Thursday, August 22, 2013

Anita Higman’s “Winter in Full Bloom” Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party! {8/29

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 Ausie, 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.

MY THOUGHTS-This book took a lot of time and patience to get through. And I mean that in a good way. It is a normal size novel but what is inside will drain you and then strengthen and encourage you. I can't even begin to share what I got out of Winter in Full Bloom but I will give you just a glimpse of what made me love it so much, enough to put it on my keeper shelf.

You start the book and immediately meet a little cutie who is helping a woman, Lily Winters, get through her fear of flying. In a very unique way I might add:) If only I had someone like her the first time I flew. But the first part of the story is told in perspective of Lily telling this little girl what happened. In short, she finds out from her mother in a very odd way that she has a sister she never knew. So she flies across the world to Australia to find her. And when she can't find anything about her, she stumbles upon Marcus. I have to tell you, he was probably my favorite character in the whole book. More about that later:) Lily finds her sister but the story doesn't stop there. I don't want to give anything away so I won't tell more about the trail of forgiveness, reconciliation, peace and love.

As I mentioned above, Marcus is my hero, in more ways than one. Not only is he kind and gracious with Lily, even making her laugh when she didn't think she had any more joy, but he is quite the character. I found myself drawn to his quiet strength and his weaknesses. Marcus is a man who has known trouble but isn't letting it drag him down, at least to a point. You will also find something very adorable in a little bookshop part. I loved it and had tears in my eyes! I actually had tears in my eyes more than once. You will laugh and cry but it will be well worth your time reading Winter in Full Bloom. Loved it Anita!!


Anita Higman's latest novel, Winter in Full Bloom, has just released. She's teamed up with her publisher, River North Fiction, for a fun giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on August 29th.


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD

  • Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman

  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th.Winner will be announced August 29th at the Winter in Full Bloom Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Anita will be hosting a book chat, talking about family, announcing the winner of the Kindle Fire, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at her next book.

    So grab your copy of Winter in Full Bloom and join Anita on the evening of August 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


    **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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