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The Time In Between by Kristen Ashley…Release Day Event

 

“She was the one then and nothing changed in the time in between.”

 

✮✮✮A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story available now!✮✮✮

 

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About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene Series #3):

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.

But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.

As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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5% of the proceeds from the first week of sales of THE TIME IN BETWEEN release will be given to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, a no-kill shelter. HALO stands for “helping animals live on” and is a shelter started by a mother/daughter team of committed animal advocates who have done a huge duty for animals in this area, and continue to do so with unwavering love, support and energy.For more information on HALO or to donate to the work they do, go to www.halorescue.org.

 

 

My Review (and confession of sorts):

Ok, so I will start out with my confession: I haven’t read the first two books in this series.  I KNOW!  I’m totally mad at myself and now that I’ve read this book, you can bet your kindle that I’ve bought the first two and will be starting them this week.  That being said, let’s get into the review part of this…

Oh man ohmanohmanohman.  This book was just incredible.  I’m a sucker for a second chance romance and this was exactly that with chocolate syrup and a cherry on top.  Cady and Coert have a complicated and painful past.  It was past filled with first love emotions and first heartbreak pain.  A past filled with messy friendships and complicated secrets.  A past that neither Cady nor Coert would be able to forget, no matter how hard they tried.

In trying to forget, Coert moved on to a small town in Maine and tried to rebuild his life.  Now as sheriff of the town, you could say he’s made himself a nice life.   But that would only be if you didn’t look beyond the surface because beyond that surface is a whole lot of hurt and longing.  Longing for that lost love from his past.  Hurt because of the way things had ended.  Little does Coert know that the woman he lost all those years ago will soon be the newest resident of his town…

Cady is looking to move on and make amends.  Move past the pain she’s been living with and make amends with the man she lost all those years ago.  She knows the truth of things now and realizes in order to move forward, you sometimes have to look back.  That mission to heal brings her to the last place she ever thought she’d be…in Coert’s town.  Now, she just needs to get him to stop scowling at her and give her a chance to explain things.  That, would be easier said than done…

Thus story is messy.  It’s complicated.  It’s emotional as all get out.  And it’s freaking beautiful.  Every time I pick up a Kristen Ashley book, I am amazed at how much connection I feel to her characters and their journey.  It’s as if I’m living their story right along side of them.  I felt all of Cady’s emotions and disappointments each time she tried, and failed, to get Coert to soften towards her.  I felt Coert’s frustration when he was trying to reconcile his feelings of both anger and longing towards Cady.  All they felt jumped off the pages.  I wanted desperately for these two to work through their past mistakes and be able to move forward and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but I also knew it would be worth it, and oh my, was it ever.  Cady is strong and determined.  She’s kind and loving and a gal I would so love to have as a friend.  Coert is all alpha with a soft side that had me melting.  The connection these two share is intense, beautiful, and unbreakable.  I loved experiencing their reconnection, even if it was one helluva bumpy road.  I won’t spoil anything for you but I will tell you that the ending of their book is totally movie worthy and had me swooning like the heart eye emoji face!

Thank you, Ms. Ashley, for an incredible story.  It’s one I won’t soon forget.  Coert + Cady 4EVA!

Five Loves

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Present day…

I took in the mess of the large, circular room we were in and at first saw nothing but the mess—decaying furniture, a soot-covered stone fireplace, a kitchen that might have been put in in the forties but had not only not been touched the last nine years, it perhaps had not been touched the last nineteen (or more).

Then I saw more.

The extraordinarily carved railing to the sweeping wood staircase that ran the curved side of the house. The red brick walls. The plank wood floors.

“Once upon a time, long ago,” the realtor was suddenly talking wistfully, “someone loved this place. Put that love into building it. Put that love into keeping it. Nine years and more when no one really gave a whit, and still you can see it once had a lot of love.”

Oh yes.

You could see that.

“It’s got a basement, more like a big crawl space,” the agent declared, surprising me with his quick change in tone back to businesslike and informative. “The furnace is down there. You can get down there through a door in the floor. The furnace was put in a while back, and full disclosure, though an inspection will catch it, it probably needs to be replaced.”

Through his words I stared at the fireplace, which scoured would be magnificent, and I noticed it didn’t have a chimney as such, but the smoke probably went out a vent in the wall.

“This floor has a powder room under the stairs,” the realtor kept on. “You can look at it if you want, but if you wanna save yourself that, I’ll just tell you straight, it needs to be gutted.”

I decided to take his word for it and told him that.

He looked relieved when I did before he stated, “Place has a garage, two car. Not in good condition, but think you saw that. Still, it’s close to the house and there’s a covered walkway to that door over there.” He pointed at a door that was across from the door we’d walked in. “Means you might feel a chill but you won’t get wet, unless it’s raining sideways, which happens.”

With a breeze that plastered my jacket to me on a sunny, early spring day, I did not doubt that.

“Garage has a loft space above it, which could be renovated as a studio rental if you’ve a mind to do that sort of thing. As for the property itself, it also has a building where the generators are stowed,” the realtor carried on. “Hook up for a washer and dryer and good space in there. Lots of it for storage. Which is good because there’s not a lot of storage in here for tools and Christmas decorations and whatnot.”

I glanced around seeing he was right. There wasn’t even enough cabinetry to house the things a decent cook would need in her kitchen. Though there was room for them. In fact, if you fought back the gloom, there was quite a bit of room.

“And there’s a place outside, could call it a studio, could call it a mother-in-law house,” he shared. “Whatever, it’s got goodly space, two bedrooms, big kitchen. Could be renovated to be a guest house. Or like I said, a studio if you’re artsy. Or you could rent it out like a B and B. I’ll show you all of that after we have a look at the lighthouse.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

“Now, since I mentioned full disclosure, you have to know it all,” the realtor continued.

Slowly, my eyes went to him.

When they did, he launched in. “Like I said, it’s automated. And like I said, you won’t really have to concern yourself with the functionality of that unless the electricity goes out, but then the generators automatically kick in. There are two. But you’ll need to keep fuel on hand to keep them going in case a blackout lasts awhile. And just to say, this is coastal Maine. We get weather. Blackouts can last awhile.”

When I nodded to share I took that in, he kept going.

“And if you’re, say, away on vacation, you need to make sure someone is playing backup in such a case.”

“Okay,” I replied when he stopped talking, thinking this probably wasn’t a good thing since I knew no one in Maine (or not anyone who wanted to know me) and thus couldn’t call on anyone to do something like that.

I also didn’t hold high hopes I’d make friends and win people. I hadn’t had a lot of success in that in my life.

And last, although Patrick believed it completely, I held no hope that the reason I was out there was going to come to fruition.

That being me having a happy ending.

That being what Patrick thought would be my happy ending.

Which might mean I’d have someone, a certain someone, or actually two (at least), even though I knew I never would.

 

 

 

 


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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

 

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Comments

  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jillian!! Shared on my socials!!

  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    It’s on the way to me now! Love KA! Thanks!

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