Time Warp Wednesday! Travel back to September 2012 • Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
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Kim & I decided to make some minor changes on Foxy Blogs. One of them is changing the day for this throwback post. Formerly known as Time Warp Tuesday it will now be Time Warp Wednesday.
This week I’m jumping back to 2012. POUGHKEEPSIE has a special place in my heart because it was my first buddy read. That buddy read lead to some long lasting friendships. I’m lucky enough to still be friends with some of these ladies. I 5 starred this one. 🙂
Also this book is a Twilight Fan Fiction … so, it was fun discovering all the ways it was similar to Twilight.
He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.
Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.
When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she’s surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.
Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?
In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.