Thursday, March 19, 2015

5 well deserved Star Review---Pocketful of Sand by Michelle Leighton

Pocketful of Sand M. Leighton

A story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and second chances: Pocketful of Sand from New York Times bestselling author M. Leighton
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“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

Pocketful-of-Sand250I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.

“But that’s a promise neither of us has to worry about. You’re meant to be eight here with me, Emmaline Sage. Don’t you think any different.”

What I must say before I give my review is tissue is needed and you will not be able to read “Pocketful of Sand” only once. M. Leighton gave us another phenomenal story and congratulations are in order!!

Pocketful of Sand is a true love story. There’s always a hero in books but Cole was more than just that. He had a calm about him that made everyone feel at ease. His protectiveness was needed with Eden and Emmy. He had no clue what he was in for but the ride was one that he would enjoy.

Cole was what everyone thought was a loner and the events in his life pulled him away from people. No one really got to know him and I felt so bad for this character. When you first meet him, you could feel who he really was. His life didn’t lead him in the direction that he wanted it to and his loss was “heavy!”

His love, Eden, had troubles of her own but the one thing that she would protect with everything she has was Emmy. I absolutely loved Emmy. She was a mystery but the more you read, the more you wanted to jump in and protect her. She was the child who knew who she could trust and did that with Cole. I loved their interaction. It was simple and slow but worthy of it for both of them. I felt they helped each other heal.

There is not one line in this story that I didn’t hang onto. There were times that I wanted to reach in and slap so characters and there were times that I wanted to hug them. My tears flowed, some happy, and some not so much. We all love HEA’s but you have to pick a door and decide? Can you do that?
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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