What started as a small hunt for something to warm my heart on a cold winter night, something maybe within the seasonal feel, not only led me to this wonderful novel, Love on the Line but Love on a Limb, which started it all for me. I have been quite speechless actually for the words to do proper justice to not only my feelings that I have but those that are provoked while reading the book. I do know for sure that I will not go into details, that is one thing you will need to dive into not just this book, but also Love on a Limb for yourself in order to truly appreciate the journey to be had. Matt and Mikayla will definitely make sure you feel the gambit of emotions though, tears included if you are anything like myself, so you will want to have those comfort items and a box of tissues to keep you company while you read. My only complaint it that this is over, but I am for sure ordering hard copies now so that they can grace my bookshelves and I can hold them and enjoy these beauties whenever I need my emotions ruffled. I can’t wait to see what will come next from Laurie Lewis! Thank you so much for this fantastic read!
This is the follow up story of Love on a Limb. We were left with Matt and Mikaela after their wedding in book one. We find Mikaela and Matt are still fighting the cancer. More choices are offered with more decisions to be made this time around. Mikaela and Matt’s love is amazing! If they would just let it shine through. Love is love, no matter what and sometimes love is work. Every time, though, love is worth it.
“I promise you, Matt, nothing comes before us. Whenever love is on the line, I’m always going to choose us.”
This story includes new characters that will make you shake your head in disbelief. Some even make you smile with heart felt love. I loved the story line except again for the cancer. Because like my review of book one: I hate cancer.
This author never ceases to amaze me with her story telling. I look forward to what else she can write!
Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks
Love on the Line by Laurie Lewis
I’ve finally read this story. I’ve been putting it off because the first book was really emotional. This one didn’t disappoint. I actually had tears come down my face as I read this story. So much love in one group. So much hope and faith. Mikaela is a very strong woman. She stood by Matt through everything never giving up or losing faith. Life is full of surprises and unfortunate events. The author did a really great job laying this story out and building up your possibilities. Almost made me wish that life really worked like they do in books.
Hands down, this emotional roller coaster is worth every single emotion you will experience. I simply adored this book and these characters. The story is so well developed I found myself reading the last page before I knew it. Just a fantastic book and series. Loved it.
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
I love this book. It brings so much emotion and I found myself crying in parts. It is a sweet romance story that shows you how strong love can be when life takes a bad turn and beliefs in miracles are a must. Matt and Mikaela are great characters that have been through so much and it was great watching them grow throughout their story. This author has created a story that I couldn’t put down until the end. I must say it left me with an emotional hangover, I loved it, a must read!
LOVE on the LINE (Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens Book 2)
by Laurie Lewis
5x a trillion stars
I will start this review with an excerpt of my review for Love On A Limb…..
“I have read so many books this year, and in my life. Ive many times read and been touched by a book and claimed that it was my favorite for that year or whatever. I can honestly, straight from the heart say that NO BOOK has ever touched me the way this book has. Books often grip me and take my emotions on a ride but this one, this one will hold on forever. Im praying I’ll someday find that she has a paperback of this book because I need this in my life and on my shelf.”
I just finished Love On The Line and reading the acknowledgments at the end is where I will start….Dear Author….your worries of falling short were unneeded…I will not say you bypassed Love On A Limb because that still sits proudly at the top of my favorites of all time, what this addition to that story did was just add a continuation of those same feelings. There are many books I’ve read in my life that do deserve a different category then the rating max we are allowed but these books sit in a category even above that in my mind.
Thank you for keeping this so so real and making me feel these emotions so deeply. I am blessed with this kind of love in my life which made my feelings and understanding of these stories that much more powerful. The care you took in forming all of these words is not even explainable by someone like me that doesn’t have the same way with words.
I’ve read MANY of this authors books and I won’t take away from how much I loved all of them but this story completely knocks me out…I’m not even going into the storyline, I’m praying that anyone that reads this review will go back and read my first review and will take my advice and pick up BOTH of these books…please do not read this one without reading the first…I will usually give in and say you could read this out of order, but not in this case…don’t do it..trust me.
I could go on for days, but will end here with a sincere heartfelt thanks to this author. You seriously have set the bar high and I can’t imagine where you will go next but I do know I’ll be the first in line when you release it.
***sigh*** I hate this is over but can’t wait to read them again and again.
Review by @debikircher
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LOVE on the LINE (Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens Book 2) by Laurie L. C. Lewis
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Genre – Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 305 pages
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“Whenever love is on the line, we’ll always choose us.”
