Prayer by @sfanetti ~ Double 5 Star Review + #Giveaway
Happy release day Susan Fanetti!
Prayer is book 5 in the Pagano Family series & we LOVED it! If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet the family yet – now is your chance! The series must be read in order … but luckily, we are offering a giveaway for 2 e-copies of any book from the series! (entry details below)
Prayer is available Now!
ALL THE STARS
Susan Fanetti just rocked my world with another novel of perfection.
There are so many wonderful things that I want to say about this beautiful work of art. The feelings this author is able to inspire with her words … simply astounding. Susan gets to me, every time.
On the outside this book seems like such a simple, sweet tale of love and family, but there is a brilliant complexity woven into each of the characters and circumstances.
John Pagano “the good son” is completely divine … and Katrynn Page is his perfect match. The struggles faced by this pair are not completely uncommon. Some miscommunication, some jealousy, some lost trust. Yet, Fanetti explores those struggles in a way that’s similar to having a major revelation.
I found myself very easily able to identify with Katrynn. Her family is nothing like my own, yet somehow I seem to share a lot of her same fears. Her “muteness” is something I completely understand. Her inner conflict may seem understated to some, but I recognize the debilitating fear happening in that moment. Personal hang-ups, regardless of their nature, are difficult to overcome. I love that this character was allowed to battle with it and not provided an easy answer or quick fix.
This is what Susan Fanetti does best – she lets her characters go through the mire before they can come out better on the other side, and even once they emerge from that dark place, life does not throw bouquets of fresh flowers – Susan let’s her characters be exactly who they are, and face the demons within.
John is simply swoon worthy. I won’t go into great detail about him … I’ll just say – should my husband wish to read up on how to be a perfect man – I’m handing him this book.
As per the theme of this series, the family element plays a large and important role. It’s just another thing that Ms. Fanetti manages to nail flawlessly into place. When I read these books, I feel like I too become part of the Pagano family … and it’s an exceptional place to be.
Can’t wait for Joey’s book and the conclusion to this epic tale.
* ARC graciously provided by the author. Thank you. *
Two ebook copies of Prayer
(or any other Pagano Family series title)
Enter this giveaway on the Foxy Blogs Facebook page HERE
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wow! Again, I’m in awe of Ms. Fanetti’s ability to capture my attention and make me feel so deeply for her characters. I’m not a crier and yet every single Fanetti book has made me cry with this one being no exception. The realness of her stories leaves a powerful punch. I feel like I really know the characters and because of that I’m invested in their outcome.
”On paper, it looked good: good job, cool house, great family.”
John Pagano is the “good son.” He does what is expected of him and he keeps his nose clean. Since this is the 5th book in the series John has aged through the series and is now in his late thirties. Over the years he’s watched his siblings have families of their own and now he’s realizing he wants one too. He knows on paper he’s the total package with a good job in the family business, a house on the beach and his close knit family but he’s missing that special someone to share it with.
”Shitty luck with men.”
Katrynn is a catch in herself but unfortunately she keeps landing the bottom of the barrel type of guys. As a friend and an employee of the Pagano’s she’s been friends with John for the last 5 years. Their timing has always been off …when one them was in a relationship the other one wasn’t.
”You’re not trying to polish up a turd. You’re trying to find the flaw in the diamond.”
Katrynn is like many women who fret over a good thing. They begin to worry that ‘this guy’ is too good to be true. John being about 5 years older than Katrynn was beyond playing games and was ready to be downright honest about his feelings towards their situation.
The majority of Ms. Fanetti books have older characters which I, for one, thoroughly enjoy. It shows that beyond your teen and college days – when we all favor youth … “older” people can have just as exciting and fulfilling lives.Their stories are book worthy. The maturity that comes with age is something I enjoy reading because life still dumps on those who we’d consider having their act together.
Picking up a Fanetti book is like living in a world where I don’t want to leave. I love the worlds she creates so much that I’m still suffering from a book hangover. The only cure I’ve been able to find for a #FanettiBookHangOver is to wait it out. It’s been a week and half since I closed the cover ofPrayer and I’ve yet to find any book that can hold my attention. *Le sigh*
Don’t miss out this awesome series. If you love books that center around strong family bonds than you’ve hit the jackpot with the Pagano Family series. Plus, for all the fans of FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS romance will be happy with this one.
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**