Somehow Lewis has snuck into my life and beat me over the head with a mallet because I don’t know how I haven’t read more of her work before now. But suffice it to say she is on my “buy it all now” list! This book was brilliant! I simply have no words to describe how much I enjoyed these pages. It has the right combination of intrigue, suspense. The main characters were well developed and complex and relatable. Even the setting was a character on its own with plenty to say. I loved every page and cannot wait to read more. Simply brilliant!
SECRETS NEVER DIE by Laurie Lewis
5+++++ AMAZINGLY AWESOME Stars
I just don’t know where to begin with this review. Laurie Lewis has sat within the top of my “favorite authors ever” list since the first book I read by her, and that has not changed and I don’t think ever will. Each book is different, there is no pattern to her storylines and when I open a book that she has written I make sure I can read it in its entirety because that is what normally happens.
Secrets Never Die had me all twisted up, it was a never ending roller coaster ride constantly having me speculating the next move and finally just giving up and enjoying the ride. Being completely hooked happened on like page 1 and it never let up from there. The storyline was so unique and so precise with no stones left unturned, I was left with no questions or confusion, just simply wanting more! I did not want this story to end. I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said I never got confused while reading because there were so many dips and curves along the way but it just took sitting and lining everything up in my mind to keep me on track. I can not even try to sum up what happened in this book except to say that the characters were amazing. I loved some, I liked some, and I strongly disliked some and there were a few parts where they made me smile. Suspense with a good mystery is one of my favorite genres and Miss Lewis hit this one out of the park.
I would love more from this town and these characters, I would love to know how the trip to Idaho turned out, but for now I’m going to go ahead and allow this story to end in my mind the way I want it to 🙂
Highly recommend this and anything by this author. She is truly amazing and sets the bar high with every book and then meets it or beats it on the next.
I never hesitate to pick up one of this author’s stories. This story is full of action and drama. I loved being pulled into this story from the beginning and not being able to put it down until the end. The characters really made the story come to life and they really just messed well together. Tallie goes in search of answers to questions about her life. Jackson also finds himself off in search of unanswered questions. How many concidences can there be in one small town? A must read!
Secrets Never Die
By: Laurie Lewis
5 out of 5 stars
The story Secrets Never Die by Laurie Lewis is a romantic/suspense book. I loved reading it. The story pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. It is a book that includes mystery and secrets. It is a story that had me at times quickly turning pages to find out what happened next. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Tallie Brown and Jackson James. Tallie is a woman who is strong, intelligent, and stubborn. When her mother unexpectedly dies, Tallie finds that she may have had a secret life. Will Tallie find the answers to the questions that she has? Jackson is a reporter whose past is having an effect on his future. He finds himself chasing another story seeking the road to redemption. Both Tallie and Jackson find themselves in the small town of Cutler’s Ridge. What will happen when the stories that they are chasing begin to overlap? What does the future hold for Tallie and Jackson? Read this book to find out. This is a story that is an example of why I love suspense books. You are taken on a journey that moves at a good pace and sparks your imagination and your ability to put clues together. Each one of the additional characters has their own part to play in the story and I couldn’t see the book without any of them. This is a book that I highly recommend reading.
~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~
SECRETS NEVER DIE by Laurie Lewis
BUY NOW – https://amzn.to/2llIZoj
#laurielclewis #RIOP #promo
Hosted by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 328 Pages
Cover Designer – Covenant Communications Publishing
Publisher – Covenant Communications Publishing
Tallie Brown’s life has never made sense. Raised in isolation by her mother, Julia, Tallie was dragged suddenly and without explanation from one third-world outpost to another until life normalized seven years ago when Julia took a position on a mountaintop in the Pacific northwest. But when Julia unexpectedly dies, Tallie uncovers clues suggesting that Julia had a secret life.
Journalistic phenom Jackson James is still recovering from the devastating mistake that flatlined his promising career. Now he’s paying the price, working as the editor of a syrupy community rag in a posh D.C. suburb. But when the very man who destroyed him drops a tantalizing lead about a potential D.C. scandal, the reporter sees his chance for redemption and sets off to chase the story.
