A Year of Extraordinary Moments (Review)

A Magnolia Grove Novel

by Bette Lee Crosby

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

From USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming novel about letting go of the past to make way for a brighter future.

Tracy Briggs has finally gotten her act together. She’s focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family’s magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect. That is, until her son’s deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance.

Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. But her ex isn’t taking no for an answer. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy’s life in an unexpected way, she’ll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track.

Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities.

.

* * *

With A Year Of Extraordinary Moments, Bette Lee Crosby delivers an emotional novel about unconditional love and second chances, and captivates the reader with the simplicity of her writing style.

Tracy has finally found her place in Magnolia Grove, where she lives with Lucas and her mother, Lila. She’s so different from the girl we’ve known at the beginning of the first book. But while she’s trying to open her heart to new feelings, the past, that seems so far now, might come back and threaten her serenity.

In this second book of the series, we meet again Tracy and Meghan, their mother Lila, and most of the characters we’ve started to know in The Summer Of New Beginnings but we also have the opportunity to appreciate new important ones who I’m pretty sure you’ll love.

As the story progresses, an unexpected person will knock at Tracy’s door and for her kindness, strength, and grace will enter soon in both the family and their hearts. Alice DeLuca, Dominic’s grandmother, is an extremely great character. With her optimism and trust in finding the good in people, she hopes Dominic will soon take his responsibility with Lucas and behave like a good father; also, through her memories, we can better know some of the reasons why Dominic acts the way he does. Abandoned from his mother and unable to accept any kind of responsibility, Dominic cames back in Magnolia Grove to help his grandma during the last months of her life, but will he really take this new opportunity and change his life?

Also this time, I’ve read Bette’s novel with the same pleasure and curiosity I have while hearing compelling memories from a beloved aunt. She has this beautiful gift to create optimistic characters that always win me over.
I’ve loved this novel from beginning to end, and I can’t be more thrilled to recommend it with 5 stars.

Thanks to the author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Amazon Goodreads


Publication date: October 16, 2018
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Language: English



Share your love:
100
Review rating

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.