*REVIEW* Winter Longing


A plane crash in Alaska takes
Winter’s first love away forever...

When Winter's boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she's robbed of the future she'd only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer's presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can't change. Can she open herself to a new future... and a possible new love?

Wow. This book was amazing. We're introduced to Winter, a teenage girl experiencing one of the greatest things of adolescence: First love. She's been in love with her friend, Spencer, for years and has finally gotten the nerve to tell him. He feels the same way and they share a passionate moment... the night before he crashes his plane and is taken from her forever.

We follow Winter along as she mourns the death of the only boy she has ever loved. We watch her struggle and work through the many stages of grief. I literally felt at times as if I was grieving with her, the writing and the story is that darn good. The emotion that this book will bring out in you is staggering. At one point, I had tears streaming down my face and had to put the book down to have a good cry. If that is not powerful and intense writing, then I don't know what is.

But before you decide to not read this because you think it is all doom and gloom, fear not... this story has hope, growth, love, forgiveness, and the possibility of new beginnings. You will fall in love with Winter and will find yourself rooting for her. I wanted so much for her to be able to let go of the past and to move forward in unexpected directions.

Through the despair of her loss, she just may find that it is possible to bond with someone unexpected and to find love again. And through reading this, you too may feel that any new beginning is possible. This book was fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an emotional, gripping read that will have you crying, laughing, and smiling as you travel through an intense experience with a likeable and highly relatable character.

Winter Longing releases in August. Don't miss out. Happy Reading! *XOXO*


Karen said...

Looks like a good one - I'll read it when I need a good cry :-)

Tiger Holland said...

Good review, dear! I loved this sweet, sweet book. It's rare to read a book that makes you cry, yet leaves you happy. :-)

Lena said...

Yay! Awesome review. I love this book. And I love you!

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