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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: Winter Longing

Title: Winter Longing
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Comtemporary
Author: Tricia Mills
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date:  August 18, 2010
Book: Bought

"A plane crash in Alaska takes

Winter’s first love away forever . . .

When Winter's boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she's robbed of the future she'd only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer's presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can't change. Can she open herself to a new future . . . and a possible new love?"

This book was really romantic and fluffy. In a good way. I loved reading it.

Winter's life has ended. Her one true love whom she finally came out died after their very first kiss. Now she's not sure what do to or even to go on anymore. Until she get to know Jesse. A boy next door whom is there for her like nobody else.

What I really like about this story, was how Jesse is. He knows that Winter has been through a lot. And instead of pushing her, he steps aside, holds her hand and is just there for her. He never pressures her, or even gets in her face about things. He is always steady and ready to there when she needed him. And slowly they fell in love as she begins to heal.

Now I know some people may be like, "She fell in love with another guy right after the other one died!" Yes it may look this way, but I like how the concept of the book is finding love again even after we thought we lost it in the most least likely places. And you can't grieve forever. Yes, he died. Yes, she was devastated, but she has a life worth living and should do so. Jesse in no means try to take Spencers place, instead he created his own, loving her in his own way, guiding her back with love.

Ms. Mills did a wonderful job writing this. I cried, and loved the feeling of joy that flowed through my heart as I read her longing to be loved again. To want to love again. I love watching Winter slowly become herself again in Jesse. This is truly one romantic, touching read.

If you love a good romance story with love, life, and meaning, read this book. It truly is inspiring and I love all the quotes she used in the book. My favorite quote was of course one from the bible Song of Solomon 3:4
 "I found the one my heart loves"

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Agreed! I just read this one last week. It was so sweet.

  2. This one sounds awesome! Nice review :)

  3. This is in my TBR pile, I love the concept of it. I hope to get around to it soon.

    Great review!


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