The bestselling Forever Family Series concludes with this emotionally gripping story. Follow the lives of two incredible people as they battle their way through many years of heartache, loss and love. This story will take you on an epic journey that spans almost 20 year ...more
I'll be the first to admit, I was not a Seth fan in the previous book! But I knew if anyone could make me fall in love with Seth, it was Trudy! And she did.....I fell for Seth Tyson!
Just like with the previous two books, this was more than a love story. It was a journey. An adventure. A life trip. Full of ups and downs. Highs and lows.
"You're my first love, and I never had the courage to tell you. My love for you is pure, ageless. I knew it the first time I saw you bob for ap...more
A few months back I read the first two books in this series and fell in love with the poignant writing and the uniquely layered double love stories. The author also made it so easy for me to connect and feel for her characters even though I’m not married, not a mother, and not interested in adoption. I knew from book 1 that this third book was inevitable and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a certain side character’s story so no one could be more upset than I am that this book didn’t wor ...more
Dear Juliet (Forever Family Series Book 3)
5 Surprised the Hell Out of Me Stars!
I was introduced to Trudy Stiles after reading her first book, Dear Emily in December 2013. She commented on my original review and was so nice and we developed a friendship through her books.... Or maybe that's just in my mind and I'm a psycho fangirl.
Just kidding....Anyway so we meet one of the main characters of this book, Seth originally in Dear Emily. And he was a slimeball! I could not stand him ...more
“I love you,” I whisper through happy tears.
“Olive juice, too,” he replies.”
24 hours later and I’m still thinking about this book. This story packed one hell of an emotional punch.....start to finish!! Absolutely fantastic.
Dear Juliet is the third book in the Forever Family series and you need to read the other two first before starting this one.
I hate to say that I almost didn’t read ...more
Author – Trudy Stiles
Publication Date – April 20, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand Alone Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 3.75 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts - Story
After some deep thought, I had to lower my rating because I didn’t connect with this book as deeply as I had for the first two.
I was expecting a story where we learn more about Seth and his search for a happily e ...more
Perfection. Just one word could sum up this whole book. Perfection.
I'm the first to admit that Seth was not my guy. I found him creepy in book 1, and was just not a fan. Trudy kept telling me to just with hold judgement and she proved me wrong. Seth was everything! I finally got the whole picture I needed.
I HIGHLY recommend this series. It's super rare that I rate a whole series 5 stars and yet the writing and these character's stories just ripped my heart out and put them back ...more
The emotions Trudy made me feel while reading this story just gutted me. It is a story of life, love, heartache and family. I cried, I laughed, and most of all I fell in love with her words.
She is an author to watch. Incredible read!! Couldn't put it down!
I'm not going to lie, I was never a fan of Seth's. His character is one who just rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. So, I wasn't over the moon excited to read his story. I just didn't see how he could find his way into my heart.
Now that I have read this book and know his story, I must say, my feelings towards him have changed. Having the knowledge of his past and where he comes from makes his choices before easier to understand. And seeing his interactions with Juli ...more
I remember reading Dear Emily and subsequently Dear Tabitha and being blown away by the writing. The stories were both beautiful and tragic simultaneously. I was happy, I was distraught, I was horrified, I was healed. I easily wrote glowing reviews, happily giving them both 5 stars. I was so connected to those characters, so invested in the authors words. Trudy Stiles is a really good author. These stories were interwoven beautifully, deeply layered, gorgeous writing. I just can't rave en...more
I must start out by saying that you really need to read books 1 & 2 in this series before delving into Dear Juliet. Seth is a character from book 2 and you really need to know the whole story before you can understand everything that is Seth.
Seth on the outside looked like he had the perfect family but it was anything but that. With a father who was b ...more
The first two books in the series were super emotional for me. They grabbed a hold of my heart and I'm still feeling the effects. I enjoyed this ...more
5 out of 5 Stars
Dear Juliet is going to be one of these books that are extremely hard to review. To make it plain and simple, while some of the things in the book and how the storyline went really didn't appeal to me, I loved the book for how it made me feel. It is the type of book you have a love/hate relationship with because you hate what it made the characters go through, but you enjoyed every single emotion out of the myriad of e ...more
So the last in the Forever Family Series.....I was a little afraid to start it. I mean how many emotions can one series wring out of me? So Many Feels.
The promise of a Pinkie Swear. Doesn't that take you back to when you believed in the honesty of everyone. You believed that once you were in Pinkie Swear it couldn't be broken. You believed that people kept those promises.
Juliet never really believed in The Promise. She has known her whole life that someone broke a promise ...more
With Dear Juliet, Stiles comes full circle with all the characters we've met in the Forever Family series. This was a poignant and remarkably told story. It tied together all the plot threads and left me very satisfied.
After meeting Seth in the two previous novels, I had mixed feelings about him. I felt for him in some ways but in others, I was unsure about him. I appreciated getting his backstory in Dear Juliet. To know about his childhood, his family history, the loss he suffered -- ...more
I will be the first to admit that I had no soft ...more
I loved Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha but this one was just OK for me.
I had a hard time connecting with the characters and believing in the romance (even though there was very little romance in this book). This felt more like a "coming of age" story but with 2 main characters.
I LOVED the twist in the end but needed more closure with that development.
All that being said, I love the writing style of this author and will definitely read more from her in the future. The first 2 books in th ...more
She takes you on an incredible journey that starts on the very day that Juliet was born, and through her school years, young adult and grown adult. She includes heartwarming and soul crushing scenes that leave you breathless...
Thank you Trudy for 3 incredible books!
Dear Emily was the debut novel for Trudy Stiles. We meet Carly and Kyle in Dear Emily, a couple who desperately want to adopt a child. It’s a story ...more
I've been a faithful Forever Family Series follower, since Dear Emily was released. I've loved every character and their stories that filled those pages. I especially loved the struggle and the uncertainty of each individual character. It made them feel "real" to me. I loved the sense of hope and also the sense of belonging. But most importantly I loved how every book so far made me feel so much. Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha brought the feels and they ...more
With that being said, I felt ...more
From the very first book, Dear Emily, I fell completely in love with these characters and their stories. Each story is an absolutely beautiful, heartfelt emotionally packed journey. While we know who Seth is from the first two series installments I can honestly say now having read Dear Juliet, that as readers we in fact don't really know Seth at all. I'll be the first to admit I probably wasn't his biggest fan and I was on the fence about whether or not I would want to hear a b ...more
"But I still can't believe that I'm a gift. And unwanted at the same time." ~ Juliet
For the first half of Dear Juliet we are introduced to a young Juliet, Jeremy an ...more
Trudy's writing is always heartfelt, thought-provoking ride on your emotional rollercoaster. I love every second of it. Seth's story was one I was looking forward too beyond words. He had been through so much with Tabitha that it seemed only fair that he get some ...more
“I’m Seth Tyson and this is my story. – I deserve a happily ever after, don’t I?”
I wasn’t so sure if Seth really did or not but I wanted this story. I am in awe of what Trudy accomplished with this book. She pulled this series together and drew one big circle that I never even imagined possible. Be prepared just like her other books this one is completely emotion driven. It had me questioning, it had me sobbing, it had me screaming and it left me just wanting to tell the wo ...more
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run alo ...more