Sunday, August 15, 2010

Review: Winter Longing by Tricia Mills

WINTER LONGING by Tricia Mills
Pub. Date: August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Format: Paperback, 256pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher
When Winter's boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she's robbed of the future she'd only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer's presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can't change. Can she open herself to a new future . . . and a possible new love?

To crush on your friend for as long as Winter crushed on Spencer, then only to have him taken away from her just when their relationship started was heartbreaking. Her family and friends stayed by her side throughout her grief over the loss of Spencer and it was heart-warming and heart-wrenching to experience. This book pulled me into the pages right from the start and it totally did not feel like I was reading a book but witnessing someone else's life.

Winter’s characterization felt so true to what one would likely emotionally experience at her age with love and loss. I could totally empathize with her. There is light at the end of the tunnel (Jesse Kerr). He’s so supportive and caring when it comes to Winter. How could you not fall for a guy like him? This novel was such a feel good read and I'm just glad it did not disappoint. I'm so picky when it comes to contemporary novels because I tend to put myself in the situation and critique the characters based off real life. But, it's safe to say Tricia Mills's portrayal of these characters were spot on.

WINTER LONGING takes readers on a journey of one's love, loss, and having the strength to move on as difficult as it may seem. This was a great read! I'll definitely be picking up more of Tricia Mill's books in the future.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

34 comments:

  1. the cover girl looks like Nina Dobrev, O_O just saying.

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  3. Nice review, I'll be reading this one soon. Might I add, I love your layout? So cute!

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  4. LOVE THE LAYOUT. It's adorable!

    And, as always, great review.

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  5. I have this one and this review just made me want to read it so bad!

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  6. Great review! I totally already pre-ordered this book. I am super excited to read it now!!

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  7. Great review! I totally already pre-ordered this book. I am super excited to read it now!!

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  8. MUST READ IT! Awesome review!

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  9. OMG I really like your review! I love books that can touch the heart! I will definitely be adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks!

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  10. This sounds soooo good. I love that the hero is a good guy instead of a creep!!

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  11. This book really sounds like one I would like. Thanks for the great review :)

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  12. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. I like your review it was not super long and you got right to the point. :)

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  13. Sounds like a really good book! Great review!(:

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  14. She is a new to me author, love finding them. Awesome review, I must have this book!!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  15. It sounds amazing! And I agree, the girl does look like Nina Dobrev...

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  16. I haven't read this book yet, but I love Spencer. He sounds like that fantasy man, that every girl wants.
    Thanks for the heads up.

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  17. Great review! I really want to read it now!

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  18. Thanks for the great review. I'm adding this to my wish list.

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  19. Been looking forward to this. Glad to know it's worth it! :)

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  20. I think I'd empathize with Winter as well and being able to connect with her would make the book even more enjoyable. Great review!

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  21. Great review! I'm adding this one to my wish list and just as soon as I can I'm going to read it. :)

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  22. Sounds heartbreaking and sweet!

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  23. Glad the author got it right! I too put myself in the place of the characters and i really struggle if it doesn't ring true!

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  24. great review, i can't wait to read it!

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  25. Wow, I've been wanting to read a book like this. One that makes you feel like its so real. This was truly a great review :)
    I would love to read this book.

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  26. I love the cover of this book and based on your review it sounds like a pretty good read :)

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  27. I love the cover of this book really great review. I have it on my wish list now. great giveaway thank you for the chance :)

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  28. I'm with Eleni, I love your layout. This was a beautiful review. You have me thinking I should pick it up :)

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  29. Your review was really nice, it makes me want to read it even more.

    Books about personal growth are sometimes difficult to read, but are worth it.
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  30. I have to read this. I haven't read a tear jerker in a while!

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  31. I just love the cover of this and it sounds so heartbreaking!! Can't wait to read it :)

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