Welcome to Day 4 of the Amazing Jennifer Peel Book Giveaway! I hope you are enjoying the books so far, and are sharing and commenting (DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT ON THE FACEBOOK POSTS!!!). In case you missed the last review, be sure to check it out here.
I’m so excited to talk to you about The Girl in Seat 24B. If you want to win an e-copy of this book (or any of Jennifer’s books), be sure to enter the book competition by liking Jennifer’s Facebook page and My Facebook page, sharing this post, and then commenting on why this review sparked your interest. The most intiruiging, alluring comment will win an e-copy of choice. So yes, you can enter every day, and then have the hard task of picking which book you want.
Also each share will enter you into the $25.00 Amazon gift card draw. The lucky winner of that competition will be announced in a video post end of this week. So be sure to like and share!!!
The Girl in Seat 24B
One red eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life. Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her. But soon she would find out that her dream life didn’t fall in line with her husband’s expectations.
Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in-laws. Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself.
This is a beautiful story of one woman’s strength and determination as she finds the will to move forward and be happy while the life she had grown to love crumbles around her. It is a story of a man who has lost his way and may lose it all if he can’t find his way back.
The Girl in Seat 24B is a story of love and forgiveness.
Carly and Michael Bishop have been married for 10 years when Bishop (that’s what Carly always calls him) decides to leave his wife and 2 kids. He is unhappy with his life, the state of his job,… and a break from his family seems like the ideal solution to him.
Years ago when they first met, he was so in love with Carly, the Girl in Seat 24B, he even kept a blog of their life and love together. Now all seems lost.
Soon after Bishops leaves, Carly discovers she is pregnant, and is at a loss as what to do.
Bishop chooses his career, and own selfish needs over his family, and soons starts taking on more and more out of state assignments covering bigger and bigger stories. Meanwhile Carly is left picking up the pieces of their broken family, and trying to still hold onto the dream of them reconciling. She finds help, and even friendship in the most unlikely of allies, her parents-in-law. They really step up and pick up the slack for their son, taking Carly to the doctor, babysitting, soccer practice, soccer games,…
Carly goes above and beyond proving to be the understanding and supporting wife, waiting for Bishop to realize the mistake he made in leaving. Yet she is realistic, and starts up her own business within a few weeks of him leaving (and gets very successful at it). She learns to do everything for herself as much as possible, but still holds out on closing the door completely for him.
I found this an emotional roller coaster of a read. I kept hoping for a HEA, yet the more I read, the more I started to hate Bishop. He was such a selfish pig, I couldn’t believe the stuff he put Carly, the kids and his parents through. I kept thinking I don’t think I could ever be that patient, forgiving, and understanding. I think I would have slapped him early into the book, I tell you. I felt all kinds of negative emotions. Yet to then read on and see the subtle changes, and see the possibility of this going in the right direction gave me hope that there could be a good ending to all of this heartache.
It takes true talent on the author’s part to take such a realistic situation, rip it to shreds whilst you go through all of the emotions associated with it, and then tie the whole thing toghether again, restoring your faith in a happy ending after such an emotionally heartwrenching read! Miss Peel does what many attempt. This book is for readers looking for a mature, thought provoking read, that will leave you changed somehow. All I can add to it is, give it a go, you will nog regret it.
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Jennifer is a fifth generation Colorado native who currently calls Alabama home.She is the mother of three amazing children who have grown up way too fast. Jennifer enjoys the mountains, vacations at the beach, date night with her husband, late night talks with her kiddos, touring model homes, and pink bubblegum ice cream.
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