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Calling the Curveball

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Jamie Lawson always believed he’d make it to baseball’s big leagues, but when a tragic accident leaves him maimed, and his wife dead, Jamie heads back to his small Minnesota hometown with his dreams shattered. Six years later, he’s opened his own chiropractic clinic, but guilt and grief still haunt him. The closest he comes to baseball these days i
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ebook, 183 pages
Published October 23rd 2018
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Jenni Bishop
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel (Lawson Family Series Book 1) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is the sweetest second chance romance and Tracey has knocked that sucker right out the park. I haven’t read anything by Tracey before and this book has made me a fan. The story is one that will stir up your emotions and make your heart ache. Due to the wonderful writings of this author the characters are lovable and they have had so much pain and suffering, loss and guilt in their lives that your he ...more
Angela
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Calling the Curveball is A Lawson Family Novel (Book #1) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. It is a sweet and emotive second chance romance that covers loss, guilt, shattered dreams, picking up the pieces, starting again, drama, new beginnings, families, hope, faith, and Love. Ms. Cramer-Kelly is a ‘new-to-me” author and I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of her before now. Reading this book won’t be the last foray into Ms. Cramer-Kelly’s world/s. I really enjoyed this book and will definite
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Laila Viking
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well written story that has a nice storyline and plot. It is romantic and has likeable characters who are well described. They develop nicelyt through the story.
It is a love story that is not all romance it has a lot more in it. A mix of tragic, heartbreak, new beginnings, divorce, emotional ups and downs, loss, chemistry, passion and twists that are unexpected. A story about finding yourself and what you need in your life.
A nice flow and great pace that suits the story, It is aheartwar
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Sara Oxton
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly a five-star read that will knock you out of the park. This was my first read by this author and it won’t be my last, it’s in the first read Lawson family series and shows us some great promise in the family stories. Jamie Lawson will break your heart, reading his story is compelling and brutal and you know that you want to pick him up and put him back together. Thankfully that job falls to Kira Walker, well sort of, as a bit of summer fun isn’t suppos ...more
Lisa
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book, and I voluntarily wrote an honest review.

I love this book because the realistically portrays the emotions of all of the characters.

Jamie Larson’s goal was to become a major league baseball player. Unfortunately, he was badly injured in an accident that, also, killed his wife. He and his wife had just had a huge argument prior to leaving home. Even though this happened six years ago, Jamie still has not gotten over this trauma.

Afte
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Laura Furuta
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel
By: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
5 out of 5 stars

The story Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is a sports romance book. It is a story that hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It is an amazingly touching story with plenty of emotions. Mine went up and down the entire time that I read the book. There are times when my eyes were misty. This st
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Debi
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly

5++++ Stars

Ok so I totally LOVED this book...The storyline was AWESOME, the characters were believable and lovable and I want to be part of their friends and family. So now that I got that out of the way let me tell you about how this book made me feel...I cried more than once and some of that crying wasn't at all pretty, I laughed more than once and caught myself saying Awwwww out loud more than once. I a
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Karyn Taylor
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Calling The Curveball: A Lawson Family Novel is the first book in a new series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This was the first time I had read any of this author’s work so was unsure what to expect. Reading the blurb, this looked like just the type of book that I would enjoy and I’m so glad that I gave this book a chance as I really, really enjoyed it.
Jamie Lawson still hasn’t got over the death of his wife in a car accident 6 years previously. He is crippled by guilt as he was the driver of the car
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E.A.
Calling the Curveball: A Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly was a emotional, heart warming, hot read that got me right in the feels and, had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, I went in with a opened mind. Mostly because I wasn't quite sure about this one. I was proven wrong (I love when that happens), this book had everything I love about cheesy, quick, hot romances and so much more.

