Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Welcome Stacey Orin, A New Guest Blogger for Between The Covers

I adored this book. It's beautifully written, amazingly descriptive, and involves a love story that tugs at my heart strings.

Margaret is essentially a single mother, left to care for her young son, and father-in-law’s family farm.  Her husband was hit by a roadside bomb overseas while serving in the military, and is now in a permanent vegetative state in a nursing home not far from the family home.

Six long years have passed since her husband’s injury, and she meets Gordon.  The romance starts slow, but draws you in ever so delicately.  Gordon is such a well-written character, a truly decent man at heart, and Margaret deserves so much to be happy, you can't help but be pulled into the whirlwind romance.

I found myself rooting for Gordon and Margaret’s happy-ever-after, even knowing how impossible it was.  A happy ending is not so easily achieved when you have duties and responsibilities that are pulling you away from your heart’s true desires.

I’m so glad I found this book.  Joseph Monninger writes with hauntingly beautiful imagery, making you feel like you’re on the farm in Maine, in D.C. in an elegant ballroom, or on a road trip, finally discovering all the feelings that have lain dormant for so many years.  You won’t regret reading this book.


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