Published on January 26th, 2015 | by Kelsey0
✰The Traveling Man #1✰By Jane Harvey-Berrick Review & Giveaway
I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.
Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.
Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.
Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.
When I received my copy of this book Jane said ‘It may not be your thing, it may not be gritty enough for you.’
Well my, my, my. Jane was totally wrong in her assumptions because I bleeding well loved it. I was surprised at how much I loved it because my tastes had changed and I was in a dark zone. But I have to say this novel brought me back from the dark and into the light.
I absolutely adored living inside the minds of these two ten year olds. Two children who were living completely different lifestyles. I could have read about their ventures all day long but the story needed to progress and it did so beautifully when they entered their teens. Hormones rage, sparks fly, all kinds of emotions are evoked.
It had been months since a book pulled me in by the short and curlies and at 50% and reading into the early hours of the night I didn’t wanna put this baby down.
It reminded me of my youth when the fair came to town, the boys were on the prowl for forbidden treasures and the girls became giddy with excitement.
This story was about holding hope in your heart. Forgiving-yet knowing it was wrong to forgive-about giving into lust and temptation.
This was a little beauty with yet another subject matter of which Jane confronts with tact and great knowledge.
It is a cliffhanger but well worth the read and not long to wait for the conclusion.
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Fan Made Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUTSNWsNGMM&feature=youtu.be
I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.
I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.
Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.
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Summary: It had been months since a book pulled me in by the short and curlies and at 50% and reading into the early hours of the night I didn't wanna put this baby down.