Tuesday, May 1
Title: While He Was Away
By: Karen Schreck
Publisher: Sourcefire Books (May 1st, 2012)
My Copy: NetGalley from the Pubisher
About the Book:
"This is just something I have to do, okay?" I hear David say. "The right thing."
He cradles my face in his hands. He kisses me hard. Then he lets go of me. His eyes dart from me to whatever's next.
All she wants is for him to stay. She's been doing pretty well, pretending he doesn't have to go. But one day, after one last night to remember, she wakes up and there's no denying it anymore. He's gone.
When Penna Weaver's boyfriend goes off to Iraq, she's left facing life without him. As summer sets in, Penna tries to distract herself with work and her art, but the not knowing is slowly driving her crazy. Especially when David stops writing.
She knows in her heart he will come home. But will he be the same boy she fell in love with?
Penna and David offer such an incredible and honest romance that will leave readers speechless. It was so sweet seeing such young individuals grow in maturity and love. Then just when happiness presents on the horizon David as enlisted, and departs abruptly. As the story progresses the trials and tribulations that arise seem to change and distant our characters. With each passing day readers will feel there heart breaking slowly but surely. This story took me from the peak of loves blissful peace to the plummet of heartbreaks despair. I was distraught with it’s ending; feeling as though a conclusion was truly lacking. While I still honestly express that I enjoyed this read I have troubles, because some many questions are left unanswered and unresolved. Schreck’s story will tax and strain your emotions, as well as, consume your attention way after the last page.