Thursday, January 3, 2019

BOOK REVIEW Jewel E. Ann’s A PLACE WITHOUT YOU

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A Place Without You
Jewel E. Ann
Release Date: December 31, 2018
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Happy New Year!! It feels a little odd being back at the old computer to write a review. I know, I know, this blog is about book reviews. For those who follow the AD Angels group, you know that I've been working away for many months on a new all-encompassing website for our beloved romance community. Eden Books is the greatest love of my life (yep, ahead of my pups), and I'm proud of what we're working to achieve for authors and readers. The days have been long, and the hard apple ciders have been consumed, but those are the sacrifices this gal is willing to make to help make our world a little better.  We anticipate launching March 1st! WOWZERS!

Okay, okay, let's get to the real reason for this post. I took some time during the holidays to read and rest, two things I adore doing but haven't had much time to do these past ten months. My dear friend, Michelle Rodriguez, encouraged me for months to read Jewel E. Ann's books. Here's the thing about Michelle, she NEVER steers me in the wrong direction. NEVER. With the way life has happened (see what I did there), audiobooks have been my primary source of reading. I was finally able to listen to Look the Part and, WOW, I knew I found something special. I quickly followed that up with When Life Happened (see above), and then immediately downloaded Transcend when it released to audio recently. Yep, I'M IN MAD LOVE. 

Imagine my excitement when Michelle said that Ms. Ann was releasing another book just two days after I finished reading the Transcend duet! My post-holiday to-do list was long, my Eden Books list was longer, but I had to find time to read A Place Without You. What a way to start 2019!

In a time when so much darkness seems to be all around, Ms. Ann has given us a book that not only reminds us that much in life is temporary (pain, sorrow, grief) but that the things that matter most (love, kindness, compassion) remain constant. The love story of Henna and Bodhi is not your typical girl and boy meet, it's a beautifully crafted story that shows that love is unconventional, unexpected, and always welcomed. It's the story we need in the new year to remind us to LIVE our best lives, now and forever. 

I'm not at all surprised by how quickly and easily Henna and Bodhi captured me, but I am surprised that this is the first time I've read a book and not heard my voice as a character. I think being a true spectator to such a lovely tale made this read even sweeter for me. 

Thank you, Ms. Ann, for this beautiful, beautiful story. And thank you, Michelle, for continuing to encourage me to read these books. My bookshelf will not be the same without either of you. I've absolutely found a new one-click author!

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BOOK REVIEW Jewel E. Ann’s A PLACE WITHOUT YOU

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