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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop and Review - Winter In Full Bloom by Anita Higman

About The Book:

Lily Winter’s wings are folded so tightly around her daughter that when empty nest arrives, she feels she can no longer fly. But Lily’s lonely, widowed life changes in a heartbeat when she goes to visit a woman who is almost a stranger to her-a woman who also happens to be her mother. During their fiery reunion, her mother reveals a dark family secret that she’d been hiding for decades-Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies.

Without looking back, Lily-with her fear of flying-boards a jumbo jet and embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads half way around the world to Melbourne, Australia. Befriended by imprudent Aussie, he might prove to be the key to finding her sister. But her journey becomes a circle that leads her back home to attempt a family reunion and to find the one dream she no longer imagined possible-the chance to fall in love again.

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My Thoughts:

As an only child, I've always wondered what it would be like to have a twin sister (or any sister or brother, for that matter!). So I was fascinating with the premise of Anita Higman's latest novel, "Winter In Full Bloom."

Higman takes her readers along on the journey her main character, Lily Winter, undertakes as she seeks out her long-lost twin sister. Along the way, Lily learns a lot about herself and finds a new lease on life as well as a new budding romance as well.

This is a gentle story that emphasizes the importance of family relationships - Lily's family is rather in shambles at the beginning, but mends together in the end - but the journey to the end is filled with obstacles along the way that provide the interest and drama for this story.

Higman writes inspirational fiction very well, and "Winter In Full Bloom" is one of her best yet. I hope that she will continue on with the story of Lily's sister, Camille Violet - I'd like to know how her life turns out as well!

About The Author:

AHigmanBest-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

Find out more at Anita’s website

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.
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Wendy Lohr said...

This sounds like a really intriguing read! I know what you mean about being an only child and wondering what it would be like to have a brother or sister, especially a twin! Great review...I'll definitely check this book out when I get the chance. :)

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Beth Hoffman said...

Oh my goodness ... the cover is beautiful.