This is that second chance style romance book. Both parties, have
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Melissa Agena
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely not what I had expected! But in a good way! Calling the Curveball is the first book in The Lawson Family Series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. Jamie Lawson was headed to the Major League when a tragic accident happened, which ended his baseball career and killed his wife. Kira Walker recently went through a horrible divorce and is staying with her sister for the summer to get a fresh new start. There was definitely lust at first sight but after Kira got the courage to ask Jamie out things de ...more
Liz
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This little novel was one of those that was just too short! I mean that in the best way possible too! I adored it. Tracey Cramer-Kelly brought ALL the feels to the table with this one and I couldn’t get enough. I found myself tearing up several times from emotional plot twists while reading, but also because this book was over. I was so thrilled that there will be more in the series to come! Another fab bonus is that she is a new author to me so I will be able to devour her other available title ...more
Angela Shirley
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Calling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is a love story built from the tragic circumstances but will Jamie be able to put his hurt aside to find love again.

Jamie thought he had it all a great career and a loving wife until one day all this comes crashing down around him, so like everyone he re-evaluates his life and goes back to his roots. Jamie decides to go back to Minnesota and start a fresh. So Jamie then set ups his new business and tries to just survive each day. Until one
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Cassi Rogers
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first got the book Calling the Curveball (a Lawson Family Novel) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly, I didn’t think that it was a series. However the ending of the book kind of sets the stage for a next one to take place. I enjoyed this book so much that I hope there is another one to follow because I want to see what happens after reading the last chapter of this one. Jamie Lawson has always dreamed of being a pro baseball player and he was heading in the direction of making that happen. Unfortunate ...more
Michelle King
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this second chance romance! Jamie Lawson and Kira Walker were such interesting characters to get to know, along with all of their friends and families! Six years after his wife’s death in a car accident that also ended his hopes of a baseball career, Jamie still has not forgiven himself for what happened. He certainly doesn’t feel he is worthy of the attention of the new girl in town!

Kira Walker has also been dealt a pretty bad hand when it comes to relationships. N
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Katie
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Calling the Curveball (Lawson Family Series, #1)
By Tracey Cramer-Kelly
5 stars

This was such a touching and emotional read. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I loved every minute of it. Her writing was so beautiful, it flowed well and I was completely captivated by what I was reading.
I loved Jamie and Kira’s story! It was so heartfelt and genuine. I could really feel Jamie’s inner turmoil, he was frightened to fall in love with someone else with wh
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Kerry Baker
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Calling The Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is a heartfelt story about second chances and not being afraid to grab them.
Jamie’s life was fully on track - until one day it wasn’t. With everything detailed he returns home to attempt to pick up the pieces of his life.
Six years later he has made a new life for himself. Even if it isn’t what he expected it would be, it is something. And if he is still haunted by his past? He doesn’t let anyone close enough to him f
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Moriah Venable
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball is the first novel in the Family Lawson series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This is my first novel by this author.

Jamie Lawson has a bright future playing baseball until tragedy strikes, changing the course of his life. Five years later, he is still coping and trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.

In walks Kira Walker, who asked him and surprising he agrees but will the pain he still holds preventing him from finding love?

I don’t
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Michelle Austin
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball was a great 5 star read.

I was pulled in right from the beginning with the epilogue. We jump ahead six years. Jamie is umping at a baseball game when he sees her in the crowd. There is something about her that he can’t stop looking at.

Kira is intrigued and really wants to talk to Jamie. It’s been two years since her divorce and he’s single. What would it hurt?

Everyone is a little messed up sometimes.

When these two start dating it was great. You cou
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Jana
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball is the first book in Tracey Cramer-Kelly’s Lawson Family series. It is beautifully written story of second chances that throws us into loss, guilt, shattered dreams mixed with hope, faith, family and love … it is my first read by this writer and I am looking forward to the next book in the Lawson Family series as she introduced couple of characters whose story did not get its conclusion yet!
Calling the Curveball is the story of Kira Walker, recovering from a messy div
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Sunday
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball: A Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Five Stars

Calling the Curveball: A Lawson Family Novel is a second chance romance by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This is the first book I have read by Tracey Cramer-Kelly, and I look forward to reading many more in the future. This book had me hooked on the very first page, and I couldn’t put it down until I read the last page. The characters and backstory were well laid out and the book flowed so well that I couldn’t
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Katie Kearney
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel By Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This story of second chances is one I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. From page one I was drawn into Kira and Jamie’s emotional story. The author does a wonderful job of writing characters you can relate to and feel a connection with as well as feeling the connection they have together. With each passing emotion that’s written you feel it more than just read the words and that’s one of my favorite parts of their story. Each c ...more
Susan Lister
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such an amazing start to a series I quickly became obsessed with. Baseball and Hockey are my two favorite sports so this was hands down a must read from me. It was a sweet, emotional, second chance romance that will suck you in from the beginning and it won't let you go until the very end.

