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Posted August 25, 2013
What an incredible book! I stayed up late last night to finish it. The author did an excellent job creating her characters for this story. :-) I could picture them so vividly and their personalities seemed to jumped off the page. Kudos to Ms. Hobman for spinning the conflicts in ways that made her characters truly have to earn their happily-ever-after. This is a very powerful story that touched my heart!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 19, 2013
A must read! Heartfelt and romantic and a laugh out loud read! Pulls at your heartstrings! A tear jerker too! You wont be disapointed and it has a appy ending! Loved it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2013
This book contains everything it needs to be an exceptional read! It does however need to come wrapped with a "3 box of Kleenex" warning to it! I fell in love with the characters. I laughed with them, cried with them, I even got mad at a few of them! I loved the setting of the story, and through the author's way of telling the story, I could see everything in my mind...what she was writing about. I could even hear the accents as the different characters spoke. This is a love conquers all story, a must read, and if you've never believed in guardian angels...well, you're about to!! Love you Lisa! Can't wait for the next book!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 2, 2013
If you love romance and tragedy and believe in fate then this is the book got you. I fell in love with Mallory and Greg's love story. I laughed and cried with them, you could feel the pain that they were going though and just hoped that they would be ok. The author makes you want to go to Scotland and see all of the Loch's and scenery that the characters visit. I love how the author included Sam's family in to Mallory's life and made them her family also. This story proves that “Love Conquers All “ and that Guardian Angels exist. I would recommend this book to my friend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 16, 2013
I always love supporting new authors and Lisa did not let me down. The reason for the 4 stars is because the beginning was a little hard to keep track of, the years kept hoping around and with my limited short term memory I had to go back and figure out which year I was reading about. However, I loved the message of the book (sorry no spoilers), many times I found myself wiping a tear away and a couple of times I even sobbed. The emotions in this book are powerful and she does a great job at making us feel the character's feelings. I loved Sam and found myself hurting for Mallory but in my heart I knew Greg would save her. Greg, well, I wanted to beat him more often than not. He reminded me of my husband with his Scottish mood swings but it's hard not to love him. Is it possible to love so intensely twice in your life? This book proved that yes, you can. You can recover from a shattered heart and with the help of someone special you can give your whole heart away again. Lisa, thank you for sharing your talent with us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2013
This story made me laugh, cry, smile and a ton of other emotions!! Lisa captured it!! It was a great story and I would for sure recommend it!! LOVED IT!!!! :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2013
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Bridge Over The Atlantic is a story about love and loss and finding happiness again amidst the pain. Wow! I don't even know where to begin because I literally have so many things to say about this wonderful story. I guess first I will say if you have seen the movie P.S. I Love you and bawled your eyes out for days like I did, then get ready for this book. It's heartbreaking, emotional and funny.
When the story begins we find Mallory and her fiance Sam gearing up for a big move to Scotland to start their newly engaged lives together. Sam gets called away on business the day they are to leave so Mallory has to go alone to meet the movers and get settled. After several hours of not hearing from him she goes into the local pub and tries to phone him and is met with the sickening news that he died in a car accident. As the news sets in and Sam is laid to rest Mallory must try to move on in a new place alone. With the help of her friends and Sam's family she gets settled in her new home while grieving the loss of her beloved Sam. As she gets back on her feet she is befriended by a gruff Scotsman named Greg McBradden whom she discovers is grieving his own loss.
As Mallory and Greg help each other heal and Mallory starts her new life an unwelcome spark of attraction begins to bloom between them. Mallory is devastated that she is feeling something for someone else so soon after her fiance's death and let's Greg know that they can only be friends. As their friendship deepens Greg can no longer just be friends and does his best to start to move on from her. It's not until a trip back home that Mallory finally acknowledges her feelings for Greg but when she returns home it may be too late.
There aren't enough adjectives to properly describe the amazing and beautiful story that is The Bridge Over The Atlantic. It was beautiful, it was heartbreaking, it was sad and it was WONDERFUL! Like I said it was reminiscent of the move P.S. I Love You and tat movie left me a sobbing mess when it was over. Thankfully though this one didn't leave me so sad because the way it wrapped up was... Undesrcibable! I absolutely adored this book and I can't believe it drew out such an emotional response in me. Mallory having lost the love of her life and trying to move on without them is something I could absolutely relate to. Throughout the story she has flashbacks of how they met, how they got engaged and little snippets of their life together which added back story without dragging the book down.
The male lead in this book Greg was such a multi dimensional character that you couldn't help but love him. One minute he was gruff and ornery and the next he was laughing and making jokes. Not in a Bi-Polar way but in the way of a man fighting his feelings for someone he can't have. Not only did it break my heart that Mallory's fiance died but I had to watch Greg, whom I fell head over heels for, suffer with his growing feelings for a woman who was grieving and couldn't be with him. The relationship between Mallory and Greg went from sweet and loving to tense and nerve wracking several times. The push and pull from both of them having these feelings and neither acting on them was frustrating in a good way because you just knew they would be good together.
Mallory was written so strong in the wake of her tragedy. To be able to stick it out in a new place where she hardly knew anyone and start over was brave and endearing. Honestly, watching her grieve was really hard. I had to put the book down because I had a huge lump in my throat and cried myself to sleep a few times. This was such a character driven story and before his death we get to see Sam and Mallory from flashbacks and present day enough to fall in love with him. It's a very emotional story but it's not all sad I promise, because watching Mallory heal with the help of her friends and Sam's family was so well done and well timed that you felt like you were healing with her. Even though I loved Sam and Mallory together, I loved watching her slowly develop feelings for Greg because I swear I was rooting for them the entire time! They both know what it was like to lose a loved one suddenly and it was fulfilling to watch them help each other out. I was extremely happy with the way the book wrapped up and by the end I was crying happy tears and trying to book a flight to Scotland to find my own Greg.
For anyone who is barely literate in American English like myself, I will warn you that this book was written about an English woman and therefore there are some references I didn't understand fully that you may have to google from time to time but other than that it wasn't as English as some books I have attempted to read before. For the most part it was Americanized enough to not get lost in translation. I honestly can't recommend this book enough. It was more than everything you would want in a good read and had so many beautiful moments it was hard to capture all the aspects in one review. It is definitely a story that will sit with you long after you finish it. If you love books like The Sea Of Tranquility or Hopeless then I know you will love this book too!