Friday 1 November 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway - Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

Review by Janeane ARC received for honest review

Wow!  This is Kathryn Crane's debut novel, but there is no way on the planet that I would ever have thought this was the case!  It is written well beyond what anyone would expect of a debut.

Searching for Tomorrow is a story of soulmates, love and loss, family. It is written in past and present tense, which sometimes can get confusing, however this is not the case here.

Wrynn found her soulmate Tripp when she was just a child.  Now she has lost him and she is broken.  Her story is absolutely heartbreaking.  To have loved as deeply as she did, how can she move on for herself and her children.  I might have done a fair bit of this while I was reading....

Through the "past chapters" we follow as Wrynn and Tripp go from friends to more than friends, to lovers, to each other's everything.

You will fall in love with Tripp.  He is strong, caring, loving - even though his childhood left a lot to be desired, he overcomes it to become the man he is.

Wrynn's twin brother Liam plays a large part in her life and in the story.  Things happen as the story moves along that seem to set things up for a book of his own?  I hope this happens and not too far in the future.

Tripp's "mother" - well, what a piece of work she is.  At times I was expecting flying monkeys to hover around her she is so nasty.

I could not put this down once I started, had a very late night/early morning to finish it.  Especially when I got to the last few chapters.  Hooley dooley what a

I was left feelig all "what the heck happened".

Thank you Kathryn for giving us a wonderful, emotionally packed story.  I will certainly be reading more.


If you are reading this, I think you should know that
"About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I
am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time
with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook
and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than
likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start
coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen,
canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go
camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold
winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a
good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while
she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has
come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for
abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful.
She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every
fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares
the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between
her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand.
Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to
people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's
always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to
write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after
dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those
stories as much as she loves writing them!