Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Review: Always With You By Andrea Hurst #GIVEAWAY

Always With You
By Andrea Hurst
Genre: Women’s Fiction

1977 is a glorious time to be alive in the beautiful wine country of Northern California, and Cathy has everything she thought she wanted - from a thriving health food café to loyal friends.

Since the devastating failure of her short-lived marriage, Cathy has buried herself in her work and kept men at arm’s length. But when an old high school friend, Pam, brings her family for a short stay, Cathy’s stone walls begin to crumble when she meets Jamie. Jamie, whose compassion and warmth slowly break down her defenses. Jamie, whose devotion to his four-year-old daughter melts Cathy's heart and makes her desperate for a family of her own. Jamie… who is married to Pam.

A profound love that transcends time and place is impossible to resist. But is love more important than friendship? Are loyalty and fidelity an anchor or a chain? In the end, it’s all about choices – tough ones that can break hearts. Now Cathy must make the most difficult choice of her life. 

My Review

I was initially drawn to the amazing details of the book's setting. I could visualize the lush countryside. I quite liked Cathy and thought she was a well-balanced character. It was hard for me to feel sorry for her friend, Pam, when Cathy began to fall in love with her husband, Jaime. Pam is a very shallow person and I didn't care much for her. Pam and Jaime's young daughter brought a sweetness to the story that I enjoyed. 

Always With You is a feel good book even with the difficult moments surrounding the unusual love triangle. I recommend this book to fans of women's fiction and for those who love happy endings.

Author bio 

When not visiting local farmer's markets or indulging her love for chocolate, Andrea Hurst is an author and literary agent. Her passion for books drives her to find and write stories that take readers on a journey to another place and leave them with an unforgettable impression. She is a developmental editor for publishers and authors, an instructor in creative writing at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and a webinar presenter for Writers Digest. She lives with her dachshund in the Pacific Northwest, on an island much like the fictional Madrona, with all of its natural beauty and small town charm. 

Her published books include The GuestbookTea & Comfort, and Always With YouThe Lazy Dog's Guide to Enlightenment and Everybody's Natural Food Cookbook, and she co-authored A Book of Miracles. To learn more about Andrea and her books, visit or

Join her on Facebook for book giveaways and more delicious recipes and scenic photos from Madrona Island at

I have attached the author photo and book cover below. I have also attached the excerpt and the pdf of Always With You.

We would like the start date for the blog tour to be February 8th or 9th if possible. We would also be happy to do any of those four options, whichever the blogs would prefer. 

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