I Will Always Love You by Ashley Lee London
Category: Adult Fiction (18 yrs +), 287 pages
Genre: Romance | Publisher: Ashley Lee London
Release date: June 2020 | Tour dates: Nov 16 to Dec 11, 2020
Content Rating: PG. No F Words, I can think of several swear words and some profanity, one very mild sex scene after its conclusion.
Grace Parrish made two mistakes when she fell in love. She forgot her mother’s stories of segregation. “Don’t love a white man, Grace. It’s too hard and he’ll break your heart.” Even worse, she fell in love with her best friend’s husband, Peter.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is a poignant story about the foundation of marriage: love, honor, and fidelity—and the heartache of unrequited love. The must-read story shows how the power of love can overcome adversity, the pain of loss, and rejection because of racial heritage.
Grace honors her best friend Lori’s marriage and refuses to pursue an affair, yet her heart will not allow her to love another. The bond of Peter’s love continues after Lori’s passing. During a chance meeting between Peter and Grace, much to their surprise, a spark ignites that causes them each to wonder, “Could it be that we’ve been given a second chance to fall in love?”
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BOOK REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is indeed, a poignant love story.. it is actually several love stories!
This is a touching emotional "roller coaster" of relationships and events. I really liked it because it is realistically a similitude of what many experience in life. It isn't a simple story of "happily ever after".
The story begins with an abusive, sad situation with Lorraine then follows her life evolving into the lives of several others. The story continues through about three generations.
The story is written quite well and includes various social situations and challenges. It also pointed out that racial prejudice is in each racial group. The characters are well developed and the scenes portrayed well. the Title and Cover image are chosen well. The only negative, I perceive is while switching from one character's situation to another's, it was not concise enough, thus, would briefly confuse the reader. Other than this, I felt the author captivated the reader's interest and the moral of the story was presented well.
I offer a Four Stars rating for this book.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
A LOVE STORY—SAYING GOODBYE—SAVING HELLO by Ashley Lee London
Allison sat crossed legged, careful that her sneakers did not rest on the grave of Staff Sergeant Thomas McCade. She kissed her index and middle fingers and touched her husband's name on the upright stone marker at the Miramar National Cemetery in California.
"Love you, babe."
She caught sight of the sad man standing at a grave a short distance away. He bowed his head and covered his eyes with a hand. She had seen him often on weekends. A year ago, he waved when he was the first to leave. Allison always waved back.
"Sorry I'm late today," she said. "Our five-year-old daughter decided she wants to change the plans for her birthday party. This is the third change she's made. I swear, sweetheart, she takes after you. Remember when we were buying our house, and you kept going back and forth. Yes, I promise I'll bring pictures so you can see her open her presents."
She wiped away the inevitable tears that interrupted her visits. Recovery achieved, she said. "Can you believe she is going to be starting school this fall? Oh, before I forget, your kid brother has a girlfriend. Honey, I think she's the one. He can't quit talking about her."
"Oh my God. The man I keep telling you about. The one who is often here when I come. He's walking toward me."
"Excuse me," the man said. "I hope I am not interrupting. I just wanted to stop and pay my respects. My name is Randall Hunter. Your husband?'
Yes. I'm Allison McCade."
"I see your husband received the Silver Star. That is a high honor."
"He saved his unit in Afghanistan. You lost your brother?"
"My wife. She was a nurse. There was an attack at her base in Iraq.
"Thank you. I lost her five years ago. My family keeps telling me it's time to move on. The only thing that keeps me going is our son. He's eight and plays basketball and baseball. I had to buy a van to carpool him and his teammates.
"I lost my husband three years ago. My parents and sisters nag me all the time to meet someone. I'm not ready. Maybe I'll never be ready."
"You know, the hardest thing is to find someone who understands what you and I are going through. A friend. Someone to talk to. Someone you do not have to apologize when you cry. No romance. Just a friend. There's a bench next to your car. Would you sit with me the next time you come for a visit? Tell me about all of your happy times with your husband. I'll tell you about my wife's love for life, and how she killed everything she ever planted."
The unexpected question stumped Allison, and she became quiet. At last, she turned away. What do you think, sweetheart? Someone needs to hear how much I love you and miss you. Another pause.
“Okay. Next time we see each other.”
Four years later, Randall and Allison McCade Hunter announced the birth of their daughter, Melody.
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