Title: The Encore
Author: Christine S. Feldman
Publication: June 15th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Review copy received by the author in exchange for an honest review.
When Jane married her college sweetheart and the love of her life, she never dreamed she would lose him to leukemia before either of them reached forty. A year later, she’s struggling to move on and create a new life for herself, a second act that she never expected to have to follow the first. Picking up the pieces is hard enough—it’s even harder when those closest to her don’t understand or support the way she’s trying to put them back together again.
But while the curtain may have come down on the life she originally had planned, life itself certainly isn’t finished with her yet.
And neither, as it turns out, is her heart.
The Encore was simply AMAZING! It’s definitely my new favorite by this author. I had so many feels with it and the ending was just perfect as I had hoped.
This book was a rather emotional read and I gotta admit that I teared up a couple of times. This was not a bad thing at all because it made the book all the more intense and unqiue to me.
Jane was a character I liked right from the start. She was just so lovely to read about and I liked her even more once she met Cullen. Cullen on the other hand was a rather brusque person but the more his and Jane’s paths crossed, the more I started to like him also. I especially loved it when Jane wanted to try and make him smile since he doesn’t do it very often. Their banter was so entertaining!
As Jane’s feelings for Cullen started the grow, she started feeling more confused about him. She wondered if it was too soon after her husband had died and her sister in law certainly didn’t make things easier on her with that. I’m glad eventually Jane realized she doesn’t have to live for anyone else or how anyone else would expect her to have to live after losing her husband.
The author’s writing was wonderful, as it always is and I loved the way this book gripped me. And like I said, the ending was perfect. I had secretly hope it would end like that, to be honest. And can I just say how totally cute Jane’s dog Otto was? He stole my heart!
Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her ballroom-dancing husband and their beagle.