Friday, March 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

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Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

Book Description:

Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby finally on the way, her perfect life is within her grasp.

But then a devastating test result changes everything.

Forced to choose between her baby and her husband, Lauren makes the only decision she can live with, and she returns to her small hometown in hopes of rebuilding her shattered life.

Ethan Campbell is a gifted photographer who travels the world and has no desire to settle down. When his mother dies, he must go home to settle her estate. Then it’s back to exciting adventures across the globe.

When Lauren crosses paths with Ethan, her teenage crush, old feelings resurface—feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will Lauren have the courage to trust again or will she spend her life alone?
Imperfect Love is a story about sacrifice, healing, second chances, and discovering that although love isn’t always perfect, sometimes it’s the imperfect love that’s the sweetest of all.

Andrea's Review:

Imperfect Love is a heart wrenching story. The first half of the book focuses on a relationship that is struggling and crumbling. I really felt for Lauren and disliked Paul immensely. I wondered if he was being unfaithful, and came to realize that being unfaithful doesn't need to intimately involve a person outside the relationship. He was unfaithful by putting his work and parents over Lauren.

I can only imagine the struggle that people have when they get the news that their baby has a severe disability, but Paul was so stubborn. I wish he would have at least considered other options, but I was very grateful that Lauren followed her heart in the decision about her baby.

The story isn't as predictable as you anticipate from all of the details in the book blurb. Talley throws in a few curve balls that keep a reader on their toes.

Ethan was great. He really seemed like the perfect guy-handsome, successful, caring.

I loved the happy ending and the courage displayed to make the best out of what we're given, and that we can do hard things.

As much as I enjoyed the story, I would have appreciated the book blurb to not give away so much of the story, or for the time spent on the bad relationship to take up less of the story.

About the Author:

rebeccaRebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children. Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines. When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.

Blog Tour Giveaway:

Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 4/10/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Imperfect Love 
Title: Imperfect Love
Author: Rebecca Talley
DuBon Publishing
Published: February 2014
Source: I received an eCopy via the tour host in exchange for a review

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