A WINTER NIGHT is my first book by Anne Leigh Parrish but after reading A WINTER NIGHT, I plan to order some of her previous books. When I read the synopsis of this book, I was afraid that it was going to be a dark depressing book — it was absolutely the opposite. I don’t really want to give anything away so I won’t say anything else about the plot, but this was such a wonderful book, and I really loved the whole story. The chapters were really short as well which is something I l really like. I also thought the characters were developed enough that I felt like I knew them for a long time.
A WINTER NIGHT tells the story of how Angie and Matt meet. Angie is really struggling with self doubt and anxiety. She really likes Matt but is unsure if she can trust him! This is the part of A WINTER NIGHT where you will need to go and get your box of tissues and keep them right next to you. You are going to need them. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I read this wonderful story in three sittings! Anne Leigh Parrish pulled me right in from the very first page and never let me go. She does such a great job of describing the scenery and the way the characters are feeling that it was almost as if I were right there with them. I love when an author can put me in their story.
I usually am reading many books at one time but once I started A WINTER NIGHT all other books were put aside. I found myself cheering for Angie at the same time as I was really sad for the struggles she was going through. I finished reading the very last page with a huge lump in my throat and a big smile on my face! I can not wait to read more by Ms. Parrish. Once I started reading this very emotional love story, I could not put it down. Be prepared to ignore everything else until you are done. All I wanted to do when I finished reading was to reach out and give Angie a big hug.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from TLC. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
34-year-old Angie Dugan struggles with many things–anxiety, her career as a social worker in a retirement home, and her difficult family. Her biggest struggle, though, is finding love. When she meets Matt, she’s swept away by his attention. As issues from his past come up she wonders if she can trust him. Should she break it off, or give him another chance? In the end, all she can do is listen to her heart, and evaluate what she wants most.
About the author:
Anne Leigh Parrish is the author of five previously published books of fiction: Women Within, a novel (Black Rose Writing, 2017); By The Wayside, stories (Unsolicited Press, 2017); What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel (She Writes Press, 2014); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (She Writes Press, 2013); and All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories, (Press 53, 2011). She is the author of over forty-five published short stories, and numerous essays on the art and craft of writing. Learn more by visiting her website at http://www.anneleighparrish.com.
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