The Art of Breathing By Janie Devos

Kathryn is stricken with TB and must leave her family and travel to Pellham to fight her illness.  While she is at Pellham she connects with her roommates and her fellow garden enthusiasts.  Her new friendships cause her to evaluate her current life choices and envision another future for her and her son.   I loved Kathyrn’s faith and strength in such adverse circumstances and her cast of supporting characters is fantastic.  There are a few really good surprises along the way which I won’t spoil for you.  This is a great read, a story of hope and new beginnings and coming home.

Setting Free the Kites by Alex George

Robert’s life is normal and predictable till Nathan happens to find him while he is being bullied and turn his life upside down.  The boys form a fast and deep friendship that propels them through family tragedies and triumphs.  Their bond is deep and lasting and it will stay with them always.  A touching story of growing up and living life outside your comfort zone.  Face it we all had the one friend who pushed us and made us better, and for Robert Nathan is that friend.  Priceless, true and authentic.  A great read.

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

This novel is a thriller that grips you at page one and keeps a hold on you till you read the last word.  I don’t want to say too much here so I don’t ruin anything for you. I will just say that things are seldom what they seem and if you like suspense and thrillers than add this one to your TBR pile.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir A Novel by Jennifer Ryan

I enjoyed this look at life in an English village during the second world war.  The new choir master encourages the ladies of Chillbury to keep on singing and they do.  The town is full of interesting women from the midwife with a past she would rather forget, to the daughters of the towns elite, to the refugee with stories of her own the women and the town are as varied as they come.  The story itself is told mostly in a journal style format which gives it a special touch.

Juliet’s Answer One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon

This novel was really cool, it is the story of a man who goes to Italy to answer letters that lovers write to Juliet and await her answer.  Kind of like a mystical Dear Abby I guess.  I loved seeing behind the scenes of how such a thing gets done, and I loved the little details in the novel’s description that made it feel so real.  This might be a great valentine book for the bookworms you love.

Always by Sarah Jio

Always is the story of a woman caught between two men, caught between her past and her two futures.  Kailey Crane has always known what she wants and when she meets equally driven rising star Cade McAllistar the sparks fly and soon the two are destined for each other, until it all ends in the blink of an eye.  Hurt and saddened Kailey picks up the pieces and moves on.  When she falls for Ryan she things she has found true love again but she has never been able to put Cade behind her and when their paths cross again she can’t help but help him even though it leaves her doubting the future she was so sure of.  I loved the tension between Kailey and Ryan and Cade and the way the story is woven through time and the narrative switches between past and present.   A story about not only love, but the way love connects us together forever.