Kira is a school teacher who is finding herself after a messy divorce. She visits her sister during the summer months and is instantly attracted to the local umpire. I love how she stepped
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Caralee
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball (A Lawson Family Novel) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly

4 Stars!!!!


I like that once again I have found a new author to read. I found that the authors writing style
was quite refreshing. I really liked the fact that nothing was really straight forward and that gave
this book a real sense of realism. Life isn't predictable and neither should a book be. I was hooked right to the end.

The combination of Jamie and Kira is just sensation
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Robin Rankin
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly appears to he the first and I hope not the only look about this great family.

Jamie Lawson had dreams of being a baseball player, but that dream never came true. His life changed in several ways that day and he has lived in his own world until he meets Kira.

Kira Walker is two years removed from a divorce that shattered her emotional. Her Ex is a jerk, and to me made it seem like everything that went wrong w
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Krystal gaston
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling The Curveball book one in The Lawson Family Series written by Tracey Cramer-Kelly. This is a story about getting a second chance at happiness and a future. Jamie has isn’t looking for love or anything. He’s content in his life, atleast that what he keeps telling himself. He owns his own business and even though it’s not his dream job it’s his. Kira is just stuck, she’s not sure what she wants out of life anymore after a nasty divorce. She has her own house and teaches science but it’s no ...more
Gail Guerrero
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Four Stars
I liked how this story used metaphors to get a little laughter going. I have never been a fan of baseball. But reading this book has me wanting to watch a few games to check out the scenery. Jamie was getting his big shot to go pro when tragedy hit his life. The lost he suffer was heartbreaking. He is very courageous for carrying on the way he did. He did have his issues but don’t we all? Kira came with her own emotional bag
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Madison Degraffenreid
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Calling The Curveball: A Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly

4-stars

Kira recently divorced her former husband. Jamie is recovering from the loss of his wife 6 years ago. The two meet at a small town game where Jamie is umping. Taking a chance, they began to date. They both have a lot of baggage from their past to work through. This was a sweet romantic novel. I found the characters easy to relate to and they were very realistic. The storyline itself was very realist
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Calling the Curveball :A Lawson Family Novel By Tracey Cramer-Kelly is a second chance romance novel. I absolutely loved this story and the emotional rollercoaster ride it took me on.This author knows how to weave a story to make you feel like you are apart of it as well. This story at times pulled my heart strings. I didn't want to put it down once I started reading. I just simply love both characters Kira and Jamie. I felt the emotions the characters were feeling Jamie is a chiropractor
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Heather
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel, by Tracey Cramer-Kelly, is a sports romance. From the beginning the author has woven the story with characters that are broken in some sort of way that touches the reader with their story. Two individuals who may not have necessarily found one another are brought together initially over a game of baseball, with its underlying theme throughout the story. Both Kira and Jamie are charismatic individuals with passions that seem to intertwine, but they ea ...more
Angelina Frazzini
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly is the first book in The Lawson Family series. This is a second chance romance and I absolutely enjoyed this book!!

Kira and Jamie’s story is such an emotional story. The characters are written so well that they are easily relatable and you can feel the connection they share with each other. Kira and Jamie have both experienced pain in the past and they have to evaluate whether or not they can let those go and experience the attraction between them. I
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Tracey Cramer-Kelly started riding motorcycles at the age of sixteen. A month shy of her eighteenth birthday, she left for Army basic training. She spent five years in the Army National Guard as a combat medic, where she fell in love with helicopters. She went on to get her helicopter pilot license outside the military, and has spent time with search-and-rescue teams in Idaho.

In 2019 s
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