A Reader's Opinion: MOVING ON by Annette Bower
A Prairie Romance
A READER'S OPINION
Moving On is a beautifully written story about healing, and struggling to find a fresh start after a tragic loss.
Anna and Nick share a journey to become a whole again after each have gone through more than what the average person can understand. What stood out to me most was how the author approached the grief of both characters. Neither is perfect and yet they are each what the other needs. Anna struggles with her growing feelings because she is unsure if she could risk losing someone else. Nick needs to discover who he is as a changed man and how that will affect his future.
I wish there had been a little more to the ending but the characters and the easy reading style made this a sweet and enjoyable book to read. The setting is just right for the story and Anna's neighbors are sure to make you smile. But what about Nick and Anna? Will they be able to put their fears and loss behind them? Will they find a way to use their tragedies to become stronger? The answers are worth finding out.
Reviewer's Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 1 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Anna is a mysterious young widow who just moved to Regina Beach. The residents of the small town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. She meets Nick, a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, until a horrific accident sent him home to recover from his injuries sustained in an IED explosion. He helps Anna feel safe and comfortable in her new environment, just as he has always done for his men in strange, dangerous places. Meanwhile, he focuses on preparing for his future physical endurance test to prove that he is capable of returning to active duty. Because Anna doesn’t talk about her past and Nick doesn’t talk about his future, she is shocked to discover that his greatest wish is to return to active duty. Afraid of getting hurt, she won’t love a man who may die on the job again. Intellectually, she knows that all life cycles end, but emotionally, she doesn’t know if she has the strength to support Nick.
Print Length: 212 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.
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