Bird After Bird review ´ 103

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Bird After BirdIn little winged bottles He never dreams someone might be finding them God damn it Sylvia for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive I cut it off before anyone got hurt but just for a moment or two I really thought I might feel something again something like trust Something like love Not the kind of love we had but something new Something like hope BIRD AFTER BIRD is a love story When Wren Laurie meet their lives will never be the sameA sweet romance in the new adult fiction genre this book completely delivers The setting of the story against a backdrop of 'birding' was fascinating in that it introduced a world to me that I know nothing about and a uniue way of two people finding each other Pick up a copy M Frastley reviewerI must admit that when I got to the end of this book I let out a tiny whimper from under my breath It was over and I didn't want it to be; the style of writing was uniue fun uirky and witty JC at All Is ReadSweet and delightful Yolanda of Yolanda Has So Many Books And So Little Time. Bird After Bird is beautifully written It is a tender and sweet tale about two bird lovers finding themselves and each otherYou know all those birding trips we took where we got out of town and bumped up our life list You remember those times when we ended up lost took a wrong turn and still ended up where we were meant to be Kid that's where you are I think I think you're trying butWren Riley spent one incredible summer with her dad searching for birds and making new memories following the death of her mom She then spent ten years doing all she could to make her dad proud at least on paper Following another devastating loss she's back home to deal with some things and one of those 'things' is the journal she and her dad made that one summer Wren then embarks on a soul searching journey as she tries to follow her dad's advice and find the real Wren And along the way she finds Laurie ByrdLaurence 'Laurie' Byrd has than a few demons Having been raised by a mother who was never happy with who he was he has a few issues He's also an Army vet who saw and lost things in war on both sides the home front and the battlefield Laurie has been ghosting through life since his return When he meets Wren he feels something like being alive again So he sets out on a journey of his ownWren is a heroine I could identify with in that she worked very hard but wasn't following her passion She was trying so hard to be enough but she wasn't happy doing it Laurie's character resonated with me because of his feelings of not measuring up It was such a joy to see these two help one another realize that neither one of them should be wasting time chasing paper birds That's a lesson that resonated with me as wellI adore this story It's told in dual POV and having a front row seat to both Wren's and Laurie's journeys was fascinating Ms Tash clearly loves these characters and shares their story with such emotion and tenderness it made me love them all the The fact that Wren and Laurie both have 'bird' names that correlate to the title was clever There are many references to this throughout the story and Ms Tash tied it all together with the birds brilliantly

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Behind the power suits and the flashing flirty eyes however Wren has a secret vulnerable side Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before Wren sets out to seek peace closure and something she just can't name Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the wayBIRD AFTER BIRD is the story of two warriorsLaurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the goodbad fortune of having the same name as the state's perennial basketball legend With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams Still his service to our country is something he can be proud of until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart With no one left to understand him black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages. After the death of her father Wren returns to her childhood home in Indiana Her plan is to sell the family home as uickly as possible so she can return to her life in Chicago But when she discovers a journal her father left her a journal which calls into uestion the path she has chosen for herself she is forced to make some choices Laurie a returned serviceman is carrying the guilt over two deaths His fiancée a dog handler who died while on a search and rescue and a friend who was killed by a road side bomb When he meets Wren he finds a chance for redemption a chance to move forward with his life But Wren has her own issues and finds herself pushing him away even while she knows he is exactly what she wants Bird After Bird is something of an odd bird It doesn't uite fit into the contemporary romance genre and it isn't uite women's fiction It's written with a measured pace from alternating points of view and honestly for the first 20% or so of the book I struggled But that initial effort paid off and by the half way mark I was well and truly sucked in I just want to say Laurie is a returned serviceman Contemporary Romance would demand that he be a Navy SEAL Thank you Ms Tash for making your hero a motor mechanic I bang my head against the metaphorical wall every time I read a romance hero is a SEAL That's just one refreshing thing in a book which somehow manages to be whimsical while still showing very real human emotions DISCLOSURE I am a friend of the author on both Facebook and GoodreadsMany thanks to Leslea Tash for providing me with this ARC

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Bird After Bird review ´ 103 Ñ Can you go home again Maybe not but you can find home when you stop running from the past Katina F reviewerFinally An intelligent romance that flips the script on finding real love as a new adult Wren is no damsel in distress and Laurie is no mindless hero Two very real talented but damaged characters discover that growinCan you go home again Maybe not but you can find home when you stop running from the past Katina F reviewerFinally An intelligent romance that flips the script on finding real love as a new adult Wren is no damsel in distress and Laurie is no mindless hero Two very real talented but damaged characters discover that growing up doesn't mean being healed by love but choosing to heal because of love Readers are saying The uestion of 'will they or won't they' was well played I could not put it down and the ending was perfect Laurie is my new book boyfriendBIRD AFTER BIRD is the story of two survivors Dear Birdy Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff Keeper of Dreams Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends ueen of my life and light of my world I hope this letter finds you well If you are reading this then I am gone and sweetheart I am so sorry Chi town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat at least according to her reputation. 35 Sweet StarsARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewWren Riley is a professional and independent woman thriving in the big city; she's grieving the death of her father who was very important to her they had a very special and close relationship and now that he's gone she feels lost Back in her home town of Birdseye she was always a star; homecoming ueen student body president and leader of her math club She grew up and left her town behind but even after all the success she knows something is missingLaurence Byrd is a local artist who spends his days in his log cabin painting and trying to move on from the devastation he found when he came back from the Army He writes love letters to the one he loved and lost asking for advise praying for a way out of his loneliness Wren and Laurence meet one afternoon and after they spend the day together they both find something they were in desperate need of hopeLaurence once loved with his whole heart and now he's ready to heal and move on and Wren is the one he wants so he doesn't play around letting her know he doesn't want to waste one second without her Wren is always used to playing by her own rules and Laurence and the feelings she has for him scare her; so will Wren surrender to love for the fist time in her life and will Laurence be able to give his whole heart to Wren breaking from the shadow of his old heartache I thought this story was very sweet story and I was able to relate to Wren and her love for her father even though he was gone she was always talking to him remembering and honoring everything he taught her I felt like not only Wren was very guarded but also jaded and she needed someone simple and genuine like Laurie he was just the sweetest guy ever I must be honest and say that the plot didn't always flowed smoothly I would be reading a scene and then it would switched leaving me confused about where I was in than one occasion I had to read the same scene several times to try to understand Another issue I had was that I felt like the bird references were used a little too much I get and appreciate that the birds are a very important part of this book but I personally would have toned it down a bit Regardless of this small issues I really enjoyed reading the story made me cry daydream and discover a world of beautiful things that sometimes we take for granted This book had a lot of heart and a ton of great music so it was right up my alley I loved Wren and Laurie's tender story and I would have loved an epilogue My Bird After Bird Playlist BlackBird by The Beatles January Wedding by The Avett BrothersI Would Be Sad by The Avett Brothers Let Her Go by PassengerFeels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk