- File Size: 1331 KB
- Print Length: 184 pages
- Publication Date: September 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074N7912Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lorna versus Laura: Lorna & Tristan Series #1 Kindle Edition
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"Lorna versus Laura is a twisting tale of grief and the lengths we will go to protect our own hearts." -Rebecca McCulloch, Author under pen name of Liv Barlett, who wrote The Monkey & Me novels
"The important messages it sends, such as the power of forgiveness and the necessity to move forward instead of living in the past, are dotted throughout the novel,making you root for the characters and hope for them to finally find their peace and a happy place despite all of the tragedies of the past." -Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Ellie Midwood
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This was a wonderful story of two people coping with the loss of loved ones. I enjoyed watching both Lorna and Tristan go on this journey of figuring out how to simply live again after going through so much pain. While the book does touch a little on faith and God, I wouldn't say it is the central theme of the book. Just like with the author's other novel, I really felt an emotional connection to the characters. I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a beautiful story of people overcoming grief.
I won an ebook copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
Laura is still trying to recover from the loss of her parents, who died in a tragic accident. When her young brother Chucky is conscripted in 1943 and is sent to the front, she is left absolutely alone, bitter and unsure of what to do with her life. The only person who happens to come to her rescue is a rather strange neighbor who slowly but inevitably finds his way into Laura’s heart. Only, he has a dark secret that may forever destroy the fragile new relationship the two broken souls share, unless Laura decides to finally find the strength in her to let go of the past…
I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and especially of the WWII era, and this story is not only very well-written but also meticulously researched. The important messages it sends, such as the power of forgiveness and the necessity to move forward instead of living in the past, are dotted throughout the novel, making you root for the characters and hope for them to finally find their peace and a happy place despite all of the tragedies of the past. I absolutely loved it, and I highly recommend it. Definitely a five star read!
This beautifully-written novel will make your heart ache for Lorna, a young woman in 1940s Cleveland, Ohio, that left behind her faith and home and burned all traces of her past after her little brother - the person she was supposed to protect - left to serve in World War II.
When Lorna moves to a new house to avoid the pain of her past, she initially pushes away all relationships and connections with other people...except her best friend Macy (May we all be so lucky to have a Macy in our lives!) won’t give up on her, and she can’t fight off her intrigue with her reclusive next-door neighbor who has a yard of rocks.
Though she is awkward and prickly, I wanted to jump in and hug Lorna as she struggled with her teaching career, the man next door, and her life as a big sister. I relished the relief she found in painting, and, without giving too much away, I celebrated when she rediscovered her faith and optimism.
Lovers of World War II fiction will appreciate the insight into homefront life in middle America and the impact that the war had on daily life in America.
This was the first book I’ve read by Hilston, and I’ll be looking for more! I felt so connected to the characters, and it was truly a can’t-put-it-down story!