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While He Was Away by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it

When I started reading this book I knew exactly where it was going. This book took me buy surprise with the changes of the characters. It certainly was not what I expected it to be but instead made me long for more.

What I loved most about this book are the characters. The reader meets to characters that are in love with major life changes coming along. When I read books like this, I always read from the guys point of view. Never have I read a book where we see what it is like for the girl who is left behind. I like that. I like seeing her everyday life and the hardship it is of being a military girlfriend. She did what she could to help him. The stress of her waiting for bad news at any moment really takes a toll of her too.

What caught me off guard most is the relationship change of the book. I was expecting something but I wasn't expecting THAT! When it all happen, I felt like I was the one being let go. The author took a great amount of time for the reader to be invested that my heart broke with the news. I felt like I lost something. If any author can make me feel like that, then the book stole my heart.

My only gripe about the story is, I feel like their story is not done. There are still a lot of questions I would like answered and would loved to see where the characters went.

While He Was Away is a amazing story of love and lost. One with plot twist that will tear at your heart. Told with a passion that capture readers, While He Was Away is amazing!

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Reading Progress

February 16, 2012 – Shelved
May 8, 2012 – Started Reading
May 8, 2012 –
page 102
May 8, 2012 –
page 211
May 8, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Karen Read, Savannah, read! :)
Seriously . . . wishing you a wonderful reading journey.

Savannah (Books With Bite) I'm lovin' it so far!

Karen Savannah (Books With Bite) wrote: "I'm lovin' it so far!"

Savannah (Books With Bite) wrote: "I'm lovin' it so far!"

Karen wrote: "Read, Savannah, read! :)
Seriously . . . wishing you a wonderful reading journey."


Karen Wait . . . should it go here?

If so: Yay, part II!

Savannah (Books With Bite) Finished! It was great! And yes a part two. I like to see where the characters are going and what happens to them.

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