Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: FINDING HER WAY BACK by Heather Van Fleet

I'm on a mission to catch up on ALLLLLL the things that I've let slide for the past several months. There have been so many cool things happening behind the scenes in Brockville. Bookish things. Personal things. Things, things, things. Anyhow, time has been slipping away at an alarming rate. Like, I can't even believe it's been two months since Christmas. Which is around the time I first read Heather Van Fleet's new release. That's right. Because I'm the worst kind of friend, it has taken me over two months to write this review.

But before I tell you all about FINDING HER WAY BACK, I have a small announcement to make. Because I piled too much on my plate last year, and don't want to repeat the process this year, I've decided to dial it back a little. One of the areas I'm cutting down on is blogging. You might have noticed less posts here, on this blog, but the biggest difference is I'll be leaving The Midnight Society. It was a very hard decision, since I love that blog SO much. But this allows for someone else to come in who can post more awesome stuff more often. 

So, there was a little of this:

But I'm okay now. And if you haven't checked out this AWESOME horror lit blog, you need to. You need to. YOU NEED TOOOOOO.

Alrighty. Let's get to this review, shall we?

About FHB:
Meet Callie, a chubby-sexy nineteen-year-old girl who fears high heels, commitments, and has a love/hate relationship with her running shoes. Nine months of college down the drain and all she has to show for it is her freshman thirty. 

But alas, life has other crap plans for her--one that includes a strict regiment of "do this and do that" from her she-devil sister, all while trying to avoid the unavoidable. The unavoidable being Ky: the ex-best friend-turned-sex god who lives across the street. 

Meet Ky; a nineteen-year-old wanna be country music singer and a boy-turned-man who still wears a proverbial skateboard around his neck from wasted high school days. When Callie returns home, he realizes that she's exactly the muse he's been missing all this time. 

Now, if only she can stop running long enough to find out where their love could lead. FINDING HER WAY BACK is a new adult novel about finding love while learning how to love yourself. For all the chubby-sexy girls who tend to feel invisible, this one's for you!

My reveiw:

Finding Her Way Back was full of wonderful, you guys. I mean, I pretty much devoured it like it was a chocolate cupcake with double frosting. First, you have a spunky, authentic heroine, who makes mistakes, and has past regrets. Then you have a realistic blue-collar hero, who is sweet and understanding and so, so swoon worthy. Add a strong and diverse supporting cast, and you have a winner winner tear-jerker dinner-- er, story.

When I say this story is a tear jerker, I ain't lyin'. From the halfway point to the end, every other page I was like this:

And this:

There are some tough scenes in this one, but they are written with grace and class. The character's reactions are authentic. Finding Her Way Back will definitely have your feels twisted up like a pretzel. Which is just how I like mine after a reading a good book.


About the author:
Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby—and high school sweet heart, Chris—as well as a mom to her three little girls Kelsey, Emma, and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they're water.

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