Love, Albert by Lynda Simmons
Publisher: Bluefoot Press
Publication Date: October 27, 2014
Format: Paperback - 242 pages
Kindle - 421 KB
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Vicky Ferguson loves her husband Reid, always has, always will. But with two kids to think about, it’s time for the free-wheeling, sports car loving pilot to put his feet on the ground and lay down some roots. Reid can’t imagine life without Vicky but neither can he see himself pushing a lawn mower or driving a mini-van. They’re on track to a divorce neither one wants until a last request from beloved Uncle Albert puts them on the road together one last time.
My Book Review:
Love, Albert is a lighthearted romantic comedy that follows the story about a couple who are heading towards a divorce, until a deceased uncle's final request in his will brings them together on a journey that might bring them back together.
Vicky and Reid Ferguson have been together for eight years, but six months ago the realization that they want two very different lifestyles derails their marriage, and even though they love each other, the differences in their lifestyle choices has them on the road to getting a divorce. That is until Reid's Uncle Albert unexpectedly passes away and leaves his estate to Vicky and Reid. Albert requests that Vicky and Reid take his ashes to Seaport, Oregon, and scatter them at Jackson's Point. Can a deceased uncle's final request and a road trip from California to Oregon be the unexpected and perfect way to bring Vicky and Reid back together for a fresh start?
Author Lynda Simmons weaves an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Vicky and Reid's journey. With a nice mixture of drama, humor, and romance, Uncle Albert's last wishes unknowingly brings this couple back together as their journey up the west coast gives them a last chance to patch their marriage up before heading for divorce court.
The author does a wonderful job of giving the reader a picture of how funny Uncle Albert was in life, and how this lovable prankster's divine intervention unexpectedly draws his two favorite people together, a broken couple who are still very much in love with each other, only to be at odds when it comes to agreeing upon a marriage based on a common lifestyle. You can't help but cheer on Vicky and Reid as the road trip gives them an unexpected and much needed chance to air out the differences in their marriage, along with the hope that Uncle Albert's last wishes will be enough to bring them back together. I loved the mixture of humor and romance that was interwoven throughout the story, it made the story both entertaining and endearing, and it easily kept me turning the pages and wondering if the road trip would save Vicky and Reid's marriage.
Love, Albert is an enjoyable story about a couple's undeniable love that is given a second chance through a departed loved one's divine intervention. It is a sweet story that will leave a smile on your face.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
With two daughters to raise, Lynda and her husband moved into a lovely two storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat - a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman.
When she's not writing or teaching, Lynda gives serious thought to using the treadmill in her basement. Fortunately, she's found that if she waits long enough, something urgent will pop up and save her - like a phone call or an e-mail or a whistling kettle. Or even that cat just looking for a little more attention!
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