Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Waiting for the Storm by Marie Landry

Title: Waiting for the Storm 
Author: Marie Landry
Publication Date: April 9th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Charlotte O’Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her beloved mother just died, her sister hates her, and her dad has completely checked out. Fulfilling her mother’s final wish, the family heads to Angel Island for the summer to stay in a beach house her mother once loved.

After a year of being shut away taking care of her mother, Charlotte is numb and practically afraid of her own shadow; she hopes going to the island will give her the time and space she needs to begin healing, and an opportunity to bring her family back together. When she meets her mysterious neighbor, Ezra, it doesn’t take long for Charlotte to confess the issues she’s developed. Ezra begins giving Charlotte assignments to get over her fears, and although she accepts his tasks, all she really wants is to be with him. When she’s with Ezra, she’s able to forget the hollow ache in her heart and the fact that her family is falling apart. But Ezra has secrets…

Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for Ezra? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I start? This was a heartfelt story that captivated me from the beginning to the end. It is a story about loss, grief, and love. I easily connected to all the characters. Charlotte is left devastated after the death of her mother. Her father and sister, Gabriella (Ella) are not coping well either. For the summer, they move to Angel Island, a destination where Charlotte’s mother holds near and dear to her heart. Little does she know that this is the summer that will change her life.

Charlotte has been taking care of her mother for the past year. Now, that she is gone, Charlotte is having a difficult time learning to live again. This story takes you on a journey where you get to experience a family’s grief and how love brings them through it all. You also get to see a beautiful love develop between two of my favorite characters-ever.

Ezra is Charlotte’s hot next door neighbor. He has been hired to fix the summer house. The first time Charlotte comes into contact with Ezra, she sees something in his eyes. She can tell he’s hurting too. And that he is the person who will understand what she is going though. The way they fall for each other is breathtaking. No insta-love here! It is natural and heartwarming.

This emotional story was wonderful. I felt everything. I had no idea I would connect to the characters like I did. If you are looking for a YA story full of family, emotion, and love, then this is for you. I hope there is more Charlotte and Ezra in the future. These characters will stay with me for awhile. 

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       About the Author
Marie Landry is the author of BLUE SKY DAYS (contemporary YA—January 2012), UNDRESSED (a collection of short erotic romance stories—October 2012), THE GAME CHANGER (chick lit—November 2012), and WAITING FOR THE STORM (contemporary YA—April 2013). Marie has always been a daydreamer; since early childhood, she’s had a passion for words and a desire to create imaginary worlds, so it only seemed natural for her to become a writer. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, or having grand adventures with her two precious nephews. For more on Marie and her books, please visitmarielandry.blogspot.ca or check out her book blog Ramblings of a Daydreamer (sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca).

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  1. Not gonna lie, Bianca: your review almost made me cry! Thank you so much for being part of the tour and for the beautiful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and connected to Charlotte and Ezra. :-)

    1. So glad you liked it! I meant every word. Loved the book. :) Bianca xo


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