Jul 26, 2017

Spotlight & Review -- Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery

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Excerpt:


It does no good to stake a claim on someone’s heart. Unless they give it to you, it isn’t yours to take. All you can do is share your heart and hope she wants it. All you can do is offer it and hope she takes it. All you can do is love her and hope to God she finds a way to love you back.

“I’m sorry,” he whispered.

“For what?” she asked.

“For tryin’ to force you to love me.”

“Oh, Woodman,” she said, her voice thick with emotion. “I do love you.”

“I know you do. Like a best friend. Like a brother.”

She shrugged helplessly. “And at times . . .”

He waited for her to continue.

“There have been times,” she said softly, “when I thought I felt somethin’ more.”

With his good foot, he pushed off and the swing rocked gently as he processed her words; those times—those precious moments—when she’d felt possible for him, he’d felt possible for her too. It gave him hope. It restored his patience.

“I love you,” he said gently, staring straight ahead at an old oak tree that was blocking the setting sun. It created a sunburst of orange-gold that made the tree look like it was on fire.  “I’ve been in love with you for as long as I can remember.”

“Woodman,” she sobbed.

He didn’t look at her. He stared at the tree as the orange-gold sun set the grass on fire and watched as the old oak was slowly bathed in a calming lavender.

“If you told me ‘no,’ Gin, if you told me ‘never,’ I’d leave you be. You know that, don’t you? It would damn near kill me, but I’d . . . I promise you, I’d walk away. But until you say those words, Ginger, I will keep hopin’ and keep waitin’ for you.”

She took a deep, sobbing breath beside him, and he knew if he looked at her, he’d see tears spilling over the rims of her eyes, but he didn’t look.  He watched the grass turn lavender, then purple. He focused on the dying light.

“Gin,” he whispered, hating the question but needing the answer, “are you in love with Cain?”

Peripherally, he saw her shake her head back and forth, letting her neck fall forward until her chin rested on her chest and her shoulders shook the swing with silent sobs. And then he knew for sure. It had happened. Somehow in the space of just a few days she’d fallen for Cain again.

“Gin,” he said gently, putting his finger under her chin and tilting her face up to look at him. Her blonde hair shone in the porch light over their heads as the rest of the world darkened into purple dusk little by little. “Cain is my cousin and I love him, but I just . . . I just don’t think he’s right for you.”

Why?” she demanded, her voice breaking on the simple, pleading word, as though she truly wanted an answer, as though she’d already posed the question to herself and come up with nothing.

Because he’s cock deep in Mary-Louise Walker right now while you’re weeping over him. The words sat perched on the tip of his tongue, but he couldn’t bring himself to say them—he couldn’t bear to hurt her like that, and frankly he didn’t want to villainize Cain like that, not even if meant winning Ginger.

“I see you with me, not him,” he said simply. “Darlin’, I’d be so good to you. Don’t you know that?”
She nodded, tears streaming down her lovely face, limp with sadness.

Reaching down, he took her hand gently, lifting it, bringing it to his chest and placing it directly over his heart.

“You can have this heart to break,” he said softly, devoutly, surrendering everything to her—his dignity, his control, his very soul—“if there’s even the smallest chance you might want it someday. Because here is what I know: even if you can’t ever give me yours, mine already belongs to you.”



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REVIEW




*5 "lion hearted" Stars*


"What do I do if I love them both?"
"Choose, doll baby. Someday you'll have to choose."
"What if I can't?"
"Then you'll lose them both."

When you hear of epic love stories, you immediately think of the classics--Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Pride & Prejudice, etc. 
Little Red Riding Hood doesn't really come to mind...until now.

Ginger's Heart is the epitome of epic love story!

I went into this book knowing that my heart was on the line. Because, in classic Katy form, she wrote a story in such a way that your mind, body, and soul were enveloped into this world she created. From her mind, to her fingers, and onto the pages I read, epicness happened.

"Because no matter how much you longed for them, some things simply weren't meant to be."

Ginger, Woodman, and Cain are the trio of friends that you long for. Since birth, they were inseparable. Three parts to make a whole. They were one.

Until emotions got in the way. 
Until feelings turned into love.
Until loyalty and trust were tested.
Until hearts were broken.

From the first chapter, I knew who I would have picked for Ginger. I will not say who it is because that could sway another reader's mind. This is a story that needs to be experienced by each and every person, in their own mind. Everyone needs to feel this story for themselves.
You won't be disappointed, believe me.

Katy Regnery has this way about her. The detail she puts into everything is wonderful. The sights, the smells, and even the looks on people's faces.
I could smell the lemon in Ginger's hair.
I could see the farm in which Woodman worked daily.
I could imagine the emotion from Cain's blue eyes.

"But life does get me down."
"'Course it does. I know it does. I know that, Gin. Still doesn't change the fact that when the clouds part, you're goin'to be okay. You've got the heart of a lion, princess. And you've got the fightin'scars to prove it."

Like I said, I went into this book knowing my heart would never be the same. Much like Ginger, my heart tugged for both of the men in her life. 

How could it not?!

Even hours after I've finished this book, tears fill my eyes because a little piece of each of them has snuggled into my chest. Staying there for me to love forever.

"Old someones can be new, Ginger."

One of the best things about this book was that it was told in three POVs. You were told the same exact story through three different sets of eyes. It was brilliant! 

That's why you are left with the feeling of awe and contentment. You were given a whole story from three, amazing characters!

I could honestly never stop talking about Ginger, Cain, and Woodman, but I refuse to spoil their story. It deserves every hand that turns it's pages and every eye that reads the love written within.

To Katy...thank you.
Once again, you have made my heart happy even when it was shattering into a million pieces.
Thank you for giving us an epic love story worth talking about.
One that will never be forgotten!

"Some things--no matter how long they take to finally happen--are simply meant to be." 


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About the Author: 

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. 

 Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

 Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. 

 In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

 Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home. 


  Author Links: 

 Website/Newsletter Signup: http://katyregnery.com/ 





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