Beautiful. If I had to describe this story using just one word, that’s what it would be. From the very beginning until the absolute end, it truly weeps with emotion on every page.
It begins with a baby left in a basket. Aptly named, Moses is a crack baby abandoned by his mother. But for the love and sacrifice of his grandmother, who knows where he would have ended up? He and Georgia are unwillingly thrown together at a young age. And even though they grow up together in a sense, they’re not really together. Until one day, Georgia begins to feel something. And she thinks Moses does, too, although he denies it. Georgia has a normal family life, Moses does not. He’s damaged, at least in his mind. But love is love, and love conquers all. Sometimes.
This is a romance, a mystery, a book of suspense. It’s a story of family, of life and loss and death. It’s a story with good guys and bad guys, and sometimes they’re one in the same. Very soon after I started this book, I was afraid it would break my heart. And it did. But that’s okay. Because often those are the stories that stick with you the longest.
Buy It Now: The Law of Moses
I’ll be the first to admit that romance is not my preferred genre. Wrap it in a nice little murder mystery and I’m good to go. But sweet little romance stories are not typically my thing. Still, there was something about this one that intrigued me…
When young Webb meets Bree for the first time, it’s love at first sight. Sure there’s something damaged and not quite right about her, but he can’t help himself. He’s drawn to her in a way he can’t explain. And that attraction remains strong through the trials and tribulations of adolescence, the confusion and turmoil of high school, and into young adulthood. So even though they haven’t seen each other for years, Webb finds himself rushing to her side when he finds out she only has a short time to live.
Is this one of the best and most unforgettable stories I’ve ever read. Not by a long shot. It’s not particularly deep or earth shattering. But it’s a very good story.
Buy It Now: The Goodbyes
Fifteen-year-old Bay has come to terms with being part of the magical Waverley family. She accepts her mother’s and aunt’s special abilities, and is totally fine with her power to know where things – and people – belong.
But she’s still a teenager. She has the knowledge of where she belongs, but she doesn’t feel a sense of belonging. Unless she’s at Aunt Claire’s house, watching magic happen in the kitchen. Or in the backyard at the apple tree, waiting for it to blossom during the first frost of the year.
When Bay falls in love with a popular boy at school, she knows they belong together, but HE doesn’t know it. And to mix things up a little more, there’s a shiny con man appearing in random places, stories of Bay’s grandmother having the power of frost, and Aunt Claire forgetting where she really belongs.
At first frost, everything falls into place. The family, the apple tree, the con man, and a boy’s heart.
This story is magical without being about magic. It’s a warm, cozy, relaxing tale that wraps you up in wonderment. I can’t explain why else I loved it, but I did.
buy FIRST FROST