2/4/15

Gooseberry Island - Steven Manchester

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
They met at the worst possible moment...or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin' Chair. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as the critically-acclaimed novels, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. He has also written A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette) and The Thursday Night Club (novella), while his work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. 

MY THOUGHTS -
Let me just say right up front that I do not care for stories about the war - they are just not my "thing" and still this book managed to get 4 stars out of me, so that's saying something! It was very romantic, very sweet but without being too overly mushy. It seemed just right on the much scale.
I didn't really care for the parts about the war but I do know that they had to be in there or you wouldn't get it. My favorite parts though were about Lindsey.
Great character development, as always. Some people may think that this story was way far fetched, but I do believe in love at first sight and I also believe that if it is right and meant to be, it'll happen - so it was believable to me.
PS&BTW - gorgeous cover! 

Thank Steven, once again for this great book in exchange for my honest review.
Get your copy from Amazon - HERE 

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