Friday, February 25, 2011

LEAVING BEFORE IT’S OVER by Jean Reynolds Page

Publisher: Avon A
Date published: August 2010
ISBN 978-0061876929
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Obtained by publisher

Roy and Rosalind Vines have had a happy marriage which has given them two girls. Roy gave up a lot when he married Rosalind. His family was against the marriage and never forgave him when he left. But Rosalind is the love of his life and is more than worth it. Then hard times hit when the business isn’t doing so well. Rosalind gets sick and needs a specialist and there isn’t enough money. Roy decides to go back to his family and ask for help.

When he returns, he has a teenage boy with him, who believes Roy is his father from his first marriage. Now Rosalind is fighting with a new job to help ends meet, the diagnostic of her sickness and another teenager in the house. It doesn’t help that Roy’s twin brother, Mont seems to want to push his will onto everyone.

I did enjoy this read. It isn’t something I would normally pick up if I saw it in a book shop, but once I started it, I didn’t want to stop reading. I often find these kinds of stories a bit boring, but this one moved along at a really good pace. The secrets that were being hidden were revealed in a timely fashion, to those it mattered most and I completely loved the characters Roy and Rosalind. They are really a strong couple who are having a lot to deal with. Roy is a pillar of strength, not only for Rosalind, but also for Lucas and his own girls. He’s a real keeper in my book. I got to really root for them that everything would work out in the end. LEAVING BEFORE IT’S OVER is a great story about family values and what being a family really means. I loved it!

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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