Moving On by Annette Bower @goddessfish


(null)Moving On
by Annette Bower

Anna Jenkins, a mysterious woman arrives in the resort town of Regina Beach as the heir to a cottage, even though there isn’t an obvious family connection. The residents of the town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. Anna meets Nick Donnelly with a secret of his own. As a soldier, the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion were greater than most people realize.

During his rehabilitation, Nick and Anna become friends. Nick begins to dream of a life on the land with a family of his own. When Anna discovers that Nick plans to return to active duty, she puts the brakes on loving a man who might die because of his career. Nick must convince Anna they have a future to live for.

Moving On: Sweet contemporary romance with an heiress, a soldier, a small town and secrets.

Read an excerpt:
Anna was drawn to the large windows that revealed small waves washing onto the shore while his voice rose and fell in the background. She jumped when Nick spoke from behind her. “Looks like you’ve got a big job to make this old man’s house a place you’d want to live.” He had picked up a ship in a bottle and held it to the light.

She stood with determined confidence. “They say work is good therapy.” She felt a pang of intuitive kinship with him again, and smiled. “Do you ever wonder if they really know what they are talking about?”

Nick raised his hand and gently touched the side of her face, turning it toward him. He looked deep into her eyes as if searching for recognition. “Yeah, they’re probably just a bunch of clowns who think up Pollyanna sayings to make us feel better about our lives.”

She would have returned that gentle touch in a moment of shared intimacy, if his stance hadn’t changed. He shifted away from her as if he sensed danger. Nick pivoted on his rubber-soled boots and almost leapt through the door. The moment was thick with uncertainty.

She caught a chuckle that ended up more of a snort. They were like two wounded animals who suddenly found themselves in the same pen, wondering who was stronger and would survive. Surely she wasn’t attracted to Nick Donnelly just because they were both grieving their severed pasts.

My review:

Moving On is a sweet story about loss and love. It’s totally got the small town feel that the author is trying to put across and you get wrapped up in the story. It had a lot of emotion, some was a little bit too much for me at times but never the less, it was a well written story with fully developed characters.

(null)Annette Bower explores women’s roles in families, in communities and women’s emotions at the beginning and end of love in her home office in Regina, SK.

Her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States, and United Kingdom and most recently in the Lake Winnipeg Writers Journal, Voices V 14/1.

She pursues the writing craft in workshops through the SWG conferences, Writing with Style, Banff Centre for the Arts, Surrey International Writers Conference, and Romance Writers of America Conferences. She is attending the Novel Colloquium at Sage Hill Writing Experience in July, 2014.

Her women’s fiction novel, Woman of Substance, is published by Soul Mate Publishing. Her novel Moving On re-released electronically by Soul Mate Publishing in October 2014.

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About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Good morning Jen,
    Thank you for hosting during Moving On’s book tour. Thank you for appreciating the small town feel. It is great that there are so many books with various degrees of emotion for so many different readers. Your review will help readers decide if they will join Nick and Anna on their journey.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  3. Thanks for sharing your honest review!! I enjoyed the excerpt too so thanks for sharing that as well.. I love a good emotional read so I’ll definitely be checking this one out 🙂

    • Hello Victoria,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour. It does this author’s heart good to read that a reviewer finds the story is “well-written with fully developed characters”.
      Thank you for considering joining Nick and Anna on their journey.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  4. Patrick Siu says

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Dear Patrick,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s last day of the book review tour.
      You are welcome for introducing you to Moving On.
      Good luck in the contest.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  5. Thanks for the review!

    • Hello Trix,
      Thank you for joining Moving On’s book review tour. I’m grateful to Jen for being a book review host and providing an honest review. “Emotional, well written, and fully developed story.” High praise indeed.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  6. interesting story

    • Hello bn100,
      Thank you for joining the last stop at Crafty Cauldron. This is Moving On’s last book review for this tour. Jen mentioned the small town feel in Moving On. Even though readers are posting from miles away it is comforting to know they care about finding new books and authors.
      I have had fun. I hope you did too.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

  7. Dear Jen at Crafty Cauldron,
    Thank you for volunteering to be the last host for Goddess Fish on Moving On’s Book Review tour. It has been a wonderful month.
    I would also like to thank your readers who dropped in and read your review, commented and entered the contest. You have helped readers discover a book they may pick up one day and share the journey with Nick and Anna.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  8. Dear Jen and Book Review Followers,
    The $50 Amazon or B/N GC by a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. In addition. Goddess Fish Promotions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host has been made.

    Congratulations to Dorothy T., winner of the tour prize and to Hope. Dreams. Life… Love and to Kaisy Daisy’s Corner, the host winners.

    Thank you once again.

    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

  9. Hello Trackbacks,
    Thank you for posting this link to all of the other book tour hosts for Moving On.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower


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