Monday, July 15, 2013

Stormy Surrender by Nicole Andrews Moore Blog Tour & Giveaway

Sometimes the life you planned isn’t the one you get to live. Sometimes the pain of the past overshadows the future. And sometimes to start over you have to go back to where it all began. That’s how it was for Joe Masters. That’s how he ended up back in New Hope. And that’s why he was in his thirties and had nothing to show for his life. He needed a complete overhaul, just like his father’s old house. Instead of a fast track, he had slowed down and was on a ten year plan. These days that was more his speed. And as much as he tried to fight the inevitable, he was learning to accept and surrender.

Martha had weathered her fair share of storms in Vermont, was accustomed to the cold, both the chill in the air and the cold shoulder in her marriage, but after the miscarriage she felt like she would never get warm again. So she did the research from the laptop while sitting in front of the fireplace. She knew what she needed when she Googled ‘hope,’ she just never imagined that it would bring her to New Hope, South Carolina. She never imagined that her husband would trick her into leaving and never follow. She never imagined that a southern storm with all its force and fury could be so destructive. But after the storm, the land is washed clean. It’s perfect for a fresh start, a clean slate, and a new love.

Review: 4 stars

Poor Martha has the worst luck in love.  He husband is to top notch jerk.  She needed to get as far away from him as possible.  I was getting so angry about his actions and how she just took it.  She says she wasn't happy in the relationship but I still don't think I could have handled things without flipping out like she did.  Especially when he told her about the divorce.  It reminded me of the episode of Sex and The City where Carrie was broken up with on a post it.  I was sitting at my desk at work reading and I said out loud "What a dick."

That Google search for hope was probably the best thing for her even though she still has struggles. The people in the town including Joe are just what she needed to break out of her shell and become a better version of herself.  I liked the relationships that she built with everyone in town as well as Joe.  I liked that he cared for her and really took time to do things to make her smile when she needed it.  One of my favorite parts was when she was freaking out and he hugged her.  She asked why he did that and he said because you needed it...swoon!

I wasn't happy with how the book ended and it left me with a lecture in my head for the characters.  However, the author was successful because she left me wanting more.  I read the last like and said no that can't be it she has to fix this...okay not saying anymore because I don't want to spoil it for you.  Get it and see what I'm talking about :)

Author Bio

Nicole lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, a teenage son and daughter, and Kenna. Every day is new and sparkly...which is why she chronicles them on her blog, Suddenly *Not So* Single Journey. It is a way for her to spread her brand of hope, happiness, and love.

Previously, Nicole has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers. In 2010, she joined the Yahoo! Mother Board, became a Shine Parenting Guru, and has become an award winning dating and relationships expert for Shine.

After a few bad sailing experiences, the Moores decided they were safer on land. Their boating adventures will be limited to cruise ships. And those cruises are centered around their travel goal of visiting ever Margaritaville. Two down, eleven to go!

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