Thursday, August 10, 2017

All of You

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MONZON, SARAH
ALL OF YOU

Sometimes the past reaches forward to bring hope to the future

Maryland Present Day

Jacqueline Rogers can rebuild anything...except the shambles of her past. A restorer of vintage planes, she's worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of the guys. The last thing she needs is a former Navy pilot fighting his won inner demons stepping in to defend her from dangers she thought she'd outrun long ago. Some battles must be fought alone.

After a freak accident severs Lieutenant Michael "Finch" Carrington's dreams, as well as two limbs, he's left with nothing but a fragile faith and a duty-bound promise to watch out for his friend's baby sister. A promise she insists is as unnecessary as it is unappreciated. But when she turns the tables and begins to weld together the broken parts of his life, it may be his heart that is in need of protection.

England 1942

With the world at war yet again, Alice Galloway rejects her father's traditional expectations and offers her piloting expertise to the Air Transport Auxiliary. She may be a woman in a man's world, but when she overhears key intelligence, she must find the strength to transcend boundaries and her own fears. Or countless people may die.

My Review:

Dual Timeline = Double swoon worthy heroes. Prepare to lose your heart in a big way between brooding present day hero Michael and flirtatious, seize-the-moment war hero Henry. My heart palpitations are having palpitations! And the great thing about the dual timeline is that it isn't clear from the onset how the two stories relate...at least it wasn't for me. So it was really fun putting the pieces together.

Present Day -- The Carrington family!!! I love the way they relate to one another. Smart-mouthed rough-and-tumble meshed with get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter discussions provides a whole lot of laughter along with a few tears. Love this larger than life family! And Michael does too -- even though they can get on his nerves especially as he recuperates from his accident.

This tough as nails Navy pilot is used to being in charge and then the accident happens. He struggles and not just physically -- but emotionally too. What I admire about him the most is that his faith in God doesn't waver. Oh, there's anger and frustration and questions galore but he never doubts God's existence. That doesn't mean he always seeks His guidance or listens if he does which makes him all the more relatable because I'm exactly the same way.

Jack (not Jacqueline) was raised in an all male household and thrives in her male-dominated profession. She can take care of herself, thank you very much so she is some miffed when her brother drags Michael into the biggest mess of her life. She doesn't need a bodyguard or a keeper -- especially the hunky hero type with the ability to completely distract her just by walking into a room.

Prepare for lots of sparks and sizzling fireworks. In fact break out your fans and crank down your air conditioning. Sticking your head in the freezer might become a necessity as these two would-be-lovers find their way to a happily ever after. Blissful sigh.

World War II timeline -- Two adventurous souls on a mission to make a difference. Tons of fascinating historical details -- like female pilots!!!! Alice is a force to be reckoned with. Whether she's dealing with male prejudice or dodging the amorous advances of a certain British bloke, she's unrelenting in her quest to serve and serve well. Even when Henry sweeps her off her feet (quite literally!) she stays true to her dedication. And the way the two stories are knit together is brilliant. Makes for a blockbuster ending. In fact, All of You is the kind of all-consuming story that would translate really well onto the silver screen. It's that vivid and intense and heart-stopping.

My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

This Giveaway is for an ebook format only

If you would like a chance to win an ebook copy of All of You, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 13 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I won this recently so I'm not entering. I haven't read too many dual timeline books (or maybe any come to think of it) so it will be a different kind of story for me. I just hope I don't get confused!

    Thanks for the review, Kav.

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    1. You definitely won't get confused, Trixi!!!! You'll love it. I'm excited for you to read All of You!!!!

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  2. I've read one other book like this They had it separated Perfectly I kept up the whole time and really enjoyed it
    Thanks for sharing with us
    iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I really enjoy a good dual timeline story and this one is excellent. Good luck, Linda!

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    2. Thanks I Just went to add this to My List Of Course (My HUGE List LOL) and I have Book #1 (I Think they stand alone though) I Thought that was neat
      Thanks for the chance to win this one

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  3. Oh my! This is my favorite type of book...one that has a dual timeline. I've never heard of this author before and that makes it special too. I would so love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance Kav.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Me too! It's like getting two stories in one and I love to see how the timelines mesh. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. I am SO smiling at your review! I'm glad I was a "corrupting influence" and got you to take a sneak peak at that first page, haha! I knew that would be all it took.
    We are in full agreement about this book! It would make a great movie! I just love Sarah Monzon. She'll be writing the other 2 Carringinton sibs stories later, but next up she's working on The Esther Paridigm, so intriguing, she's an expert at the dual time line.
    I finally got The Two of Us I've been waiting on, so that's my reading for today, after attending a funeral, I'll need to escape to my happy place.

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    1. Feel free to corrupt me any time, Tracey! LOL
      And thanks for the insiders scoop on what's coming up next with Sarah's writing. Sorry about the funeral attending but, yes, The Two of Us will be a great escape afterwards.

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  5. Ooh, I appreciate the ones who are able to separate the stories so well. LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. This is beautifully done, Susan. Good luck.

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  6. Squeeee....this is an author I am so anxious to start reading!! Please enter me! A dear friend will be sending some of her other books..so I am happy dancing!!
    THANKS, Kav!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I've only read one other book by Sarah -- another Carrington novel -- and she is pure brilliance. Good luck, Jackie.

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  7. I'll sign up for this one - new author too. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  8. Wow! Your description of this book has me so excited to check out this new-to-me author ASAP. Dual time lines are so much fun to read...just thinking about it gives me goosebumps, Kav! Thank you.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It's a great blend of contemporary and historical -- and I love the WWII aspect as well. Good luck, Diane.

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  9. Have heard such great things about this book. Thanks for a chance to own it.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. They are all true, Mindy. Good luck!

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  10. Sounds like a hard needed catch-up swoon story. :D
    Please enter me. Thanks for the chance!
    mbaaij at hetnet dot nl

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    1. It's swoony swoonworthy. LOL Good luck, Marian.

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  11. I haven't read this author yet, but I do have this book. Just finished a dual timeline that was so good I can't stop thinking about it. I'll be moving All of You to the top of TBR pile. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Yes, definitely move it up! And do you mind telling us what dual timeline book you just finished reading? I've really enjoyed the ones I have read but they are not all that common so I'm anxious to see if it's one I've read or not.

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    2. Kav-I don't know what book Pam just finished, but The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck is dual timeline and one of the best books I've read this year. I read it 5 months ago and I'm still thinking about it. If it's not on your radar yet, you must move it to your tbr pile. I'm pretty sure you will love it!

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    3. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! It was on my radar but not on my dual timeline radar -- putting it waaaaaay up at the top of my wishlist now. I remember you saying how much you loved it. Argh -- so many books, so little time.

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    4. I know, what wonderful reader problems we have, don't we? I have the hardest time picking what I'm going to read. I have a list of automatic must read authors, but I have to leave room for the unexpected new finds. I don't read as many as you do a yr, around 10 a month so I'm very selective, but a do love a surprise find, keeps reading exciting!

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  12. Great review, Kav! I love dual timelines. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  13. This sounds SO interesting! I hadn't heard about it yet either! :D

    Many Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Glad to share the news about a great book! Good luck, Amada.

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  14. On my TBR pile. Good luck ladies.

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  15. I haven't read a timeline book for a long time. Love to read this and enjoyed the review!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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