Sunday, December 8, 2013

{5 Star review & Giveaway) Ripple by L.D. Cedergreen

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Synopsis
Kendall Brooks has an impossible decision: Tell the truth or protect the lie?
She has buried herself in years of undergrad, medical school, and now her residency–hoping to leave behind what she is unable to face.
Her world is rocked to the core when she returns to her small hometown and runs smack dab into her first love, Adam McCoy.
Adam is the key. He stirs up old emotions that send Kendall spiraling back in time, remembering all the moments that led them to her ultimate deception.
Will revealing the truth of what transpired all those years ago provide her the self-forgiveness that she desperately craves or will her devastating secret destroy the only man she has ever truly loved, shattering her heart in its wake?
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~5 STAR REVIEW:~

Five incredible stars....

OH MY GOODNESS.

Sweet GEEEZZUSS.

This book blew me away. 

Literally had me on the edge of my seat.

This book takes place, past and present. With the life the characters had then and the life the characters have now.

This is the tale of Kendall "Kendi" Brooks and Adam, her one love & high school sweetheart. This is the tale of love, sorrow and heart break. This is the tale of a love broken, a love renewed, and an unconditionally love. 

Kendi and Adam fall in love in high school quickly. They are drawn together, inseperable. Everything in their lives is perfect. They see themselves together forever with a perfect future. They are each other's futures.

Many events happen.. Kendi expiernces loss, Adam leaves for school, Kendi learns of a betrayal, and Adam decides to leave...... 

When Adam leaves Kendi takes a secret with her. One that could rock everything in both of their worlds to the core. I am not going to give any more because I DO NOT want to spoil the story, but HOLY COW. I was a blubbering mess at this point in the book. 

The way L.D. Cedergreen told this story was unbelievable. It was heart breaking, and painful, but most of all it was beautiful. The story shows you how your past can always come back to haunt you but it makes it so much worse when it's left a secret. It shows you that love can be nonstop and unconditionally. It shows you that true love can exist.

I adored this easy FIVE STAR read that this wonderful author brought us. It was amazing and emotional and just so well put together. I LOVED IT L.D. CEDERGREEN. <3 adam="" amp="" font="" for="" kendi="" s="" sharing="" story="" thank="" us="" with="" you="">


On a little side note, I would also like to say I think I loved this book a little more for the simple fact it took place in Seattle and that's where I live so I knew where and what the author was talking about. ;)

Excerpt
I stood at the cold dark water’s edge, my reflection staring back at me from the glasslike surface. The reflection of a girl that I no longer knew. I breathed in the overwhelming scent of pine and recognized the tranquility that surrounded me. The soft hum of the city in the distance, the echo of an eagle’s cry overhead, the steady drum of my heart—the only sounds that could be heard in the quiet serenity that was present all around me.

Inside an entirely different scene existed. Whirling thoughts, like hurricane-force winds, blew through my mind while a dark, thunderous storm was raging inside my soul, cutting the power to the central organ of my existence—my heart. I was destined to weather this storm on my own. After all, like Mother Nature, I was the controlling force behind these conditions.

I threw a stone into the mirrored surface of the water before me and watched the small circular wave expand from the point where it broke through the stillness.

It was hard not to think of the stone as the choice I had made, the choice that inevitably created waves in the smooth waters of my life. The first lie, like the first ripple in the water, seemed so small but quickly became more significant. Each wave growing in size and depth, impossible to stop. The effect from that one choice spread through my life like the ripple moving across the surface of the water.

I longed for the stillness.
Meet the Author
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L.D. Cedergreen has always enjoyed writing.  It started as short stories, and later developed into poetry–some of which has been published–and now her first full-length novel.  She’s a vivid day dreamer, a passionate reader, and a fan of all music.  

She is a small town girl at heart.  Originally from Washington State, she now resides in Southern California with her husband and two little ones. As much as she would like to call herself a beach girl, she is–without a doubt– grounded by her small town roots.


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