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Monday, February 1, 2021

The Year of Thorns and Honey

The Year of Thorns and Honey JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Year of Thorns and Honey by Amy Willoughby-Burle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Year of Thorns and Honey

Title: The Year of Thorns and Honey
Series: Stand-alone follow-up to The Lemonade Year
Author: Amy Willoughby-Burle
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Clean Women's Fiction

Nina is a photographer who really appreciates control. She likes to set up just the right shot with the perfect composition, but life is not always as pretty as her pictures. The lighting is off, the timing is wrong, and the subjects just won’t do like she wants them to. 

She’s engaged to her ex-husband, her teenage daughter is testing all the boundaries, and her childhood memories have a For-Sale sign on them. She’s also keeping a secret about the chance of a lifetime, but what she’ll have to give up to get it might not be worth it. Just when she thinks she’s got it all figured out, an important someone resurfaces and forces her to take a hard look at what she really wants and why. 

Life can be as prickly as it is sweet. Will Nina be able to let go of the perfect picture she had in her head and let her heart find the sweetness that life has to offer.

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My thoughts: For the most part, I enjoyed this story and the focus on second chances. There is a lot going on, with Nina pursuing her dreams as a photographer, but also trying to move forward with her ex-husband. The grief from losing her dad in the previous book plays into both Nina's story, as well as that of her mom's and her sister. I liked the little bit of suspense when her sister, Lola comes into town and is trying to figure out what she is missing when it comes to trusting her fianc√© and her future. 

While the characters could be a little bit frustrating with their lack of communication, I appreciated that this book is about real life and the grace that is extended to all of us when things get messy.
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Willoughby-Burle

Amy Willoughby-Burle grew up in the small coastal town of Kure Beach, North Carolina. She studied writing at East Carolina University and is now a writer and teacher living in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and four children. She writes about the mystery and wonder of everyday life. Her contemporary fiction focuses on the themes of second chances, redemption, and finding the beauty in the world around us.

Amy is the author of the short story collection, Out Across the Nowhere, and the novels, The Lemonade Year and The Year of Thorns and Honey. Amy says, "God didn’t give me the desire to understand algebra or the knowledge of exactly when and where to use a semicolon, and I’m not that great of a speller, but He did give me a wild imagination, the ability to string words together, and the desire to tell stories. I hope I can do Him proud."

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a The Year of Thorns and Honey prize package!

The Year of Thorns and Honey JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 26, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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