I really, really like romance, but trying to find a good one to read is so discouraging. I've got a wild imagination and enjoy paranormal stories and everything, but even my imagination comes to a screeching halt when confronted by some of the inane, unrealistic stuff that is out there. My reading time is limited, and I don't want to waste it.
A friend of mine named Linda is a follower of some of the same blogs and topics I like, so when I saw that she was a fan of Under the Olive Branch, I was intrigued. I started on the first post of The Restoration of All Things with moderate expectations. As I read, I went back in time to my own college days and first love. I laughed and ached right along with Sarah. I was so hooked. Last night I found myself reaching for my phone at 2:30 AM when the baby woke up to nurse, hoping that just maybe, there might be a new post. There was! I was so happy to read it that I gladly forfeited the extra few minutes of sleep, which is something I don't do lightly.
I warn you right now, the story will pull you in. It brought back so many tender, hilarious, painful, awkward, strong and happy memories. I wish I had grown up with Sarah, Kentucky, Eddie and Joseph. But in a way, I did, because elements of them are present in all of us. I can't wait to read what happens next, and I am glad that I will have all eternity to get to know Sarah and hear more of her stories.