Friday, July 22, 2016

A Gift of Time Review

Title:  A Gift of Time
Series:  Nine Minutes
Author:  Beth Flynn
Release date:  July 19, 2016
Publisher:  Createspace

My Rating:  5 Painfully Beautiful 's

My Thoughts:  A true love transcends all . . . overcomes all obstacles . . . finds a way through even the darkest of times.  This is a story of true love.

Are some secrets meant to stay buried?

Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy "Grunt" Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.

Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage. When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.

​In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.

Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?

My Review:
The first two books of this series held me captive – I couldn’t eat, sleep, or do anything else until I finished each book. And, it took me weeks to move on…to let these characters go enough to get interested in another book. So – it was with much trepidation that I started A Gift of Time. I was excited to finally read it, but scared to death of what would happen. After all, I knew that someone would lose while the other got their hea. But before that happened, there were lots of questions I wanted answers to, and I'm glad to say I got them. Part One goes back & forth between the past & present from different POV’s – revealing details & secrets readers were not privy to as they read the first two books. I had to keep an eye on the heading of each chapter to be reminded of the who/when/where of the story. Part Two picks up in the present - the story playing out as I burned through the pages, often wiping tears.

I will not get into the storyline at all – period. There is no way without revealing the answer to the big question that I know all fans want to know. So I will just say that like the previous two, this book is gritty, raw, painful, graphic & yet filled with so much love that in spite of it all, I could still read the last page and smile as tears rolled down my cheeks. Yes, I agree Beth Flynn – it played out the way it was meant to be. Thank you for taking me on this emotional rollercoaster and keeping it real. A Gift in Time is a Page Burner! A Must Read! And, I must add, one of the best covers ever!  It says it all!

My Rating:  5 painfully beautiful 's . . .And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx

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