Friday, January 24, 2014

Strangers - Review & Giveaway

Review by Darcey Pickett

Love blooms from grief…

Grief is a cruel emotion that steals happiness and brings despair.  Abby is beautiful, young and on the verge of her happily ever after.  Fate steps in and deals a cruel hand on what was to be the most romantic day of her life.  From the depths of her depressions, she steps out on that fateful anniversary to do as she has done for the last few years, spending time at the local coffee shop, planning the rest of the emotionally draining day’s events.  Gazing around at her surroundings she catches his eye, eyes that bear the unmistakable mark of grief.

Bryce, yum…Bryce is a handsome, sweet and thoughtful man, who knows too well how overwhelming grief can be.  He too has lost a piece of his soul.  Being new to the area, he finds his way to the same coffee shop where he immediately connects with this beautiful stranger.

Their relationship is built on a strong foundation of friendship, respect and love.  Both Abby and Bryce are experiencing the haunting of their lost loves.  Can they silence the ghostly voices?

Strangers is AL Parks debut novel, however after blazing through this beautifully emotional story, I found it hard to believe that a debut novel could offer such depth.  This book took me on an emotional roller coaster of their relationship.  I adore the way this story developed.  It was a breath of fresh air that the couple – Abby and Bryce didn’t fall into immediate love or lust.  It took a path of a sought after fantasy most women have – friendship first.  If you are looking for a new type of romance, I highly recommend you get your hands on Strangers and fall in love with a new author, AL Parks.

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About the Author:
Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, A.L. Parks has spent the last 25 years moving all over the United States. Married to the Navy - well a man in the Navy - Parks has lived in various places throughout the United States. Now she resides in the Washington D.C area, and loves every minute. She has four children, and one spoiled German Shepard.

2013 marked her debut in publishing. Her first novel, Strangers, released on her 45th birthday. She was amazed at how many people fell in love with a story about two people dealing with grief, and finding love again. Abby and Bryce were the perfect couple to introduce Parks as an up-and-coming author.

Her second novel, The Return, released in December 2013. A wonderful Christmas romance, it is the first book in the Return To Me series. Book two, Return To Newport, is set to release in Spring 2014.

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