New from J.B. Hartnett!
Watching the Sky Cry a beautifully written, emotional story which is now live!
Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.
Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.
That one is me.
But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…
I was his sky.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
Watching the Sky Cry by J.B. Hartnett is an emotional story about Riley, who was left alone and devastated when she lost her husband. Moving back home closer to her family was going to be a way of healing and starting over, but it also brings her back to her first love and some family secrets.
“Sometimes, it’s not until you close your eyes that you know the true beauty of the world around you.”
It was an emotional and a heartwarming story about, love, loss, grief, second chances, first love, strength, family, and secrets. I liked Riley, and my heart went out to her with all she had to endure. Quentin was an interesting character he was slightly broken, but one thing for sure he had never stopped loving Riley.
“You are my heart. You are my saviour. You are my sky.”
I enjoyed the story was different that I expected. I did think that some areas were rushed and that could have been explored more as a lot happens. Julie did keep me on my toes with the twist and turns that took me by surprise, in particular with some of the secondary characters. There was one secondary character that I thought while reading should have his own book, as I wanted to know what was going on in his head.
What I love about Julie and her writing is that she never fails to deliver an emotional story that will pull at your heartstrings and delivers a happy ever after.
Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The ‘writer’ part is that one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with Pi…the equation and the food. She’s allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.
She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.