Monday, August 26, 2013

Winter in Full Bloom Book Review

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 About the Book
Lily Winter's wings are folded so tightly around her daughter that when empty nest arrives, she feels she can no longer fly. But Lily's lonely, widowed life changes in a heartbeat when she goes to visit a woman who is almost a stranger to her-a woman who also happens to be her mother. During their fiery reunion, her mother reveals a dark family secret that she'd been hiding for decades-Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies.

 Without looking back, Lily-with her fear of flying-boards a jumbo jet and embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads half way around the world to Melbourne, Australia. Befriended by imprudent Ausie, he might prove to be the key to finding her sister. But her journey becomes a circle that leads her back home to attempt a family reunion and to find the one dream she no longer imagined possible-the chance to fall in love again.(Goodreads)

My Review

Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman is the first book I have read by this author. At the start of the book I was very interested into how the rest of the story was going to end up. I love how the author starts the book with on the airplane and spins her story. This book hit home in a way because of the family that is introduced. Lily Winter goes to Australia to meet a sister she never knew existed. I just met my sisters I had never met so it was fun to read this part of the story. Once in Australia she meets a man who is full of surprises and discovers her family's past. 
I really enjoyed the first part of the book more so than the second half. Higman did throw in some curve balls I was not expecting to make the story unpredictable. 
While this is not my favorite, it is a fun contemporary fiction read with strong characters. 
Also, you have to love the cover, it's beautiful!

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."  

Anita Higman's latest novel, Winter in Full Bloom, has just released. She's teamed up with her publisher, River North Fiction, for a fun giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on August 29th.

  One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HD
  • Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th.Winner will be announced August 29th at the Winter in Full Bloom Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Anita will be hosting a book chat, talking about family, announcing the winner of the Kindle Fire, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at her next book.

So grab your copy of Winter in Full Bloom and join Anita on the evening of August 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


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