Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Searching for Tomorrow, by Kathryn Crane

Title: Searching for Tomorrow
Author: Kathryn M. Crane
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Young Adult
Publication Date: October 21, 2013


Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

4 out of 5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

I knew when I started Searching for Tomorrow, just by the synopsis, this book was going to definitely bring on the tears, and boy was I right.  I mean how could it not?  It's the story of Wrynn and Tripp, friends since elementary school whose love over the years grew and changed into the all encompassing true soul mate kind of love.  The kind of love most people look for their whole life.  But life threw a wrench into their plan for forever and now Wrynn is left drowning in grief, desperately hoping and praying each day will be easier as she tries to piece back her life, raise her children and move forward.

As you read the book you get to travel from the present into the past, allowing you a firsthand look into every special moment that defined Wrynn and Tripp as a couple.  You see their happiness, their struggles.  You watch them fall in love and build a life together.  Because the story was written in this manner you really see just how deep their feelings for one another are and before you know it you're heart is breaking right along with Wrynn's.

While Wrynn's past is filled with plenty of romance, love and happiness her present reality is much different.  Now a single mom of 3 young girls she has her hands full trying to balance taking care of the children, house, cooking, and holding down multiple jobs, all the while somedays not even having the energy to even get out of bed.  Kathryn Crane did such a beautiful job describing every emotion and demonstrating Wrynn's struggles that I couldn't help but feel for this book character.  I found myself wanting to comfort her, smiling when slowly but surely her depression begins to clear and pieces of the girl we see in the flashback to the past slowly reveals herself again.

This is a beautiful story of love, loss, family and strength.  Personally I do not know anyone in the service but I have so much more respect for what their families must go through on a daily basis after reading this book.  It's not an easy life that's for sure.

Searching for Tomorrow was a 4 star book for me because there were times when I felt the descriptions for setting up a new scene were a little too wordy.  I had the scene in my mind and I just felt like saying hurry up, get me to the meat of the story…I want to know what's going to happen next?  Needless to say I was engrossed!  The only other complaint I had was feeling as though the ending was rushed.  Things happened really fast, it was hard for me to catch up and then bam the story was over.  I would like to have seen a little more details of the ending, before getting to the epilogue (I don't want to say much more because I really don't want to ruin the story…it's so good you must read and experience it for yourself).

While I knew from the synopsis the direction this book was going to take there were moments when I was completely shocked!  So, while you may be hesitant to give this story a shot I really think you should take a chance and dive into it.  It will probably make you cry, but it is also beautiful and completely uplifting to see this broken woman take back her life.  Not to mention I can guarantee you will be just as surprised as I was!    

About Author Kathryn Crane

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!



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