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For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.
on April 11, 2014 :
ok this story was awesome lol. There is one thing though that you should know.....it's about cowboys and rodeo. It does get into that stuff in the first third of the story and if you aren't into that then you may get a little turned off...but seriously keep reading! :)
The characters are incredible and brought to life in front of you. Greer, Denver, Ransome, Pete and Maggie, who is like the best cotton candy sister ever, but a special shout out to Austin! I loved Austin and need a book about him. He is rude, obnoxious, sarcastic and funny as hell! He is the annoying but completely lovable younger brother. A great character lol
I really liked the way the story goes back and forth between present and past and how the story plays out and the characters are revealed and their layers exposed.
There is a scene that takes place in a diner with Greer and Denver and it is so incredibly beautiful., raw, honest, deep and touching. I wish I could quote it here for you but you'll need to grab the book and read it yourself to get the whole effect.
The life that Denver had was something else. How someone survived that and was as strong as her is great yet at the same time she is so fragile. Her internal battles with herself and her persona were touching. I get it - I get how someone can just accept what is in front of them and hate themselves yet love themselves at the same time. That may be hard for someone to grasp, that hasn't felt it.
I remember reading and feeling the "awwww" sweet moment, then the "omg" shocked moment, the "cursing" anger frustration moment and the "OH MY GOD WTH" freak out moment - yeah THAT moment actually caused me to set the book down. I need to absorb that one and breathe lol. Then there was the ending.....I did not see that coming at all - I was waiting for the disease, the death, the illness, the creative psycho something or other diagnosis.....not that LOL - nothing like a hot cliffhanger *sigh*...can I have the next book now?
This is a story of childhood love and friendship that grows and flourishes and goes through changes. It's about a girl and a guy and another guy and some friends. It's a touching story of a girl torn between herself and her friends and who she is vs who she wants to be and who she should be. It has romance, love, lust, drama and excitement. It is a story I recommend you add to your list ;)
I received this as a gift in exchange for my honest opinion as a review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)