New Release Review: Love for Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone

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New Release Review: Love for Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone

Love for Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone releases today, and I highly recommend this romance! Thank you to Martina for allowing me to read an advance copy, however that did not influcence my thoughts or feelings below. I loved this book and I hope you check it out!

 

New Release Review: Love for Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone

Love for Two Lifetimes

by Martina Boone
Published by: Mayfair Publishing
on September 25, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 451
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Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .

When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.

Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.

Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand estate in the Cotswolds to a hospital bedside in India and ultimately to the Taj Mahal, Izzy and Malcolm try desperately not to fall in love. But some things are impossible. . .

And some loves are worth any sacrifice...

Uplifting, funny, tragic, and unforgettably romantic, Love for Two Lifetimes is a tale of two generations of romance, a lifetime of friendship, a history of good intentions, and one last, heartbreaking and hopeful choice revealed in prose, texts, and love letters. If you enjoy the fairy tale royal weddings or the intense emotion of any story by John Greene or Nicholas Sparks, Love for Two Lifetimes will have you turning pages late into the night.

“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane

 

Review

Love for Two Lifetimes is my first time reading Martina but now I feel compelled to go back and read her entire catalog!

When Izzy suddenly and unexpectedly loses her mother to a car accident, her world comes crashing in on her. It’s always been Izzy and mom, their lives so intertwined and relationship so close. So imagine Izzy’s surprise when she finds a hidden box of unsent love letters written from her mom to a mysterious man overseas. Is this her father? How could her mother harbor these intense feelings all this time and never tell her?

Izzy sets off to seek answers and finds herself amongst English royalty, which I actually enjoyed. When I saw “royalty” I was concerned the story would be a typical royal romance but this book was so so so much more. Instead of being about royalty, family and history are explored. Obligations not to a country or title but to a person’s personal family history. I was hooked.

Love for Two Lifetimes is a story of how messy humans and love are. Even the most well intentioned people and situations can have negative or unexpected outcomes.

Plus, the romance in this story is just so incredible. Loved every minute of it.

PS: Ok, so, companion novel with Elli and Percy, right? Right.

 

About Martina Boone

Martina Boone is the award-winning author of Love for Two Lifetimes and the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, including CompulsionPersuasion, and Illusionfor young adults as well as romantic fiction for adult readers starting with Lake of DestinyShe’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers Site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site dedicated to encouraging literacy and reader engagement through a celebration of series literature. She’s on the Board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and runs the CompulsionForReading.com program to distribute books to underfunded schools and libraries.

She lives in Virginia with her husband, children, Shetland Sheepdog, and a lopsided cat, and she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she loves to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

 

 

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