Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog Tour *GIVEAWAY* 4 and 1/2 Star Review Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.


"I received a complementary copy in exchange for an honest review"

As a military wife I have always feared of losing my husband during a war or tragic event, however those were not the cards we were dealt.  My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal prostate cancer at age 43 about 2 months ago.  I never thought I would have to face life without him in it at such a young age.  So for me this was an incredibly hard book to read.  To see what I possibly have to deal with and overcome was an emotional smack in the face.  

That being said this was also not an easy book to review because it is just one of those books you must read to understand and truly appreciate the characters and their story.  

Three friends grow up together Tripp, Liam and Wrynn.  Liam and Wrynn are brother and sister and are lucky enough to find a best friend in Tripp for both of them.  As fate would have it Tripp and Wrynn not only find true friendship but a once in a life time love you find only with a soul mate. 

Now Wrynn has suffered the horrible loss of her husband Tripp and must continue on with her life, a day to day struggle to just climb out of bed and find her tomorrow.  Wrynn may struggle at times but she has a strength in her she discovers throughout the book to not just find her tomorrow but start the healing of her heart and soul.  

"Tripp was my best friend, my lover, my confidant, my soul mate. He was the salt to my pepper. He was the peanut butter to my chocolate, and he alone brought me love and hope and joy. Together we created our three beautiful girls and together we looked at the world as ours to conquer. In short, he was my other half, the part that completed me."

How do you recover from your heart and soul being ripped away from you?? It just crushed me.  But Wrynn has not only her daughters to help her through this loss but the support of the world’s best brother, parents and friends.

I don’t know how anyone comes to terms with losing your heart, but with this book I just might have hope in finding my tomorrow.  

"You're my everything. You're the reason I breathe, the reason I live. I can't imagine my life without you. I've loved you forever, and that love will never die." 

If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!