Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Out of Box Awakening by: Jennifer Theriot

Synopsis: Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does...

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.


Review:  (I received this novel from the author for an honest review.)

     When Olivia married Alan decaeds ago she envisioned growing old and gray with him by her side.  After years of putting her personal dream s to the side in order to focus on raising thier three children, Olivia now looks ahead to the quieter years of her life.  Romantic vacations.  Relaxing Sunday mornings.  Maybe, just maybe, a few grandchildren running around bringing little rays of sunshine into their lives.  The one thing Olivia never anticipated was the that one day Alan may not be there.  That everything they had would be no more and maybe never was.

     Unexpectedly, Olivia finds she can go on with her life.  She can pick up the pieces and move forward.  Perhaps if the heavens align she may even fall in live again.

     Out of Box Awakening  is the story of finding yourself later in life.  Everyone thinks the journey if self exploration takes place during their twenties.  Little do we all know is this trek can happen at any age and sometimes more than once in a lifetime.  The author shows this through Olivia.

     While I love the overall story, there were a few moments I felt the plot slowed too much.  Small scenes I thought could have been removed or maybe segmented out and spun into a spinoff.  But these moments were few and far between.  I will also say I really liked Tommy.  If the author gave him an oppurtunity to tell his story I would gladly listen.

Happy Reading!!

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