Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Winter In Full Bloom by Anita Higman (Review & Giveaway)

Anita Higman's "Winter in Full Bloom"

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 imprudent Ausie, 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.

Review:  I found reading Anita Higman's book a delight. Her skill at crafting the novel and portraying the nuances of a character were right on target!  It was a delight to read as she skillfully maneuvered through the personalities and circumstances to bring out the multilayered story.

Lily Winter has a strained, at best, relationship with her mother. In fact, it has been years since she has visited her. But she garners her strength and resolve and enters the home of her childhood and broaches her mother's presence. Before she has been there long, the untold history of Lily's early childhood is revealed in that there is a twin sister she doesn't know she has. This daunting information places a desire and burden on Lily to find this twin. This causes her to take to the air on wings - and this is unprecedented for Lily as she has a horror of flying and she must literally fly to the ends of the world - Australia.

Broken families. Hurt people. Relationships in dire need of mending. A mid-life romance that blooms. A sister found and loved. Anita Higman skillfully brings the characters through their own personal issues and helps them and others face their fears and shortcomings. This is a delight to read and I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Higman's skillfully written works.

GIVEAWAY: The good folks at Litfuse Publicity Group have agreed to provide a copy as a giveaway to share with my readers and you can try to win it by using the Rafflecopter entry form below. Begins August 21 & ENDS September 9th  @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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About the author:  Anita Higman  As a best-selling and award-winning author has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. 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. (Full Bio) CBA best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several co-authored) for adults and children, and she has four books coming out in 2013.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provide by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.  Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review. 

1 comment:

  1. When our family decided to make a big move. When we finally said yes and did it i felt like I had bloomed.


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