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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shannon Hart Blog Tour – Until the End of Forever Review

Until the End of Forever by Shannon Hart
Published: September 10th, 2009
Publisher: Black Leaf Publishing
284 pages (paperback)
Genre: Romance
Acquired this book: From the author as part of the Chick Lit Plus blog tour
Warning: Contains spoilers
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Synopsis: When Sarah Matthews keeps having recurring nightmares she begins to psycho-analyse herself in an attempt to find the reason behind them. After all, she has a perfect marriage; two beautiful children; a part-share in a little business; and everything in the world she could possibly wish for. She is totally content...or is she? Could her life be just a little too perfect? Over a friendly luncheon, Sarah suddenly has stirrings of envy for the total freedom she can no longer enjoy; and when the opportunity is offered her to go to Paris for a month to work with a photographer on the production of a series of Coffee Table books, she decides to go off and find herself. However, in the wake of tragedy she is called back home again, only to find upon her return that the relationship between her and her husband rapidly begins to deteriorate. Very much aimed at the feminine reader, this is a lovely story, and one to which very few will be unable to relate.

What I thought of Until the End of Forever:
Sarah is someone who seems to have it all – a great, handsome husband, nearly perfect kids, a job she enjoys, friends, a nice house, you name it. But somewhere along the way, she lost her own identity in being something to everyone else – someone’s wife, someone’s mother, someone’s daughter, etc. She lost Sarah. A lot of people can probably relate to that – we get used to the roles we play in everyday life and can lose sight of who we really are.

When Sarah went off to Paris, I expected something exciting to happen. I thought maybe she’d meet some hot Frenchman, get close to having a fling with him, but then realize what a great husband she has, how wonderful her life really was, and go back home with a fresh outlook. Nothing actually happened in Paris, and when Sarah returned home, her husband was angry because she had left, even though he’d ‘allowed’ her to go.

What follows had me rolling my eyes at both characters, but I guess that says something about the writing - when you actually feel something toward/about the characters. I wanted them to work it out, get over their separate issues and work on their relationship, which obviously needed work. I thought that the actual reconciliation was a bit quick, after how angry they had been, but in the final chapter, we see that things work out for them and they’re rebuilding a healthier relationship.
*****

If you’re interested in winning a copy of this book, head on over to Shannon’s tour page at Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card – open worldwide. Also, if you buy the book and send your receipt to Samantha, the tour host, you'll get 5 extra entries.


Participants in this blog tour:
September 12- Chick Lit=The New Black- Review
September 13- Book Fetish- Review
September 14- Chick Lit=The New Black- Guest Post
September 15- Chick Lit=The New Black- Q&A
September 16- Rea Book Review- Review & Q&A
September 19- Reading Nook- September 19- Review & Guest Post
September 20- Bitch Lit- Review
September 21- Booksessed- Review
September 22- Pukkapad Reviews- Review
September 23- Bitch Lit- Guest Post
September 24- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A
September 25- Chick Lit Plus- Review
September 26- Amie’s Reviews- Review & Q&A
September 27- Just Jump- Review
September 27- Just Jump-Guest Post
September 28- Ramblings of a Daydreamer- Review
September 29- Ramblings of a Daydreamer - Guest Post
September 30- A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews- Q&A
October 1- A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews- Review
October 2- Lost in Literature- Review
October 3- Steph the Bookworm- Review



2 comments:

Samantha said...

Great post, thank you so much!

anaavu said...

The book sounds a bit ridiculous from your review lol!

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