Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel, begun in THE TRAVELING MAN ……
How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?
And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home
Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.
Can one person be my home?
LOUISA’S 4.5 STAR REVIEW
I had been hearing from friends (you know who you are) have been telling me to read the Traveling Man. I finally made myself take the time and read this beautiful book. This author has taken an unlikely man, a boy, who many treat like a freak, made him loveable and brought us into his world, into his life.
These characters meet at the age of 10. Kestrel (Kes) who travels with a carnival with his brother and grandfather and extended family. Aimee, who is from an innocent girl, who has a conservative family. She insists they spend her birthday at the carnival. That decision begins a lifelong friendship that eventually turns to love. We watch as these two become teenages and experience first love and experience the loss of their first love.
The Traveling woman begins after The Traveling Man ends. YOU MUST read The Traveling Man first and you MUST read The Traveling Man because it is such a great book.
This author has beautiful words and 2 lives that she allows us to become a part of. The family life Aimee grows up with is just so different than Kes’s family life, but Kes and Aimee are so alike. Aimee has 2 “traditional” parents who think they know what is best for her and then we have Kes, the traveling man who has a misfit of family members, but who allow him to be who he is and accepts him for what he is.
This book is about Aimee’s leap of faith, her taking the chance to be with Kes without giving up her dream, as she soon figures out, having Kes with her while she lives the “normal” life, isn’t the best place for Kes. Can she have both? The man who is her destiny and the dreams she has worked so hard for?
I loved every moment of this book and this series. It was eye opening, beautiful and such an inspirational love story. It’s not always great, there are sacrifices in love and both, Aimee and Kes, were willing to do whatever it takes to make their life together work. Just beautiful!
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I stopped suddenly and Gregg all but ran me over, knocking my purse from my arm and making me stumble.
“Really, I can explain about Lulu,” he babbled, but I wasn’t listening to him.
I was staring at the man on the other side of the parking lot, his silver-gray eyes fixed intently on me.
“Kes,” I breathed, my heart starting to gallop.
I squeezed my eyes shut, wondering briefly if I’d fallen over the edge of sanity and conjured him up, imagined that he’d come for me. But when I looked again, his eyes were still watching me, full of fire.
Gratitude, hope, love, shock—so many emotions twisted inside me.
He was leaning against an electric-blue motorcycle and a plain black helmet dangled from one hand. A leather jacket hung from his broad shoulders, his long legs encased in dark denim and ending in heavy black biker boots. He looked dangerous, and when he pushed his free hand through his dark hair and straightened up, his heated eyes never left mine.
He was here. Really here. For me.
My body hungered for his and my arms longed to reach out for him. The words ‘I love you’ burned on my tongue, but I bit them back.
He was here, but I needed to know what it meant. So I locked my heart away. Kes still had secrets.
But he’s here! My happy heart screamed.
His eyes swept up and down my body and a pulse of heat washed over me as color rose in my cheeks.
But then his eyes narrowed slightly as he lasered in on Gregg, and I could see the rage boiling up inside him.
“Oh shit,” I said softly as Kes stalked toward us.
I pulled my purse back onto my shoulder and glanced at Gregg who was still talking. Finally, he noticed Kes striding over and his eyebrows lifted with surprise. But it was Kes who spoke first.
“Can we talk?”
I stared at him. “You want to talk? That’s new.”
He winced, regret and pain on his face, and glanced across at Gregg. “Am I too late?”
I met his eyes and spoke honestly.
The Traveling Man (The Traveling Duet, #1)
I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.
Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.
Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.
Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.
About the Author
I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.
I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.
Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.