It was an easy promise for Matt and Mikaela Grayken to make. After all, Matt fell in love with Mikaela the first time he saw her across a room, serving her cancer patients. Mikaela crossed an ocean to find Matt’s birth sister Kate, whose stem cells could save his life. That’s the kind of love they share.
In their quest to defy the limits of Matt’s health and return a bit of the good they’ve known, they embrace grand, miraculous opportunities. But these opportunities bring new stress that threatens Matt’s health while also entwining the Graykens in the lives of complicated people who will challenge their bond, putting to test the promise they made, to choose each other when love is on the line.
Love on the Line, Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens, Book Two, is the highly anticipated sequel to Love on a Limb.
~ AMAZON ~
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Love on the Line is Laurie’s eleventh published novel. Her women’s fiction/romance novels include Awakening Avery, (2018), Love on a Limb, (2017), Sweet Water, (2017), The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), and Unspoken (2004), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical romance series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).
Laurie Lewis is a RONE Award Winner, a New Apple Literary Award winner, A BRAGG Medallion honoree, and she was twice named a Whitney Awards and USA Best Books Awards finalist.
Awakening Avery by Laurie Lewis was the complete package. I can honestly say this book had me hooked from page one.
Avery has written a few books and has recently lost her husband. Herself and her children have been devastated. She decides she needs to go spend the summer somewhere else to find herself. She ends up switching homes with another widow who she has seen many times before while on vacation.
Nice and simple right? Well the temporary switch is anything but simple. Gabriel is basically kicking his two daughters out of the house for the summer. Giving them a dose of tough love. He has sheltered them and they are both grown women who need to learn not to depend on Daddy.
Avery introduces Gabriel to an author’s books that she says was her mentor. Gabriel was hooked from the beginning. There are so many characters in this book and they all end up intertwined.
This really was a great read that will leave you have a happy, sweet feeling and it will also have you nearly in tears at times. A book you do not want to skip over.
Review by @xchellex
Awakening Avery is the third book in the Second Chance Romance Series by Laurie Lewis. I have read a few of Ms. Lewis’s books now and I can always count on her to give me something to sink my teeth into- something that will move me, and something that will keep me well and truly entertained. I have come into this series by reading the third book first- I know, I am a bit backward lol. Needless to say, that this book can be read as a standalone, but it has intrigued me enough to want to know what happened in those first two books, so I will definitely be going back to read them in the near future.
I found this to be quite a thought-provoking story, as I could really relate to Avery and her stage in life- so it really got me thinking about what I would do and how I would cope given the same circumstances that Avery finds herself in. Because I am not so sure I would do very well at all. Which makes me admire Avery all the more for her strength, even as she struggled with depression, grief, feeling lost and somewhat stuck- and unable to move forward. But, she does just that- and it’s through this wonderful story that we get to accompany her on this journey to find herself, and begin to ‘live’ again.
As always, Ms. Lewis writes characters who really make the story special- the story itself is interesting- but it’s the characters who really make this story- they are portrayed in such a way that the story becomes ‘real’… entirely believable, and very relatable.
A wonderful second chances story.
Thank you, Ms. Lewis!
Love On a Limb: A Love Story For All Seasons by Laurie Lewis
5 Stars…it deserves so many more!
With tears in my eyes as I just finished reading this amazing work of art I couldnt wait one second to jump in here and review this book!
I have read so many books this year, and in my life. Ive many times read and been touched by a book and claimed that it was my favorite for that year or whatever. I can honestly, straight from the heart say that NO BOOK has ever touched me the way this book has. Books often grip me and take my emotions on a ride but this one, this one will hold on forever. Im praying I’ll someday find that she has a paperback of this book because I need this in my life and on my shelf.
This is not the first book I’ve read by this author, I’ve loved her way of words, her way of grabbing a hold and hanging on, these people she writes about are so so real. If there is an even remote possibility that there is a negative to mention about this story, it’s only that it ended and I could have read about these two amazing people for days. Matt is the ultimate Book Boyfriend and I will compare every male lead to him from this point on. Mikaela follows suit with being the ultimate heroine.Watching these two progress from where they started to where they ended up was written so beautifully and has tore my heart right out of my chest. I don’t know what to say except that this was a brilliantly awesome amazing piece of writing. Every single emotion that should have been felt while reading this I promise was felt and I could not hold back the tears during some of the scenes. This strengthened my belief in hope, promises, miracles, and prayers as well as things definitely not turning out like you thought they would.
Many Many Thanks to Miss Lewis for a story that rises above and sets the bar high for all the stories I will still read in my future, some Ill love, some I won’t, but this one will always stand up as one of the greatest. I already can’t wait to reread it!!
Reviewed by @debikircher