Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Forever Yours: A Review

By Kelly Bridgewater

Back Cover Copy: 

Enjoy the rollercoaster ride five modern couples take on the road that leads them back into a love that was meant to be. The ex-wife reads his work of fiction for an eye-opening revelation. The missing fiancée is returned to her home. A desperate wife gets one last Christmas with her husband before they divorce. The busy housewife wakes up to the drift occurring in her marriage. The low-key mom suddenly encounters her son’s high-profile dad.

My Thoughts: 
Forever Yours is a nine hundred page book, so I couldn't wait to get lost in some of the stories and spend a lot of time there. This book's cover was beautiful with the husband and wife on the cover looking toward the title in their wedding attire as the day ends. 

Each individual story does allow each couple to show the struggles that normal married couples go through. While most stories like to make marriage look like a piece of cake with no true dilemma. These stories did a good job at allowing the fairy tale endings to appear more realistic. I truly enjoy that part of the stories. Also, I enjoy the idea of second chances for individuals. It is such a strong cord in who I am, so I loved that idea for the stories. 

The writing of each author is top notch and made me feel like I was really there, experiencing the dilemma that each character has been facing. I understood the individual thoughts, struggles, and emotions. The setting and point of view were top notch. Like I would expect from these individual authors. 

I wish some of the stories were longer, so I could spend more time with the characters. I felt like I got dropped in the middle of their struggles and didn't really get to spend a lot of time knowing each individual character. It would have been nice to see them more developed. 

I received a complimentary copy of Forever Yours from Barbour Publishing through Netgalley and the opinions stated are all my own. 

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