2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Haven from the Storm by Sarah Dosher: An ARC review


Book Description:

“If you’re going to make me cry, at least be there to wipe away the tears…”

Most were asleep in their beds the night Lily Grace’s entire world was ripped apart, leaving only darkness and torment in its place. The only remaining person she depended on abandoned her without a second thought…or so that’s what Lily has believed for the past four years.

Dean Haven has returned for one reason—to win Lily’s love again. He’s already broken her heart because of the demons that haunt him. Can his desire for Lily keep him from succumbing to those demons again?

Dean has no idea what awaits him when he tries to fight his way back into Lily’s life. Everything he remembers has changed, including Lily.

Is love enough when you’re forced to weather the storms life has blown your way?

Due to content and subject matter, suggested for readers 16 years of age and older.

My Thoughts <3:

Oh My! I have had the amazing opportunity to ARC Haven from the Storm. I love when authors contact me about checking out their new books! This was by far one of the most heart wrenching books I have read lately!

The best way for me to describe this book is that if you LOVED Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, you will LOVE this book as well! Another aspect of this book that I loved is that it referenced one of my all time fav books, The Sea of Tranquility.

I absolutely love when a new book is published, and it is current. I love how Sarah took real life events and created an awesome story. To me this story could be true. I could see several students that I have taught with the issues that Dean and Lilly both face. There is a life lesson to learn within this book.

Lilly is one of the strongest women I’ve read about.  She has been dealt a bad hand, has pushed everyone away, and feels like everything is her fault.

Dean is a runner.  When the going gets tough, so does Dean.  In fact, his running has cause Lilly SO much heartache.

Their bond is super strong.  There are questions of whether Lilly will allow Dean back into her life, will she be able to overcome her past, fears, and events that continue to hold her back?

I will say that one character that I feel needs his own personal shout out is Red.  He’s a hawk that I believe plays one of the most important role in this entire novel!  I hope that everyone has a “Red” in their life.  Someone that is always there, looking out, and a constant.

There is more to this book than just a love story.  It’s about life, natural disasters, heartache, fear, hope, love, loss, abuse, mourning, acceptance, learning to trust again, and believing in yourself/ future!

This book took me less than 48hours to read… along with my Mommy duties. I couldn’t put it down! My only complaint is I wanted to see more in the future. I wish that Book #2 of this series continued the lives of Dean, Lilly, Derek, and Adley… but I’m sure it will move on to another storm in other peoples lives.

Haven from the Storm will be released on March 30th, 2013! I highly recommend that you 1-click this at your first opportunity!

Check out Sarah Dosher!




SftD girl

Coming September 2013 … Storms of Life #2


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