Sunday, June 19, 2016

One True Loves

From Goodreads:
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her
one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

From Me:
Okay the story line was probably not that original, I wanted a little teeny bit more info and development on some of the secondary characters, it was also a tiny-tiny bit predictable, BUT I Loved it!
I got it in the mail on Friday, read it on Saturday, and am writing about it this Sunday morning.
It was fast, it was fun, it was emotional. Heartbreaking.
When it comes right down to it---it's a romance novel.  I know that most people will say "Women's Fiction", but.... it was a romance novel.
  -- named a People Magazine pick and a "Best Book of the Summer" by Glamour and USA Today

Is it a Best Book of the Summer?
It might be 'one' of the best for summer--it's certainly a great vacation read/beach read.
I would recommend it to my friends.
Good discussion for book clubs.
But I'll let you know in September what  my best book of the summer choice is.

This quote from the book:
It's a scary thought, isn't it?  That every single person on this planet could lose their one true love and live to love again?  It means the one you love could love again if they lost you.

This quote!!
It's true and none of us want to accept it as true.  It's a distressing thought.

4 stars.





6 comments:

Katherine P said...

The blurb on this one didn't pull me in at all but all of the reviews I've read have had me changing my mind. I love that even though it isn't the most original it did pull you into the story and you ended up really enjoying it. I'll definitely have to look for it!

Nise' said...

Sounds like the perfect book for a summer read.

Literary Feline said...

I'm with Katherine. The blurb didn't particularly grab me, but after reading your thoughts on it, it sounds like a fun read.

Tina said...

Well you know, what I define as a good summer read can be easy reading and light fare. If you enjoyed it that's all that counts. I am going to be tackling some series I have been reading to finish them out before the authors come out with new books.

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

Hey, thought of you just now and noticed you haven't posted for some time now. Hope you and your loved ones are okay.

Tina said...

Hey there, you doing ok? You haven't posted in a while. 😃