Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Tour Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane



Synopsis:


Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

Review:

First off, grab your tissues when you start this book...you will be hooked by the first few pages. There's so much I want to say about this book, but I don't want to give too much away, so this may be short and sweet.  I will say I saw this book going in a completely different direction than it ended up. This is a beautiful, heart wrenching romance but with an unconventional twist to it. Searching for Tomorrow is about a widowed wife of a solider, which makes her a single mom to some pretty amazing little girls, and a sister to a twin brother that is trying to keep her world together. 

Wrynn and Tripp have been together for years, starting out as friends and eventually allowing their love to blossom into the "happily-ever-after" kind of love. But that happily-ever-after never comes.  She's left to raise their girls alone, deal with her mother-in-law (WICKED woman) alone, and try to drudge through her so-called life...alone. Knowing from the very beginning she was a widow, and this was a love story, I wondered how Katie was going to share their story. I LOVED the way she did. We were given different POVs, but from the past. Wrynn told us of her love story through her memories, memories that were hauntingly beautiful. Reading through this story I "felt" every emotion Katie wrote, I could "see" the landscapes that she described and I shed the tears that fell from the raw words that were written. Yes, I cried, and my husband looked over at me and said, "Why would you read a book that makes you cry?" Sigh...it's not like I KNEW I was going to cry. And honestly, even if I did know, I probably would have just grabbed my Kindle and the box of damn tissue and went to town.

Being a military (retired) wife myself, I was confronted with many questions of my own. What if that happened to me? How could I go on living each day raising our boys without my husband? I know women (and men) around the world pick up their shattered pieces after something so devastating and move on, because they have to, I just can't even imagine the pain that they go through in that process. 

Searching for Tomorrow gives us a glimpse of what that life is like. I can't recommend this book enough. It's a tale of hope, ever-lasting love, and the promise that tomorrow will come. That's really all I'm gonna say. I don't want to spoil anything because there is a HUGE twist towards the end, and luckily I hadn't been informed as to what it was...BLOWN AWAY!!!

Bravo Katie, your story was absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.

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If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!







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