.“A story that captures your heart and continues you thinking about it long after you fall asleep.”
Autumn Nash lives a nomadic existence with her harvest-travelling father, except every summer when they return to one place like clockwork…Ligonier, PA. But this season, Autumn meets a young man who changes her world and makes her long for more.
Eric Foster has been sent to stay the summer in Ligonier with his grandfather in hopes of altering his path as his life spirals downward. His direction changes the moment he sees Autumn; he knows his very reason for breathing is solely to be with her.
When Autumn is ripped away from Ligonier, she leaves Eric confused and devastated that their time is over. Both teens struggle through the years gone by without the other. Will Autumn ever see the boy who changed her life again? Will Eric wait for her? Will Autumn ever make it back to Ligonier? And what will happen when buried secrets surface?
Discover a love that takes you back to what it’s all about—the confusing, yet simplistic, beginnings of falling in love and watch it evolve into something that takes your breath away.
Autumn’s Dance takes us through a young woman turmoil filled life, living a nomadic life with her father, without her mother. She has always been told that her mother didn’t want her and walked off, by a father who stays drunk. But who he she to say otherwise. She just accepts what he say and goes where he takes her. But, never being in one place for very long, is hard on a girl and she wants something more. She meet this mystery guy Eric, they both are drawn to each other, but good ole’ daddy has other plans.
This groups of characters in this small was so easy to fall in love with, they were so sweet and caring. Well, except for Autumn’s awful drunk father, he was a piece of ****, we’ll go with piece of work. Most of the kids that were Autumn’s age grew up in Ligonier, but they accept her in their fold without question and waited each year for her to return. Autumn was such a strong girl for everything she had been through. Never living in one place for very long, having a both verbally and physically abusive drunk father. I don’t know how she stayed so sweet and kind, never being bitter. It was admirable.
Autumn’s horrible father learns of feelings for the boy she has met in Ligonier this season and yanks her away from him, her friends and the people who truly care for her. He puts her in dangerous situations, but the whole time Eric Foster is searching for her. This mans determination and love for her warmed my heart. There are so many things that happened that I want to tell you about but I would never want to ruin the story, but I will tell you the little twist at the end, made me so happy and I was smiling from ear to ear. But it took a lot of heartache, family secrets and betrayals coming out from those in their lives for both Autumn and Eric to get there.
Autumn’s Dance was a tragically captivating story that tear at your heart strings, but so such a beautiful one. I can’t recommend it enough.
‘She may not hear, but her world is far from silent’
Winter Harris had everything she ever thought she needed–a soulmate, a best friend, and the one person in this entire world who made life worth living. He was her everything–until he was ripped from her life.
Nolan Reed never thought he would lose his heart the first day at his new school, but he had no choice the moment he laid eyes on Winter Harris. The only problem was, she wasn’t his to love.
When a tragedy occurs, lives are changed in ways they can never come back from. Will the years gone by be enough to fix the shattered pieces of Winter’s heart? Can Nolan ever be enough to help heal it?
‘A delicately handled heartache, that will leave you breathless and thinking about it long after you have finished reading’
Winter’s Song is the second book in the Seasons Names series, and both of the books can be read as standalones. In this we first meet Winter when she a young child and watch her grow up with the neighbor boy, Connor. He has been there with her through everything even when her father died. Winter is deaf, and he learned early on to use sign language to be able to speak with her. They were best friends, that until highs school when something changed. Feeling…. Winter and Conner were the picture perfect couple.
Winter and Conner are planning out their lives, going to school, where they would go after they graduated. The normal things that high school students do. Winter has never even glanced in another guys direction, until Nolan, the new guy came to their school. She couldn’t put her finger on what it was about him, she loved Conner. And that was that. I have to say, I really liked Winter, she might have been deaf and not necessarily be able to speak her mind but she sure sign exactly what she wanted she was thinking, let me tell you, she was quite a spunky little thing too. I think that Gai did an amazing job handling Winter’s deafness, this girl wasn’t meek or passive, she was out there living like everyone else. Nothing was going to stop her. Now, Conner was the noble to the end kinda guy, sweet, smart, and all kinds of handsome too.
Everything was going so good when tragedy hits and changes everything for Winter and her course of life she was thinking she was on. Her pain was palpable. Her family supported her, and her friends tried as well. But she just pulled farther away. My heart ached for her, and I wondered if she would be able to recover from this loss? Would anyone be able to pull her back from her abyss? I cried a lot, it was so heart wrenching but I had to know what happened. It was quite a journey following Winter on her way back, but it was so worth it.
Winter’s Song was a beautifully written story of sadness, grief and healing, and certainly one that you will need some tissues handy for.
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