Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Seasoned by Jayme H. Mansfield, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Jayme H. Mansfield
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Essie White battles loneliness two years after the death of her husband. Her romance-writing daughter suggests that her mother try online dating. Essie agrees, seeking male companionship only, not a love interest.
Widower Lou Rizzo isn’t seeking love either. But he accepts his friend’s dare and posts his profile on the dating site, although he uses an alias to safeguard his identity.
Essie and Lou meet, and their initial attraction soon develops into a friendship neither wants to lose. Lou, however, must confess his part in a decades-old incident that he feels Essie cannot forgive. She, too, harbors secrets that may jeopardize their future together.
As the relationship grows, each must decide whether to reveal the truth about their past mistakes, lost dreams, and fears for a chance to love again.
You are never too old for new love.
Heartwarming and at times heartbreaking, this beautiful story follows Lou and Essie as they navigate the modern world of online dating, and facing secrets from their pasts. I was initially intrigued by this book because of it's older protagonists, and I'm a huge advocate for not letting the young people have all the fun. I loved how it followed octogenarians Lou and Essie, as well as those around them, like Essie's daughter and Lou's dear friend Hank.
Engaging, nostalgic, and filled with hope. I loved how the in depth backstory and flashbacks work well within the framework of this story, showing snapshots of their pasts and how it affects their present day, their hurts and hope. The characters were well developed and I liked how we got to see them through the lense of their past and present, they were realistic and relatable, and I loved that they were surrounded by amazing supportive people.
Overall, a beautiful story of hope and heartache, dealing with love and loss. Well developed characters, excellent, engaging plot, that works well with a strong backstory. Definitely recommend this enjoyable and touching read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
(1) winner will receive one signed copy of Chasing the Butterfly, Rush, and Seasoned and a box of original art floral notecards from Jayme H. Mansfield!
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