Monday, June 11, 2012

The Anniversary Waltz

At their sixtieth anniversary party, Adam Carlson asks his wife, Elizabeth, for their customary waltz. After the dance they gather the family and share their story—a story of love and courage overcoming adversity and thriving in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s the summer of 1946, and Adam has just returned from the war to his home in Reunion, Montana. At a town festival he meets Elizabeth Baxter, a young woman going steady with his former high school rival and now influential banker, Nathan Roberts. When Adam and Elizabeth share a waltz in a deserted pavilion one evening, their feelings begin to grow and they embark on a journey, and a dance, that will last a lifetime. This was a simply fabulous book. I was enchanted by the characters, the setting and the premise. I felt as though these folks could have been my friends. Slide under a quilt, get cozy, open the cover and let the story carry you away. You won't want to put it down until you finish it. Jody My copy was graciously provided by GlassRoad Publications for my honest review.

Friday, June 1, 2012

After All

After All is the third book in Deborah Raney's Hanover Falls Triology and the final book of the series does not disappoint. Susan Marlowe lost her husband and four other firefighters when the homeless shelter she started burned to the ground eighteen months ago. And she's finally beginning to heal. That is until she learns a secret David took with him to the grave. For the sake of their sons, can Susan forgive the unforgivable? Peter Brennan carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. As Hanover Falls' fire chief, he was responsible for the brave firefighters who lost their lives that awful November night. Can he ever shake the feeling that he should have somehow prevented the tragedy? As he tries to rebuild the team at Clemens County's Station 2, it seems he might find comfort in the arms of the woman he least expected. Touching, romantic and suspenseful, After All has it all. A love triangle, a mysterious chain of events, and real characters only Deborah Raney can bring to life. What a great opportunity to visit with some old friends and get some updates on their lives and the circumstances surrounding the fire that altered so many lives. A very satisfying conclusion to a great series. Jody My copy of After All was graciously provided by Glass Road Publications for my honest review.