In honor of Valentine’s Day I saved this blog until today because of this book’s honest love.
A while back I blogged about J. A. Redmerski’s The Edge of Never and mentioned its upcoming sequel The Edge of Always….AND finally I bought it, read it, and am blogging about it.
“Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged-and a wedding isn’t the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can’t wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew, a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to-until tragedy blindsides them.
Andrew doesn’t understand how this could happen to them. He’s trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won’t do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride…” (book bio:amazon)
When first hearing of a sequel I, like many other Redmerski fans, was shocked. The Edge of Never was wrapped up so beautifully that I could not believe another novel about Camryn and Andrew could tell any more but I was SO wrong.
Redmerski takes you on another emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing and crying. I myself bawled like a baby several times. The Edge of Never made love such a beautiful and free experience but it is transformed into another level of honesty in The Edge of Always. I have never read of two characters whose love was so raw that I was overwhelmed.
The great thing about Redmerski is her attention to Romance novels in different ways than other authors I have read. Authors like Sparks to Maya Banks though great do not obtain a level of sincere love that Redmerski does in these two works. Both works focus around real life situations that can happen to anyone. However, Redmerski taught me something significant that everyone needs to remember. When you find that person, your one and only, together you can still satisfy your life in many ways. For example, Camryn and Andrew love to travel and be on the open road and they make it work through their entire lives. They refuse to worry about society’s expectations, they are so focused on one another that they need no approval. And that, I believe, is what couples tend to forget. Being in love is not a show of who has the biggest wedding, who has the best boyfriend/girlfriend, or who is the cutest but it is couples who do not seek attention but seek one another understand a loving relationship. If you’re together then be together if you’re in love then be in love.
So! read Redmerski’s The Edge of Always (AFTER you’ve read The Edge of Never). Also consider another new release Song of Fireflies.
For more information please visit: http://jessicaredmerski.com/ AND @JRedmerski
HAPPY LOVE DAY!