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Stormi's Review: A Year of Extraordinary Moments (Magnolia Grove #2) by Bette Lee Crosby


APC PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing RELEASED: October 16, 2018 GENRE: women's fiction, family life LENGTH: 318 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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Tracy Briggs has finally gotten her act together. She’s focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family’s magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect. That is, until her son’s deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance.

Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. But her ex isn’t taking no for an answer. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy’s life in an unexpected way, she’ll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track.

Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

We meet Tracy, a single mother with a hearing-impaired son, Lucas, in Magnolia Grove Book 1. Here, in A Year of Extraordinary Moments, her story and that of her young son continues. Her sister is married and following a new job and so Tracy takes over the family paper. Her life is going well, her son is flourishing, and she may have a new man in her life but then her ex, Dominic, shows up. Can Tracy let go of her past and build a new and brighter future for her and Lucas? I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tracy in the first book, but this book focused more on her, and she began to grow on me. She grows into a responsible, wonderful mother. I'm glad she seems to be on a path to peace and happiness. Dominic makes himself known once again in selfish ways, and he makes me so angry. I can't get used to his selfish ways. This book was a great story of love and hope for brighter futures. Tracy, Gabriel, Alice, and little Lucas, warm my heart. The ending had me in tears. It was just beautiful. This was another heartwarming story by an amazing author. I can't wait to read more from Bette.


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