It was almost impossible to heal when everyone was out to get you.
Shelby Rowe was stuck between two worlds—the one she wanted and the one everyone else wanted for her. As the daughter of a prominent family in Honey Cove, Shelby’s life was out of her control. Her friends, interests, and even her love life was controlled by others.
When a new girl moves to town, Shelby’s life was turned upside down as she gets a glimpse of what life could be like—no obligations, no pressure. As the Christmas break begins, Shelby is left stuck between what is expected and what she feels is right. Split in half, Shelby has to make decisions to correct her life and heal her spirit.
Will she allow others to control who she is? Or will she finally go out on her own?
I really enjoyed this book more than I anticipated. It is very relatable to people who feel pressured by their parents and society, which the author did an excellent job conveying that with various Characters. The characters were well developed. I especially liked how the author toyed with you into hating yet feeling sorry for Shelby’s mother. This book was a real page turner, and I felt a bit sad when it ended. I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was the first one that I have read by Marie McGrath, but I will look for more! The main character in this book is Shelby. The book starts just as Christmas break is about to begin and Shelby is also feeling some changes are in order. She has basically been told what to do and who to interact with, but her heart is leading her to a new girl in school. Will she continue to do what is expected or will she follow her heart and make some changes ? The author introduces many characters that all have a role to play in Shelby's life. The book is engaging until the end and I would recommend reading it. I was given an arc copy of the book and am voluntarily writing a review.
I wasn't sure I was going to like the sequel, especially because it was about Selby. I didn't like much of her in the first book, but I'm glad in "The Winter Heals" her behaviour was explained. The first half of the book was a little slow and Mrs Rowe's horrible remarks were hard to read, then later the book got better. Overall, this was a great read and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.