Title : Blue Wide Sky: A Smith Mountain Lake Novel – Book One
Author : Inglath Cooper
Series : N/A
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb : First love. . . forever love. Sixteen-year old Gabby Hayden wasn’t the kind of girl who gave a hoot about boys. She had a few real loves. Water-skiing, going out on Smith Mountain Lake with her dad and her dog. Anything else ranked a distant second. Until the summer smart, caring, gorgeous Sam Tatum gave her his heart.
It had been the most wonderful time of her life, lazy days hanging out at the dock, skinny-dipping at midnight, staring up at the stars from the back of Sam’s truck. They are planning their future together when Sam’s father is transferred to South Africa. Devastated, Gabby and Sam promise to wait for each other during the two years before he returns for college. But lonely and angry, Sam makes a mistake that will change the course of both their lives.
Years later, an unexpected diagnosis brings Sam home to his parents’ house on Smith Mountain Lake where he believes he can find peace and acceptance. What he finds, however, is the girl he once loved, now a woman unwilling to lose him again, a woman who will make him realize that both love and life are worth fighting for.
Review : If you are searching for a book with a lot feelings and a lot of romance combined with a very deep background-story-this is the book for you! When I have read the blurb, I already had an image in my head including some ideas about what could happen and how the author could have developed the story…. I never expected a story full of “action” – and this is not what you can expect(which I don’t mean in a negative way).
I love Inglath Cooper’s writing style! The way she has chosen her words is beautiful! It’s not over the top, not too cheesy, but also not to objective. In combination with the awesome characters, it was fun to travel through the story of Sam and Gabby. There are not many authors who are able to write a book of such length without adding at the same time not too much and not too less “information” to the story while giving just some tiny hints about something that will happen later. I often have read books with huge plot twists or an “overseized” story which gets squeezed into a book half as long as this one. This was not the case with this one!
> > > I have received this book as an ARC from the publisher. < < < > > > In exchange, I promised an honest review. < < <
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