Published by Jennifer Peel on September 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Clean
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
There once were two couples, neighbors in fact, but like most neighbors today, hardly a word was spoken in passing. What they knew of each other mostly consisted of what was inadvertently heard through the wall that divided their townhomes. The Langstons and the Russos had more in common than they both knew. Both couples were newly married and terribly unhappy, each for different reasons of course. Scott and Jenna Langston were facing an incurable disease and Ava and Peter Russo were plagued with heartache and betrayal. Too often, Scott could hear Ava crying through the wall. He wondered what would make such a beautiful woman so sad, but he had enough of his own problems, he couldn’t worry about what was happening on the other side of the wall. On occasion, Ava could hear Scott’s pleas for his wife to be well. She wanted to offer help and comfort, but she was too physically and emotionally exhausted to reach out across the wall. Eventually, Ava’s crying ceased and her name changed. Scott’s pleas went quiet as they went unanswered. Now, instead of two couples, there were two very lonely heartbroken individuals divided by a wall, each trying to deal with the hand they had been dealt.
In an Oyster Shell – If you love stories like Return to me like I do, this is a must read!
The Pearls – Right before I got all of Jennifer’s books in my hot little hands, I was lamenting that it doesn’t seem like you come across quality chick stories anymore. Remember the good old days of While You Were Sleeping, You’ve Got Mail, and Knotting Hill. Cute, romantic stories that left you feeling like happy endings really can happen in this contemporary world. Peel has renewed my hope in such stories. She truly has a gift for quaint romances, I think the world needs more of them.
It is not often that a synopsis of the book does justice to the story. It was not so for this book, The synopsis was like a story in itself that unfolded into the book. Every ounce of this book from cover, to description, to title, to actually story crafted this beautiful tale! It is the whole package.
This story left me with plenty of images, I felt like was pulled right into the book. I was eating dinner with Scott and Ava. I was getting my hair done by Scott’s mother. This story absolutely suspended my belief. My favorite scene is when they are at the aquarium and Scott is teaching his lessons. (He is a marine biologist).
This book deals a lot with reconciling the past so it does not hinder your future. I feel like there were some real applicable to life principals, I as the reader pulled out of this book.
The Sand – This was a wonderfully crafted story.