Thursday, September 24, 2015

#BookReview 'All For Family (A Rawley Family Novel)' by Olivia Hardin

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All For Family

Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Rawley family, but gearing up for Van and Kay’s nuptials revives old insecurities for Kay’s sister-in-law Meg. When she learns that her ex-husband is asking for her from his hospital bed, Meg must confront the painful memories of her past.

Family is everything for Jeremy Rawley. Most important is the one he and Meg created together. But their beginning was tangled in memories he wishes his wife could forget for good. A call from her past brings them back to a place he thought they’d never have to be again.

Forgiveness may be the key, but the first step is finding the locked heart that needs it.

**My thoughts**
This is the third installment in the Rawley Family series by Olivia Hardin. This story can definitely stand on its own, as its focus is on Meg and Jeremy. Yes, they talk about Kay's wedding, but you don't need the details from Justice For All to appreciate this story. (Although, I highly recommend reading that one!) You may also enjoy reading All For Hope, but again it isn't necessary before picking up this book.

I love Meg. She is a real woman and one to whom many of us should be able to relate. She is going through a divorce, so her world is a bit topsy-turvy as it is. What I love about her the most is her vulnerability and insecurity about herself and her curvy figure, while also demonstrating a lot of strength in taking her life back. She is a big, beautiful woman, inside and out, without falling into that stereotypical BBW genre that is so popular right now. Her struggles and her growth are completely genuine. You truly want to see her overcome, to fall in love and be loved, and to be successful in everything she does. You also want to smack her ex-husband around a lot and admire how she is able to take the higher road. The woman has amazing compassion and forgiveness inside of her.

Jeremy is everything you would want in a man. He is also genuine and caring. He is another relatable character. You probably know a few like him (and are hopefully involved with one like him!). It's just that Durma thing that makes him a little different from the other men in your life. The two of them mesh well together.

One of my favorite things in this book is how Meg and Jeremy write letters to each other when they are separated. This allows them to create an even deeper relationship than you usually find in a contemporary romance book. It gave them almost an old-fashioned feel, though the story only takes place twelve years ago. I think it encompasses some beauty in love that we have forgotten as technology has taken over our lives.

This book left me with a really warm and fuzzy feeling after I finished it. I absolutely loved it.

I did receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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