Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Writer's Review of “Winter in Full Bloom" by Anita Higman

{My Review}

The main reason I chose to review Winter in Full Bloom was because I'd heard it was written in first person point of view. I write my own manuscripts-future-books from that perspective and am ALWAYS looking for others. And I'd never read anything by Anita Higman, so I thought I'd give her a try. 

This wasn't necessarily the kind of book I usually pick up--it was very full of family drama and over-reactive, possibly even what could be considered "emotionally abusive" characters. I liked the meaning of the story--that it was about a woman needing to find herself again. However, it was written in such a different style than I was expecting, I often felt a little distanced from what was going on. I guess I expected the first person perspective to involve a little more internalization than it did. Or perhaps I just had a difficult time connecting with the main character because I could not imagining living her life. Although it didn't turn out being my favorite kind of novel, I'm certain most readers would enjoy this book--particularly ones who have more in common with the heroine than I do.  

I was given a paperback copy of this book by the publisher as part of a LitFuse Publicity Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. I give Winter in Full Bloom 3.5 stars. 

  {About the Book} 

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 the imprudent Aussie, 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.
Purchase a copy here (the Kindle version is actually FREE today!)


{About Anita Higman}

Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children and has four more books releasing in 2013. 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. Please visit her site at www.anitahigman.com.


Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman | Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Anita has teamed up with her publisher, River North Fiction, for a fun giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on August 29th.

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD
  • Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th. Winner will be announced August 29th at the Winter in Full Bloom Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Anita will be hosting a book chat, talking about family, announcing the winner of the Kindle Fire, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at her next book.

So grab your copy of Winter in Full Bloom and join Anita on the evening of August 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)



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