Throwback Thursday – Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is:

 

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go

Published March 14, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

 

Goodreads Description:

The author of Still Missing targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her—and ratchets up the stakes even more. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded. Even her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he is a different person and doesn’t want to do her any harm. But can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead even closer to home than she thought?

 

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Chevy Stevens, I love the way she tells a story and I really enjoyed this novel. The plot was intriguing and the character development was excellent. The book flows back and forth from past to present and is told from the two main character’s points of view. Their different perspectives made the story even more interesting. I was positive I had things all figured out, but then something would happen that had me second-guessing everything I thought I knew. I was always uncertain as to what would happen next.

This was a fast-paced and suspenseful story with plenty of terrific plot twists. It kept me gripped right up until the satisfying conclusion.

I highly recommend this novel!

Throwback Thursday – Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is:

 

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

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Published December 20, 1995 by Grand Central Publishing

 

I loved this book!!!

Usually having read a book so long ago, I can’t remember much about it.  However, that is not the case with this book. I read it in 1999 when I was pregnant with my daughter, and it seems just like yesterday.

The main character,  Novalee Nation is a pregnant 17-year-old girl who is abandoned by her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. Novalee is such a great character, so easy to love and root for.

This was such a unique and heartwarming read.  A gripping page-turner with so much heart!

This wonderful book has stayed with me all these years. I can’t wait to read it again.

Highly recommended!

Throwback Thursday – Night Road by Kristin Hannah

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is:

 

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

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Published March 22, 2011 by St. Martin’s Press

Goodreads Description:

For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go…
To forget…
To forgive…
Which road will you take? For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude.  Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget… or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, NIGHT ROAD raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

My Thoughts:

Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors. I am always excited when I hear a new book is coming out (crossing my fingers we hear about one soon!). There are some that I would love to read again and this is definitely one of them.

Night Road” did not disappoint.  I couldn’t put it down but at the same time, I didn’t want it to end.

Kristin Hannah writes books that many people can relate to in one way or another. This was a gripping and emotional read, painful at times, but so worth it.

An extremely well-written tale of love, friendship, loss, and forgiveness.

I can’t wait to read it again!

 

Have you read NIGHT ROAD? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Throwback Thursday – The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

 

The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald 

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Published September 5th, 2013 by Faber Faber

 

Goodreads Description:

He’s gone. And telling the truth won’t bring him back…

When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.

Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.

Finally, Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.

 

 

My Thoughts:

I’ve recently started watching the BBC series based on this book.  I thought this was a great novel and I was really excited to see it was made into a TV series. I’ve watched the first two episodes and I am enjoying it so far.

I had a hard time getting anything done while reading this book. It grabbed me right from the first scene.

Every parent’s worst nightmare.

A baby has gone missing…. 

I thought this was a fantastic read, with many excellent twists and turns. Well written with a captivating plot that held my attention from start to finish.

This book is definitely one that I would read again.

I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the series too!

 

Have you read this novel or are you watching the series? I’d love to hear your thoughts.