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Dear Juliet

(Forever Family #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  378 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Dear Juliet should not be read as a standalone. Reading Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha first is recommended.

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
Paperback, 275 pages
Published April 20th 2015 (first published April 17th 2015)
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

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
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2 stars!

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
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
It's LIVE!!!

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
Radd Reader
”We had to grow separately and experience everything that we did in order to find each other one last time.”

“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
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Dear Juliet (Forever Family #3)
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
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emo, arc, need-to-review
Me right now:

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
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blown away. What an incredible story. Trudy's books just get better and better. Loved it!!

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!
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

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.

BIG mistake!

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

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

Maree Repa
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Such a wonder, beautiful series. This book centred by Juliet Oliver and Seth Tyson was a masterpiece. Sad, yet so beautiful how Juliet lived such a disruptive, scary life and with her close and loveable friend could give her hope in her yet scary life to happiness together. And such a happy end!
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dear Juliet was the perfect ending to this amazing series. Taking a look at adoption and what goes on with the minds and hearts of those involved.

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
Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
I was so excited to get my hands on this book! I have been impatiently waiting for this story. I absolutely fell in love with Seth in the first book, Dear Emily, and I NEEDED him to have his HEA. This is the 3rd book of the Forever Family series. It can be read as a stand alone, but there are spoilers to the other books, so I suggest you read them first.

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
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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
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Pinkie Swear Stars

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
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dear Juliet by Trudy Stiles is the perfect conclusion to a perfect series! After devouring Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha, I was extremely excited and nervous for Dear Juliet. I thought, can lightening strike three times? Can Trudy pull it off? The answer is HELL YES! She knitted these books together with such proficiency. Just like her others, this is a highly emotional and turbulent journey. Filled with love, loss and ultimately acceptance. Trudy doesn't hold your hand and pacify you. She gives i ...more
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
*4.5 Stars*

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 --
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves-of-2015
First before I start this review let me give you some advice. I highly and I mean highly recommend that you read both Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha before reading Dear Juliet. Yes, I know it technically can be read as a stand alone but in my opinion I believe you will not be able to truly appreciate the story without reading the previous books in the series. Trust me after you read Dear Juliet you will want to read them anyway so why not do it first?

I will be the first to admit that I had no soft
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
2.5 stars.

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
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
Trudy grabs a hold of your heart and soul and just wrings it out with every emotion to the very last drop with this beautifully heartwrenching story of Juliet and Seth.
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!
Heidi R.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trudy Stiles ties this series up beautifully with Dear Julia. Loved the dynamics between the characters. You definitely need to read Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha before this book to get a clear picture of what takes place. And there are shocking surprises. Loved this beautifully well written series!
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another beautifully written story with Seth and Juliet.
Great tying up lose ends and some really unexpected twists.

Tbird London
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
I struggle with this review. How do I find the words that will adequately express the emotions I went through while reading this book yet not give away any spoilers. First off, I strongly suggest you read Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha first. Before I opened Dear Juliet I was told by a friend of mine, whom I had recommended the series to, that she was lost in the time gaps and that half of it was about Juliet not completely Seth, since this was supposed to be his story. Let me address how I feel ab ...more
Alcoholism. Teen pregnancy. Child abuse. Rape. Adoption. Anxiety. Depression. Each of these are social problems or mental health issues that are relevant in contemporary society. These are just some of the topics Trudy Stiles explores in her new adult Forever Family series, but you should also know she writes stories of redemption, family, and love.

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
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forever Family Series continues to surprise me

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
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 tinkled my fancy.

With that being said, I felt
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 out of 5 stars

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
Tiffany Readz
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In her acknowledgements, Trudy Stiles said this book gave her all kinds of trouble and after reading it, I can understand why. There is a lot to tie up with this series, and not just Seth's story. This book and review may contain spoilers for Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha, I highly recommend reading them first to appreciate Dear Juliet.

"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
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-authors
Dear Juliet is the third and final installment of the Forever Family Series. Now, Dear Juliet can be read as standalone but I would strongly suggest that you read Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha to get the full effect of Seth's story.


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
Paula  Phillips
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off , do not read this book unless you have read Books #1 and #2 otherwise you will not fully understand the story and the angles the characters have come from. For those who have read the previous two , you would have known that in Book #1 we had Dear Emily - where Tabitha had fallen pregnant to Seth Tyson and Seth left her and feeling lost and alone, she gave up her daughter Emily for adoption and in Book #2 - Dear Tabitha - we discover that Tabitha herself was adopted and left on a door ...more
Lustful Literature
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

“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
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Trudy Stiles is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. Her emotional stories are inspired by various life experiences and observations. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series and Epic Fail series.

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

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