Friday, August 16, 2013

Blog Tour - Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman

Litfuse Publicity Group provided me with a free copy of this book for review. I was not obligated to post a positive review and no monetary compensation was received. All opinions and views expressed in this post are my own.

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 an 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.

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Meet The Author 
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, 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.

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My Thoughts
Winter in Full Bloom is a touching and heartwarming story. I was immediately drawn into Lily's plight to learn about her newly discovered sister. I like that the circumstances of their separation were not immediately revealed - it kept me guessing and intrigued. There is a lot going on in the story; each of the main characters has some kind of issue they are trying to resolve. As they all come together, they are able to help each other work on those resolutions. The story is strongly faith-based and those beliefs are what ultimately helps everyone find their way in the end. The book is a quick and easy read with complex and interesting characters. There were a couple aspects of the book that left me feeling a little confused - for example, Lily's mother had a housekeeper/friend-for-hire and I never really truly understood her purpose in the story. She was an unlikable character and a mystery. Also, in the end (I won't give anything away), there is a sudden mention of a man from Ireland. I would have liked to know a little more about him, as well. Overall, though, I did like Winter in Full Bloom and found it to be romantic and redeeming.


Anita Higman's latest novel, Winter in Full Bloom, has just released. She's 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!)