ever be the same Eve Brannon typing the words. Well, obviously I can't say it right. Only that it felt like there were two of me, and both of them were thinking about woolen socks and blue eyes and a man at the threshold of my room.

Eve is such a real character! I feel like, if I closed the book and were by chance to peer in the mirror, I would see something rather like what she had seen writing her name on the brand new Smith Corona. I think the ability to identify with her (despite the differences between 1939 and 2016) was what made me love this so much.

I spent the entire book rooting for Jonathan, I never once really thought that she would end up with Alan, that was too easy. It wasn't really overt, but you could tell from the minute that she met Jonathon Doran that that was the man for her.

If you have a love for pre WWII romances, this one should captivate you! When you're done, go read The Truth About Fragile Things which I also adored, by this author, that will have you weeping and proud with the same breath!

Five stars and two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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