The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick
THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel, begun in THE TRAVELING MAN
Four out of Five Hearts
How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?
And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home?
Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.
Can one person be my home?
Kelly – 5 Crowns
’A thrilling, magical, heartfelt and compelling duet that is totally unmissable’.
Enchanting is the word I would use to describe this unforgettable duet. It’s not only written beautifully well, but it showcases the best of modern contemporary romance.
Jane Harvey-Berrick is a word weaver, a magician, a pure talent as she translates her vivid imagination into one of word magic, ones that speak of life, love, hardships, sacrifices and the power of friendship. The Traveling Man and The Traveling Woman is one of those stories that emanates the power to render your heart captured and your soul complete, and yes…all this with words.
Kes and Aimee’s story is not a whirlwind romance, and neither is it filled with cookie cutter homes with white picket fences and fresh smelling roses; this is a love story thwarted with challenges. A story of how two people so different, both flawed in their own ways, come together in the most electrifying manner. One a free bird, living off the rush, the scent of danger an alluring pull – the other, an educated school teacher with student debt and a penchant for doing what others expect.
The Traveling Man was very much a coming of age romance that started in childhood and carried on into adulthood after an 8-year separation. One could say that the second part of this story actually started when Kes and Aimee met again in their early 20’s, but the formula completely changes in this concluding part, because the first was very enchanted, magical and held an innocent air, but they were both pulling in different directions and neither seemed willing to concede.
The Traveling Woman is more about becoming grounded. Finding the perfect balance between what your head believes is right, whilst your heart telling you what you need, and in this instance there is only one answer…
The magical thrall is turned down a notch in this book but that doesn’t make it any less powerful, if anything we watch the connection grow, as Kes and Aimee learn to become one and finally take that final ride together, and one that is quite simply, unforgettable.
Take the ferris wheel ride of your life, absorb the beautiful scenery, and read this duet! : )
The perfect conclusion to a magical and unmissable love story.
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