Spotlight: On The Island by Tracy Garvis-Graves

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Here is this month’s spotlight! I read On The Island last summer when it was self-published. This book reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time: Tom Hank’s “Cast Away.” As I began to read the story I was not immediately tuned to it, since I had not read the synopsis and I didn’t connect with the main characters right away. I thought the beginning was a little rough but that only lasted a chapter or two. You absolutely have to check this story. I really felt like the body of the book was amazing. I remember I thought the ending was a little weak but I still thought this book was one of the BEST reads of 2012.
Again, do yourself a favor and check this out out. It is risky, thought-provoking, absolutely incredible story dealing with a lot of issues from everyday survival to defying morality.

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Review Request: A Happy Accident by Evan Tyler

 

happy accident Before starting this review I was trying to put my thoughts in order so I can better explain my rating. I loved this story despite there is no happy ending.

First off, I have to address the third person narrative. While this style gives a lot of flexibility to the writer, the story usually focuses on one story line. In this case, we have a few stories being told. While “A Happy Accident” mainly focuses on the two main characters -Kindle and Bobby- the reader gets a taste of a subsequent main character.

I found Kindle to be a strong and smart young woman. While damaged in many ways, her heart is not beyond repair. When Bobby meets Kindle, he comes into her life unexpected and full of surprises. Bobby is a young soul idealist, always following his ever-growing heart. A talented musician living in the moment, Bobby has found his muse, but his new found love comes with a high price tag: The price of sacrifice.

Kindle and Bobby’s love story is short lived but with a big dose of consequence. The book sets around that short period of time as foundation for what’s yet to come. This story will grab you from beginning to end, leaving you wishing for more. The author is a great story teller and I’m looking forward to the continuation of this story.

This full review was requested by the author. Copy provided by author. Check it out on Amazon!

Favorite: The Bronze Horseman Series by Paullina Simons

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Last August a lot of friends that I interact with on Facebook recommended this book series to me. I am going to be honest here, I was very worried that it was a Historical Romance, which always equals to lengthy, factual and sometimes distracting secondary plots. In fact, I wasn’t wrong about my judgment, but the time that you spend reading these books will be no match for the time you will wish you had to dedicate to this story. When I finished reading I didn’t want them to end. I am still struggling and can’t move on. Soon I will be back with individual reviews. In the mean time, do yourself a favor and check this series out. You won’t regret it.