Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review of And then Forever by Shirley Jump

Brief Summary:

Darcy Williams has always had to rely on only one person, herself every since she was a little girl. Moving to Fortune Island she hoped to build a life different from what she grew up in. She is on that track until that fateful summer she fell in live with a Foster and her life changed in an instant. Now six years later she is a single mom waitressing at the Love Shack to support her and her daughter Emma. Life seems to be going on with out trouble, that is, until Kincaid Foster shows up in town. Now Darcy must decide if she should follow what her head tells her is the right thing or will she follow her heart?

Kincaid Foster has never forgotten the young woman he fell in love with so many years ago. So when he lands back on Fortune Island with his pregnant sister and see's Darcy he decides to try and find out if the feelings are still there. What he didn't expect was that he would have a child who has known nothing about. Will Kincaid be able to forgive Darcy for the secret that she kept from him or will he let the past dictate his future?

My Review:

I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the first book that I have read of Shirley's and the first book in Fortune Island series. I think Shirley does a great job of developing the characters so you truly feel like you know who they are and why they have turned out a certain way. In addition, she does a great job of setting the scene of the book in the small town feel of Fortune Island. She did such a great job that I wish this was a real town so that I could live there!

In regards to the storyline I think Shirley did a good job of progressing the story. Each event that occurred in the story made sense and the story progressed at a steady rate not getting derailed by non important story lines.

If there was anything that I found could have been changed or improved would have been the introduction of Jill's character. I felt like she spent too much time on the story than she should have being that this book was supposed to be about Kincaid and Darcy. I understood eventually why she was doing it as she was going to be writing her story next. However, I think it just didn't fit well in this particular story. Jill's story could have been introduced more generally and not dug into as much.

All in all I think this was a great book and a good start to the series. I am very interested in reading more of this series and author.

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