- File Size: 1982 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XZWWQNC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,672 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Morrow's Horizon (The Morrow Women Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
copy provided for honest review
hero = 9 heroine = 9 secondary characters = 10
Chemistry = 10 steam = 9 romance = 10 humor = 9
darkness level = 3 enjoyment = 9 story line = 10
character development = 10 pacing = 10 POV= dual
ending = HEA cover = 10 stars = 5 author = 9
would I recommend this book = yes
would I re read this book = yes
would I read future books by this author = yes
~ 4.5 Stars ~
Debut novel that made a refreshing change from the norm. Morrow’s Horizon is a little bit of something special, touted as a debut I was in awe at the depth and thoroughness of this read. At about halfway through I wondered if perhaps this was written under a pen name and had a little nosy around to see if I could find anything. But nope…not a thing! I have to say, Morrow’s Horizon is an extremely accomplished piece of writing and utterly deserves to do very, very well. Debut’s tend to be rough around the edges and contain a lot of silly errors, have a plot hole or two and often times the depth of characters isn’t as it should be. This is so not the case in Sierra Kumming’s book.
The pace of the novel is good, the writing style flows naturally; I never found myself feeling the need to skip anything or found myself bored with over/under descriptive narrative. Dialogue felt very true and natural which for me is quite important, it can say a lot about how an author observes and takes note of their surroundings and I find that this then transfers into how they write. Some of the subject matters contained within Sierra Kumming’s book are difficult but I found that the author approached these empathetically and with a good knowledge and understanding of what she was writing. Again; another huge plus point for me. If an author can educate a reader, without making it seem like a lesson, then for me that author truly knows what they are doing. I think Sierra managed a little of that in Morrow’s Horizon.
Let’s talk story without giving too much away. I wouldn’t call Morrow’s Horizon a slow burner, it doesn’t read that way but sometimes the book felt that way. Perhaps it took a little longer than I liked to get into the story, was worth the wait because I hit a point and there was no turning back. I think what is pushed to the forefront of the book is the ‘family’ theme, the foundation of the story rests on these sisters and how they live their lives so closely intertwined. All have very different personalities and all fit their purpose as secondary characters. In hindsight, I think the worlds of these sisters revolves around the little girl I am hoping and praying that Sierra has plans for the rest of these ladies; she has a great series potential in these women. The main character of Morrow’s Horizon is Sara and boy what a character she is. Unafraid to voice her opinion and embrace her sexuality she is a breath of fresh air. Not overly in your face or brash or boisterous; just a woman wanting what she wants and being mindful of her responsibilities while doing so. I liked Sara Morrow, such an endearing character. Jacob Ramirez was a lot more complex than Sara that’s for sure and it took him a long while to come into his own but when he did his world opened for him. He definitely had his struggles, then again, the book wouldn’t be half of what it is without those. His demons are a crucial part of the plot.
The story itself was engaging, extremely so. Written in dual POV I think we got a greater insight into everything and I was really pleased Morrow’s Horizon was written this way. It’s my favourite way to read, I like being in the heads of both characters, I feel a greater understanding overall. There seems to be just enough of everything going on in this book. A little suspense, a little drama, a little angst, a bit of dreaming…and a whole lot of love. There are some heart-breaking moments too and Sierra Kumming’s really does put the reader through their paces. I was laughing, sniffling (because I don’t cry unless you’re pulling my heart to pieces and I don’t think the author wanted to do that here), cheering, scowling. Every emotion was enveloped within the pages of this book and it was such a pleasure to read. I was rooting for these characters the whole way. My only major grief with the book is a plot point, it’s quite a big one and didn’t seem to fit Sara’s character, it involved the manipulative woman that is Elise so perhaps that impacted on Sara’s actions during that scene. Who knows? It just didn’t quite fit for me, that was it. Nothing else.
Giving a 4 ½ star rating for a debut novel is almost unheard of for me. I’m extremely excited about this author. Sierra Kumming’s debut novel, Morrow’s Horizon, shines like a star. She has some awesome potential and I can’t wait to see how this author grows and goes from strength to strength. I’m really looking forward to what she gives us next. Sign me up, fan in the making.
Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire gives this 4 ½ well deserved stars – with a side of the warm and fuzzies!
Jacob is an ex Marine who is now the CFO of his family bank. He is traumatised by what took place during the war and he is plagued with flashbacks. These can be triggered by what most would consider normal during the day and he has nightmares to contend with as well. Although, he has his own coping mechanisms, he loses control on the occasions when these attacks take him by surprise. He lives on his own for fear of anyone witnessing what he considers to be a weakness.
Sara works for a bank and dedicates her spare time fundraising for the veterans and helping her sister to look after her niece Tessa who is confined to a wheelchair. She is commitment phobic because of her parents' breakup but that doesn't stop her from fantasising about Jacob.
One chance meeting leads to a connection between Sara and Jacob but that's followed by a misunderstanding. In some ways, they both want the same thing but she has trust issues and he has a fear of hurting others as well as rejection. These are the reasons why he has a mutual agreement with Elise. Bed buddies without commitments until he uncovers her betrayal.
Sara and Jacob can't forget about each other and start a passionate relationship which is marred by one misunderstanding after another. These create a lot of heartaches and uncertainties. Then, there is the spoilt and despicable Elise who doesn't know how to take a hint. Can Sara and Jacob get over the numerous barriers to have the life that they deserve together?
This is quite an emotional journey but there is fun and laughter along the way. I like the Morrow family and how they stick together through thick and thin. Sara is hardworking, kind and considerate. Jacob is caring despite his own difficulties. They get each other even when they are struggling with their own feelings. I found that some parts of the story could have been more convincing, otherwise it's a captivating and heartwarming storyline. A great debut for this author.
I received a complimentary eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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