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The award-winning novel "A Foolish Consistency" is a first place winner in Chanticleer Review's Chatelaine Award and USA Book News Best Book of the Year Awards. It is also a finalist in 2016 Next Generation Indie Excellence Book Awards, the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, the and Foreword Reviews’ prestigious I ...more
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Published September 1st 2014 by Cedar Forge Press
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Aditi
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I've come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.”
----Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

Andrea Weir, an American author, penned her debut novel called, A Foolish Consistency based on emotional challenges in a relationship.

Synopsis:
When a trip to the emergency room on Christmas Eve brings Callie Winwood together with Will Tremaine, the man she once thought she'd marry but has not seen in twenty-five year
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Nancy Steinle gummel
A Foolish Consistency by Andrea Weir is a first reads win and I'm giving my honest opinion. After 25 years apart Callie meets Will Tremaine in the er room at a local hospital. he's the doctor who stitches up her hand after she cut it with a bread knife. Callie was visiting her friend Miranda for the holidays. Miranda is a DA. Will calls her on her cell phone and arranges for a coffee meeting. Will is a widower with two small children, Lizzy 13 and Wiley 11. His inlaws are having a hard time acce ...more
Amy
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
As fun as romance novels featuring twenty-something characters are, there is something to be said for a romance with a more mature couple. Especially when the couple had their chance, walked away from it, and now get a re-do of sorts.

Callie and Will dated in college, but went their separate ways afterwards. Neither forgot the other, not even though marriage and children. Fate brings them together in a Christmas Eve emergency room visit, when Callie, in Connecticut to visit a friend, is treated b
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Sheryl
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, fiction
This novel felt like it was written about an incident that happened in my life not too long ago. I so related to Callie and her not trusting love. I think a lot of women who have been hurt in the past will feel the same way. It's a fantastic love story plus a dose of Self-Help. I learned some things about myself while reading this novel. There are several quotes that I highlighted that I 'll be sure to look back on when I get those crazy feelings again.

Callie, who dated Will 25 yrs ago met him a
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Marcia
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I was fortunate enough to have won this book from goodreads.com. It is a refreshing change to read a romance novel about women over 40. Romance is not only for the young. As a debut novel, this is a winner. The author kept the story moving at a good pace. I recommend this book. I just don't understand the title.
علی‌رضا میم
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
May be the the of the story is a casual love story, but the way the author plays with words, and brings obstacles in the oddest situation is really lovely.
the moment you thing everything is right and the story has reached its happy end, Andrea Weir surprises you in a professional way.
The book include some parts not suitable for young teenages.
All in alls I really enjoyed the book.
Mary
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a debut novel for Andrea Weir & I really liked it. Although some of it was predictable, it really held my interest and was very well written. I look forward to more from this author. Very enjoyable read - I recommend it.
Elisa
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book through Goodreads first reads.
I liked it very much. I'm still overwhelmed by my emotions right now. Callie and Will are my babies ç__ç

Review soon to come!
Angela

Who doesn't love a second chance romance and this is one that is certainly fought for as Will and Callie struggle to overcome the many obstacles thrown in their path as they try to find a way towards love and happiness once again.

After being offered this book to read and review, I actually downloaded a sample from Amazon before requesting it but it didn't take me long to realise that this was definitely a story that I wanted to read. It is brilliantly written and the storyline is well thought o
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Lorn
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Thank you to netgalley for the ARC!
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A trip to the emergency room reconnects Callie Winwood with college sweetheart Dr. Will Tremaine. After twenty five years, a divorce for Callie and a dead wife for Will, and two children for each, they rediscover their love for each other.

But reconnecting is not as simple as they thought it would. Callie has her issues and has a fear for failure. She thinks their lives are different, with situations that can’t
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Cocktails and Books
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

If you are looking for a book about finding your first love again this is the perfect book for you.

This is a story about Callie and Will – 25 years earlier feel in love, but like it does for most people in their early 20’s life takes a different road for both. Will was accepted to medical school and thought that the best thing was to literally drive away leaving Callie behind. During the 25 years there were marriages, divorces, deaths and
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Sandra
**I won a copy of this book from Goodreads First Read Giveaway.**

Congrats to Andrea Weir for a wonderfully written debut novel. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how I much I enjoyed this.

My Thoughts:

1. What I loved most about this book is that because the characters are older (+40 in age) there wasn't any unnecessary drama in the book. It was a very realistic portrayal of a second chance romance.

2. I had really liked how the author had managed to subtlety switch character POVs througho
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Story Circle Book Reviews
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A box of old letters tumbles off a closet shelf, or you open the dusty college yearbook—suddenly you are eighteen and in love—in love with someone you haven't thought about in twenty years or more. "What if," you ponder for maybe a minute, and then the box goes back on the shelf, the book is dusted, and the memory fades as quickly as it came. It's happened to lots of us, but this is not the way it happened for Callie Winwood.

Visiting a good friend on Christmas Eve, Callie pays more attention to
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Nostalgia
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this book in goodreads.com this is my honest review.