Jackson’s investigation leads him to Cutler’s Ridge, a dying Virginia coal town, and directly into the path of the mysterious and beautiful Tallie. As these two mistrustful loners follow their leads, their stories begin to intertwine until they reach an alarming conclusion something terrible happened in Cutler’s Ridge. As they doggedly pursue the story, the town’s cold reception spirals into threats and danger, proving that there are those who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden forever because secrets never die.
~ 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.
Love on the Line( Great Expectations Love Stories : The Graykens Book 2)By Laurie Lewis is the sequel to Love on a Limb and the continuation of Matt and Mikaela’s story. I would recommend if you haven’t already read the first Book in this series that you grab it.You will have a better understanding of what is going on as there is a lot of information in the first book. This book not only pulled at my heartstrings but had my emotions all over the place. I found myself relating to both of them and understanding how hard it is to stay positive all the time. I could go on and on for days about how wonderful this Author is and how she knows how to write stories that make the characters come to life,and make you feel like you are apart of the story. From the bottom of my heart not only this book but the first one as will be read again and again. I highly recommend reading this book as well as the first. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Love on the Line (Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens Book 2)
5 out of 5 stars
Love on the Line is the sequel to the heart tugging, Love on a Limb. Without question I NEEDED to read this book, Love on a Limb left such a lasting impression, I smiled, I cried, truly one of the best books I’ve ever read. That being said, I was a bit fearful that Love on the Line would not live up to my expectations. Fortunately, Laurie Lewis’ writing shines bright once again in another unforgettable read about Mikaela and Matthew. The characters are heartwarming and the type that you find yourself completely rooting for. The storyline is rich and emotional, I can’t write a review that would give this story justice. Wonderful!
LOVE on the LINE by Laurie Lewis Is the sequel to Love on a Limb. When I first picked up the first book to read it was completely by chance. I fell in love with the characters and the story line. Much like the first book, this book had me from page one. It was as beautifully written, heart wrenching and just enough ups and downs to keep you wanting more. Mikaela and Matt have been on my mind since finshing the first book, and I love that she continued their story. I can’t wait to see what this author does next. I’m a huge fan after reading these two books. I easily Give this book a solid 5 stars.
LOVE on the LINE is the second book in Laurie Lewis’ The Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens series. It follows the Graykens, an unlikely couple who we watched fall in love in the first book in the series. Now, Mikaela is by Matt’s side as he faces further treatment that just might give him more time with Mikaela. Both fighting for the future they hope for, they also must prepare for the worst.
The characters are very loveable. Matt and Mikaela are great, but it’s also lovely to get to know Matt’s long-lost sister Kate, as well as seeing more of Matt’s friends as they come together to support him. Although there’s a focus on romantic love, other forms of love are very much celebrated.
The sadness in this book, surrounding Matt’s illness and Kate’s grief amongst other things, is balanced with warmth and humour. The ways that the characters cope with their pain also help the reader to cope with the sadness.
Having read Love On A Limb, I was eager to get more of Matt and Mikaela’s story and this book did not disappoint! It’s definitely worth starting at the beginning of the series to get more of the background of the characters.
For me, this is a five-star book. An emotional, captivating read that I would recommend to readers who want to feel all the feels.
Love On the Line by Laurie L.C. Lewis
Love on the Line is the second book in the Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens by Laurie L.C. Lewis. This books begins where the first book left off, so if you haven’t read Love on a Limb, you should definitely read that book first. Both books were really emotional reads for me. Love on the Line brings back Matt and Mikaela, learning to deal with Matt continued health issues and feelings of guilt as a survivor. This book had me bawling as the issues hit close to home for me. I really enjoyed the storyline and even my emotional upheaval. This book had me hooked from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down until I read the last. This is such a great series and I’m kind of hoping it continues.
Reviewed by @sunbarn