Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tour Stop: SEARCHING FOR TOMORROW by Kathryn McNeill Crane ~ Review/Giveaway

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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

This book is an emotionally charged story of soul mates and how life can turn on you in the blink of an eye. Wrynn and Tripp are childhood sweethearts. Having spent their whole lives together, their friendship grew into more. 

I often have problems reading books that go back and forth from the present to the past. Kathryn writes it so smoothly that I had no trouble at all following. The problem I had was when a chapter ended and went back to the past, I couldn't wait to read that chapter to get back to the present. 

Wrynn's story is heartbreaking, I could not imagine loving someone as much as she loved Tripp, just to have that love taken away so soon. The journey that Wrynn must take to repair her life and move on is written with so much emotion I cried for her and her daily struggles. 

Through the story you learn about Tripp and fall in love with him. He is strong, caring and his love for Wrynn is undeniable. 

The book has a secondary story building with Wrynn's brother Liam and I really hope to hear more of him in another book. I stayed up late to finish this book because the last few chapters are just...Wow! I can't go into the end but it will have you gasping and saying, "What just happened?" 

This story was sweet, well written and very emotional. I really would like to read more of this family. I happily give this book 5 Stars! ~Jen

If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

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