Monday, August 25, 2014

Winter in Full Bloom

Winter in Full Bloom

5 Stars

Book Description

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.

My Review

Anita Higman brings us a story that will take the reader, or at least it did me, on an emotional rollercoaster ride.  We meet Lily winter and journey with her from Texas to Australia looking for answers, hoping to let go of past betrayals and maybe finding her inner self once again.  she experienced a rather bleak childhood being raised by nannies while her mother basically ignored her.  Last year her husband died suddenly of a heart attack and recently her daughter left for college.  On a visit to her mother she is informed, for the first time, that she has an identical twin sister that was adopted when she was a baby.  Lily sets out on a journey in search of her sister in hopes to make a connection which leads her to Australia.  Unfortunately her journey leads to mare questions than answers, but it also brings wonderful suprises.  This is a beautifully written story with lots of imagery that will keep the reader turning the pages.  This is a  story that will literally pull the reader in.  I would recommend it to anyone. 

Meet the Author

image: anita headshotBest-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has forty 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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