Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blog Tour: The Widow's Watcher by Eliza Maxwell

Author: Eliza Maxwell
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Date of publication: May 2018

Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isn’t about to let her follow through.

Jenna Shaw didn’t ask for Lars’s help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Lars’s past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness.

But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isn’t their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?

I'm sure I have said it before, but I rarely cry when I read books.  Once in a while a book comes along that hits me right in the heart.  The Widow's Watcher is one of those books.  Jenna Shaw has been dealt an incredibly crippling blow.  With one phone call, her entire world has ended.  But fate puts her in the path of the one person who may be able to help her find her way to the other side of grief.  

This book was gut wrenching, sad and emotionally draining.  I think I spent the first 40% of the book with tears in my eyes.  But, I couldn't put the book down.  My heart hurt for Jenna.  I can't imagine anyone surviving the amount of loss that she did.  I was rooting for her the whole time.  Her savior, Lars, had his own loss he had been dealing with for years.  Once the truth of his story was finally revealed, I spent the last 30% with tears in my eyes.  This story is like one of those tear-jerker movies that leave you exhausted from a good cry.  But it's a good exhausted.  I loved this book.  I loved the feeling of hope that I was left with and I loved the ending. 

 I won't spoil the story.  Just go read it.  It's worth the emotional ride. I know this will be in my top 10 books of 2018. 

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About Eliza Maxwell

Eliza Maxwell is the author of The Unremembered GirlThe Grave Tender, and The Kinfolk. She writes fiction from her home in Texas, which she shares with her ever-patient husband, two impatient kids, a ridiculous English setter, and a bird named Sarah. An artist and writer, a dedicated introvert, and a British cop-drama addict, she enjoys nothing more than sitting on the front porch with a good cup of coffee.
Connect with Eliza

Instagram tour stops:
Monday, May 28th: @suspensethrill
Tuesday, May 29th: @ladyofthelibrary
Wednesday, May 30th: @booknerdnative
Wednesday, May 30th: @bookishconnoisseur
Thursday, May 31st: @girlandherbooks
Thursday, May 31st: @jessislibrary
Friday, June 1st: @createexploreread
Saturday, June 2nd: @brookesbooksandbrews
Sunday, June 3rd: @girlsinbooks

Review tour stops:
Monday, May 28th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit
Tuesday, May 29th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Wednesday, May 30th: Jessicamap Reviews
Thursday, May 31st: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 4th: Openly Bookish
Tuesday, June 5th: Mama Reads
Thursday, June 7th: Books & Bindings
Friday, June 8th: Not in Jersey
Monday, June 11th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, June 12th: The Bookish Forever
Wednesday, June 13th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, June 14th: Peppermint Ph.D.
Friday, June 15th: Sweet Southern Home
Monday, June 18th: Katy’s Library
Tuesday, June 19th: Running Through the Storms
Thursday, June 21st: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, June 22nd: What is That Book About

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!