Release date - 7th February 2017
Book length - 240 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winterand The Violets of March comes a gripping, poignant novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember.
While enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiance, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crane can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a writer for the Herald and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As they leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.
When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense everything connected and felt "right." But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what and whom she wants.
Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she's willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love.
Kailey Crane met the love of her life, music mogul Cade McAllister, when she was in her twenties, and could never imagine a life without him. But when their relationship hit a rough patch, Cade literally disappeared from her life without a word, devastating her life in so many ways. Now it is years later and Kailey has finally managed to move on. Engaged to Ryan, a loving and caring man, and writing for the Herald, Kailey knows that she is lucky. But when she tries to help a homeless man and stares into his eyes, her world is turned upside down. After all these years she has found Cade, broken, beaten, and unaware of who she is. Determined to help save the man that meant everything to her, she gets him medical help and together they begin to piece together what happened on the night he disappeared all those years ago. But as the Cade she knew tries desperately to find himself and his memories, is Kailey willing to sacrifice her new life and future for the ghosts of the past? ALWAYS by Sarah Jio is an emotional, heartfelt novel of love and loss, bringing the reality of homelessness in all of its complexity to the forefront. The characters are realistic in their flaws and their humanity, and as the story developed I became so invested in their journey. ALWAYS by Sarah Jio will make you smile and cry in equal measure, and make you think about how much more you can help those who need it. ALWAYS is a truly beautiful novel and I am so glad that I read it.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sarah Jio is the New York Times bestselling author of THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, THE BUNGALOW, BLACKBERRY WINTER, THE LAST CAMELLIA, MORNING GLORY, GOODNIGHT JUNE, THE LOOK OF LOVE--all from Penguin (Plume), and ALWAYS, forthcoming on February 7, 2017 from Random House (Ballantine). Sarah is also a journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, SELF, Real Simple, Fitness, Marie Claire, and many others. She has appeared as a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition. Her novels are translated into more than 25 languages. Sarah lives in Seattle with her three young boys. For more information:
Website - www.sarahjio.com
Twitter - twitter.com/sarahjio
Facebook - www.facebook.com/sarahjioauthor
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