Friday, August 9, 2013

Faith, Secrets, Reunions, Love -- Winter in Full Bloom

From the beautiful cover with sparkling snowflakes all the way to the very last page, Anita Higman's Winter in Full Bloom is a delightful book!  The story made me smile, made me cry, and made me fall in love with the captivating cast of characters.

Lily Winter, the "star of the show," is someone I would love to spend time with.  She takes life seriously but also learns how to enjoy her journey.  Her faith is important and shows up in her day-to-day choices.  Marcus, Camille, Iris, Julie, Jenny, and Dragan each add their own unique flavor to the story.

Anita tells her story in an engaging way, filling in details of the back stories when and how they are needed.  And her characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional, enticing the reader into really caring about their outcomes.

If you enjoy well-written stories with just the right amounts of faith, secrets, reunions, and love, I would highly recommend you spend the couple of evenings it takes to read Winter in Full Bloom.

Thanks to the author and to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Read what other readers have to say about the book here. 


A giveaway:  I have an extra copy of Winter in Full Bloom that I would like to share with a lucky reader.  Comment below by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, and I'll pick a winner! 

About the Book

Lily Winter's wings are folded so tightly around her daughter that when empty nest arrives, she feels she can no longer fly. But Lily's lonely, widowed life changes in a heartbeat when she goes to visit a woman who is almost a stranger to her -- a woman who also happens to be her mother. During their fiery reunion, her mother reveals a dark family secret that she'd been hiding for decades -- Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies.

Without looking back, Lily -- with her fear of flying -- boards a jumbo jet and embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads half way around the world to Melbourne, Australia. She is befriended by an imprudent Aussie who might prove to be the key to finding her sister. But her journey becomes a circle that leads her back home to attempt a family reunion and to find the one dream she no longer imagined possible -- the chance to fall in love again.

About the Author
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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  1. It would be so surprising to learn that you had a sinking much less a twin. I would love to read Lily's story!


  2. This book sounds awesome and I absolutely love this cover!! I would love to win a copy and thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway!!