Saturday, January 9, 2016

Written On My Heart

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): The marriage of Florine Gilham and Bud Warner is a cause for celebration down on The Point, the Maine fishing village where they grew up. Yet even as the newlyweds begin their lives together, Florine is drawn back into the memory of her mother, Carlie, who vanished when Florine was twelve. As unexpected clues regarding her fate begin to surface, Florine and Bud face the challenges of trying to solve an old mystery while building a new marriage and raising a family. Morgan Callan Rogers’s Written on My Heart will delight readers who love feisty, poignant characters and the beautiful, unforgettable Maine coast.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I have never read a book set in Maine that I haven't liked and Written On My Heart is no exception.  The book focuses on Florine and Bud and their new life together.  However, they can't escape the past and what is unsolved.  I never figured the ending out so it hit my square on.  Great story and keeps you wanting more.

Favorite Character(s):  This is a tie between Ida and Florine.  Of course Florine being the main character and it is hard not to like her.  The two are so similar (and different) in so many ways.  Both are very strong, independent, tough, family first type of women.  This type of person usually rates pretty high in my book. They remind me of my mother.

Setting:  The coast of Maine - one of my favorite places.

Fast read/slow read:  Pretty fast.

Cover:  I love it! If you love the coast and/or Maine, its perfect! 

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I would love to read another book by Morgan.  In fact, I would love to read her first novel, Ruby Red Heart in the Cold Blue Sea. What I didn't know was that Written On My Heart is the sequel.  You do not need to read the first book.

Morgan Callan Rogers, a generations-back native Mainer, grew up in Bath, Maine, a historic shipbuilding city located on the mighty Kennebec River. She has a BA in English from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, and a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Masters in Creating Writing program. Morgan currently lives in Portland, Maine. This is her second novel.

I have to share something in common with Morgan.  My husband is family Bath Maine.  His Aunt and Uncle, Sister and one nephew still live there.  I love the quaint downtown of Bath.  I got my MBA at University of Maine (Orono) and love Portland, especially Old Port.  I so enjoyed all the references to the area/Maine.  We are hoping to head up this summer...hint, hint Morgan.  Want to meet for tea?

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