The story follows Will and Calli as they meet again after 25 years of separation. both of them had established their own lives and had their own kids. both of them had their own dark hunting pasts. it has been 25 years and they changed and got older yet as soon as they saw each other they felt young again. one of them became an excellent parent while the other is having some difficulty especially with th
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Melinda
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy through Goodreads.
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I really enjoyed reading this book.

Life is not a fairytale, and this book reflects it. It's nice to have a touch of reality, especially since Will and Callie fought hard to be together, especially with the in-laws, families and an ex thrown in.

Will and Callie were meant to be together, but a decision made over 20 years ago meant they went down separate paths and each had their own families and encountered various difficulties and hardships. You can f
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Andy
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a nice, easy read that is enjoyable and kept me engaged with the plot. It is a little predictable in places but has a range of characters that do have emotional depth and that you do care about. I found that there was too much gratuitous sex but for my taste that didn't add anything to the plot and it felt like the author felt the need to add in the sexual content (perhaps to compete with the 50 shades style books). I would happily recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to read sto ...more
Rabid Readers Reviews
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
“A Foolish Consistency” is a very real story. Two people miss making a lasting connection and start lives. They have children and experiences that cause them to evolve and grow as people. Callie’s marriage failed while Will’s wife died. Each character carries their own level of insecurity and guilt left from their relationships but are willing to test the waters to build a new bond with the one that got away. Moving on is especially tough for Will as his late wife’s family is eager to keep him l ...more
Jody Ellis
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Christine Woinich
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For me, this was a powerful second-chance story. There are elements that mirror my own life one way or another. The positive attitude of Will that everything would work out no matter what endeared him to me. His life had not been an easy one and he was willing to own up to his mistakes. His love for his children was strong and he wanted them to remember their mother and stay connected. As for Callie, she had the strength to live on her own after dealing with her cheating ex-husband and to finall ...more
Barb
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love reading about good things happening to good people, even after tragic events might make their lives difficult. “A Foolish Consistency” by Andrea Weir was such a book. Even though the story line was not a new one, the problems encountered by the main characters were many, which gave the novel a more interesting twist. The only thing that I found difficult in reading this book was the very tiny print. I was not able to read as much at one time as usual. All-in-all this book was a good inves ...more
Rikki
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
We all know about wicked stepmothers, but less about wicked stepchildren. Yet when a couple, who have been lonely after marriages that have ended through death and divorce, find new soulmates, children can be as merciless as any wicked stepmother. The ex in-laws can add a further problem as is the case in the relationship between Will and Callie. A golden future looks high on the cards after a gap in their relationship of 25 years, but there are a few issues to be resolved if there is to be a ha ...more
Wanda
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, romance, reviewed
College sweethearts Will and Callie get a second chance years after going their separate ways. But it's not as easy as picking up where they left off even though both are single again, one through the death of a spouse, the other divorce. They both have families - children, adult children, and involved in-laws - to consider and this is what makes their romance feel as if it were drawn from real life. The conflict that inevitably arises is a real page turner and, to me, overly dramatic compared t ...more
Kelly
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this free from a Goodreads Giveaway.

I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this one. This is a story about 2 college sweethearts that meet again after both have been married and become parents. They both are now single and gave rekindled their romance. However, former in-laws threaten their happiness.

The story and characters were entertaining. Some of the naive actions of the main characters were irritating but added to the anxiety and suspense of the story. Some parts of the romance see
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Juan
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it



Ms.Weir takes a realistically traditional romance to the next level by not glossing over the delicate choices involved in starting over at love and commitment. Eventhough the plot is quite simple,Ms.Weir does a fine job maintaining tension, primarily through various characters.

**A GOODREADS GIVEAWAY PRIZE**-THANKYOU !
Joan
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway and appreciate the chance to read it.Once started I couldn't put it down. It was delicately and well written covering the complexities and inconsistencies as a result of getting a second chance at love and life when contemplating a blended family and all the problems it could involve.
Sweetpea
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads program in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book and couldn't put it down! It's refreshing to read a contemporary romance with mature adults, instead of twenty-somethings that seem to have the intelligence of teenagers.
Darlene
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book as a good reads first read giveaway and the book was everything it was promised to be in the previews.I highly recommenced this book as a contemporary romance with surprising twists and turns.
Charline
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

It was an emotional love story with surprising turns and with wonderfully written characters. The author kept the story moving at a good pace with a well written plot.

The book was everything it was promised to be and I highly recommenced it!
Laurie
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The author quickly established the characters. I was very attached to them & couldn't wait to see what happened next to them. The story moved quickly & I couldn't put the book down! I hope there will be a sequel!
Deborah
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book was very good . i really liked it the inlaws was another thing. i know its hard sometimes to let things go but . they were aweful, the story line was good.the kids went through alot. but in the end it turned out good.
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Andrea Weir is an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and around the world. Born in Boston, she grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area then earned a degree in English literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She and her husband continue to live in Santa Barbara, where they raised their two daughters, Rebecca and Catherin ...more