Winter in Full Bloom, by Anita Higman is seriously one of the best books that I've read this summer!
A mystery, a dysfunctional family, a serendipitous meeting, a reconciliation: will they lead to the one dream Lily no longer imagined possible - the chance to fall in love again?
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. Befriended by imprudent Ausie, he 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.
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.
Thoughts from OHM: This is seriously one of the best books that I've read lately. It was quite refreshing to fall in love with a book that wasn't Amish fiction! From the first page I was literally sucked into this wild and wonderful book. From the idea of separated twins that are now adults, to flying half across the world, to meeting the swoon-worthy Marcus, to having a hate-filled mother...this book just pulls on every emotion! NOT TO BE MISSED!
* Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, for free from Litfuse, in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. As always, any opinions stated are honest and my own.