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Review: Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman


Lily Winter, widowed and lonely now that her daughter Julie has gone off to college, tries to reconnect with her mother who never has wanted her around.  As usual, the visit is a disaster, but Lily leaves with an astonishing piece of news:  she has an identical twin sister, Camilla, in Australia!

So, naturally, Lily faces her fear of flying and jets out to Melbourne to find her sister.  There she finds unexpected help from Marcus, a brazen Aussie, who turns out to be from Texas as well.  What’s more, he has a surprising tie to Lily and her daughter from years ago.  Marcus pursues Lily while Lily pursues Camilla, and together they turn Lily’s life upside down in this optimistic story of hope, reconciliation, and truth.

Although author Anita Higman uses unlikely events and coincidences liberally and her style is not as polished as some, this is a thought-provoking story.   Winter in Full Bloom explores the ideas of love and forgiveness from many angles.  It deals sensitively with dysfunctional families, and shares the hope that, with God’s blessing, trauma can be overcome and relationships can heal.

Please scroll down for information about a giveaway.  For more reviews, check out the LitFuse page.

This is yet another book in the 2013 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge and is also linked to Saturday Reviews.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this novel from Litfuse in order to give you my honest opinion.

Anita Higman‘s latest novel, Winter in Full Bloom, has just released. She’s teamed up with her publisher, River North Fiction, for a fun giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party on August 29th.


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD
  • Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 28th.Winner will be announced August 29th at the Winter in Full Bloom Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Anita will be hosting a book chat, talking about family, announcing the winner of the Kindle Fire, and giving away a ton of books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving party goers an exclusive look at her next book.

So grab your copy of Winter in Full Bloom and join Anita on the evening of August 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


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