Sunday, December 8, 2013


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Kendall Brooks has an impossible decision: Tell the truth or protect the lie?
She has buried herself in years of undergrad, medical school, and now her residency–hoping to leave behind what she is unable to face.
Her world is rocked to the core when she returns to her small hometown and runs smack dab into her first love, Adam McCoy.
Adam is the key. He stirs up old emotions that send Kendall spiraling back in time, remembering all the moments that led them to her ultimate deception.
Will revealing the truth of what transpired all those years ago provide her the self-forgiveness that she desperately craves or will her devastating secret destroy the only man she has ever truly loved, shattering her heart in its wake?

Review: ~by April

Let me start by saying this was not what I expected!  This was a fantastic read and I loved it.  I think this book was wonderfully written.  This is written with a one person POV.  There are a lot of unsuspected twists that keep your emotions going.  Have some tissue ready as you may just need it.
     Kendall Brooks has to return to her hometown ten years after she left to attend the funeral for her grandfather.  As she realizes, small towns rarely change and she is flooded with memories of her past home.
     It was here that she fell in love with Adam McCoy, her high school sweetheart.  He was her one and only true love.  They both had secrets and she ended up heart broken.  When she returns home will there be a chance for forgiveness?  Will there be a second chance for the love they both have even through the deceit and lies?
     Kendi threw herself into life and tried to bury her past. Will it come back in full force?  Will she keep up with the lie to protect the one she loves?  You have to READ THIS BOOK!  I will be watching for more from this author.
  I am giving this book a strong 4 star review.  I loved it.  Do yourself a favor and pick this book up and read it. You will not regret doing just that. My favorite quote from this book is from Adam.  “You know I wrote you every day for a year, even after the letters were sent back to me. You can’t imagine how much I wanted to get on a plane and come home to you, to beg for you to take me back.  I knew that I had lost you, but I didn’t know why.”

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I stood at the cold dark water’s edge, my reflection staring back at me from the glasslike surface. The reflection of a girl that I no longer knew. I breathed in the overwhelming scent of pine and recognized the tranquility that surrounded me. The soft hum of the city in the distance, the echo of an eagle’s cry overhead, the steady drum of my heart—the only sounds that could be heard in the quiet serenity that was present all around me. Inside an entirely different scene existed. Whirling thoughts, like hurricane-force winds, blew through my mind while a dark, thunderous storm was raging inside my soul, cutting the power to the central organ of my existence—my heart. I was destined to weather this storm on my own. After all, like Mother Nature, I was the controlling force behind these conditions. I threw a stone into the mirrored surface of the water before me and watched the small circular wave expand from the point where it broke through the stillness. It was hard not to think of the stone as the choice I had made, the choice that inevitably created waves in the smooth waters of my life. The first lie, like the first ripple in the water, seemed so small but quickly became more significant. Each wave growing in size and depth, impossible to stop. The effect from that one choice spread through my life like the ripple moving across the surface of the water. I longed for the stillness.
Meet the Author
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  L.D. Cedergreen has always enjoyed writing. It started as short stories, and later developed into poetry–some of which has been published–and now her first full-length novel. She’s a vivid day dreamer, a passionate reader, and a fan of all music. She is a small town girl at heart. Originally from Washington State, she now resides in Southern California with her husband and two little ones. As much as she would like to call herself a beach girl, she is–without a doubt– grounded by her small town roots.  


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