lunedì 18 gennaio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Grace After The Storm by Sandy Sinnett


Grace After the Storm
by Sandy Sinnett

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GENRE: Women's Fiction

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BLURB:

Brad’s brother recently found the love of his life, and now he too longs to find his one.  No one seems to compare to his first love from years ago, though - the woman he left behind for money and a career.  To remind him of her love, though, on what would have been their wedding anniversary, Brad writes her a letter. Never mailed. Never read…until this year, after the storm ends.


Hannah’s estate is in foreclosure - unable to keep her family’s estate after her parents’ death.  Sparks begin to fly however after the estate is purchased and the new owner arrives.  Not only was Brad the love of her life, but he’s also the man who walked out on her eight years ago.  At first sight, Hannah’s grandmother believes their love still exists, and even as her health fades she works to help Hannah see the good in Brad.


Hannah must deal with painful memories from her past as she is forced to work with Brad and save her estate, but will her stubborn pride cause her to lose him again?


She begins to see Brad in a new light, and the love she felt for him long ago is reborn.  When Hannah’s ‘little sister’ Clare discovers Brad’s secret, though, a storm of events will begin that may destroy their only chance for love, and may risk Hannah’s life in the process. Brad and Hannah will face both tragedy and loss as they rekindle their love, remembering that grace always follows the storm.


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My Review:

Reading this wonderful romance you feel so many emotions, there is pain, joy, desire to surrender but also want to start again. Life sometimes offers a second chance and it is a a real shame not exploit it. There is a beautiful metaphor of rain: the flood comes and takes away everything, but when the ground dries there is a chance to start all over again. Sometimes in life you need a shock, an event that makes you touch bottom, but from there you can only go up.
Laci has faced and won a tough fight against cancer thanks to the love of her husband Mitch. After the fear has had the wonderful news of bearing a child. She's the happiest person in the world, even though she has already four children, this child is an unexpected joy and very welcome. But unfortunately she lost him. Her pain is so strong that she has a deep depression. She can't even take care of her other children. But one day she finds the strength to start again. So Laci and Mitch take a short break and go in Bed and Breakfast run by Hannah. She is in trouble, is alone to manage an estate that needs good maintenance. Mitch decides to send to help her, his brother Brad. No one knows that Brad is the man who eight years ago had left Hannah breaking her heart that is no longer readjusted. Will their love will have a second chance?
It 's a  heartwarming romance, very realistic that it is easy to empathize with the characters. 

I recommend it to those who love contemporary novels full of emotions.


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EXCERPT:


Laci and Mitch Young get a chance to buy a foreclosed Bed & Breakfast/Winery in the Pacific Northwest to help a new friend. When Mitch’s brother, Brad shows up to run the business however, he meets the innkeeper...and comes face to face with his past love, Jules. Now, as her new boss, she may never be able to forgive him for the pain he caused her and for taking away her family's estate. Can they work together tosave the estate? Will Jules be able to forgive him for walking out on her all those years ago? Jules and Brad will get a lesson in the unlimited supply of God's grace - with a little help from Grandma, a little 'sister', and a powerful storm.
 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sandy recently moved back to her hometown of Mt. Vernon, IL and lives there with her two youngest kids. She currently works in Marketing for a local Children's Home and is busy working on another book.


A Little Interview:

Where are you from? 
·        Hometown is Mt. Vernon, IL.  I lived most recently in Olympia WA for 8 years until I returned to Mt. Vernon.

Who are some of your favorite authors? 
·        Lauren Kate, Nicholas Sparks, Cassandra Clare

What inspired you to write your first book?
·        A combination of a handsome southern gentlemen who sat next to me on a plane…and one year later I dreamt about him, which led to my first novel.  Once I began writing, the true inspiration became my best friend and honoring her breast cancer survivor story.

What is the hardest thing about writing? 
·        Carving out time to write, and staying focused - not letting busyness of life get in the way.   

What are your dreams and plans for your future as a writer? 
·        My hope it to write as long as I have the ability to create characters that women can relate to, and the inspiration in which to write them. My dream is to write fulltime one day, and own/run my own coffee shop/wine bar in my home town. 

What are you working on next?  

·        I have started the last novel in the trilogy I started – hope to finish by end of 2016, then finish the novel I began last summer called “Sandcastles at Sunset” by 2018. 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Sandy Sinnett will be awarding a $25 GC to Total Wine to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

4 commenti:

  1. What a great review. I would really love to read this story.

    RispondiElimina
  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I enjoyed reading your review :)

    RispondiElimina
  3. A wonderful review and contest, thank you!

    RispondiElimina

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