Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review of Awakening Avery

Awakening Avery, written by Laurie Lewis is a clean romance I thoroughly enjoyed This is not your typical romance, first of all our protagonist is not in her twenties—she’s in her forties and suffering from depression. Avery has lost her husband to a heart attack leaving this widow with a married daughter, a son who has recently come home from a mission, and another getting ready to leave on one. To heal Avery heal, her oldest son coaxes her to spend the summer in Florida on a beautiful island. She ends up trading time in her condo in Baltimore for a beach home on Anna Maria Island, where her family often spent summers. The widower, whose home Avery is in, has two daughters who have not found their independence and resent Avery, whom they view as an intruder. This sweet LDS romance has lots of sub plots and romances occurring. I loved watching the changes of heart in all the characters, who are both well rounded and dynamic. You’ll cry, you laugh, and you’ll come away with a feeling of hope and smile. Thanks Laurie, for a sweet tale of romance, faith and testimony.

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