Searching For Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane: Blog Tour Review

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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

Kathryn McNeill Crane totally Molly McAdam'ed Me!!!!! 

Sometimes you are lucky enough to come across a book that touches your heart. A book that stays with you for days after reading it.  This book was so much more than I expected, and I thought it was spelled out for me in the synopsis.

"What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

...only her forever love ended much too soon."

Knowing that I was going to be reading about a woman who not only lost her husband, but the father of her children still did not prepare me for the amount of tears I was going to shed. Reading about a family doing their best to move on after something so tragic nearly killed me. As a child who comes from a military family I have sadly seen that black car, I have held my friends while they cried of the loss of a parent. I have had friends die without an answer. I have to say that I love the way Kathryn moved the book from past to made getting to know Wrynn a lot easier.

"Tripp was my best friend, my lover, my confidant, my soul mate. He was the salt to my pepper. He was the peanut butter to my chocolate, and he alone brought me love and hope and joy. Together we created our three beautiful girls and together we looked at the world as ours to conquer. In short, he was my other half, the part that completed me."

I have to also take a minute to say that Tripp and Wrynn may be one of my favorite fictional couples ever! Their relationship is not always perfect, but it is real. It's refreshing to see a couple that deals with issues we all face, and not just issues we wish we had (poor sad billionaire).  Even though the sex scenes are not graphic as most readers have become used to it's really not needed. This relationship is full of promise and hope...and it's easy to see that they truly are soul mates.

The hardest parts to take are the parts you would expect. Even though there are tears every single one is worth it. There is no cliff hanger but I will be honest in saying that this book leaves you wanting more! More of Tripp, Wrynn, Liam, Annie, Bekah, Maggie, and the rest of the family. This book is a million star read! I can't remember the last time I loved one this much!

Kathryn M. are a feckin' superstar! I am honored that you were brave enough to put pen to paper...or more accurately fingers to keyboard. Writers are a different breed of magic. They have the ability to create a world that exists for us, weather only during our brief time reading it, or one that stays with us for longer. Congratulations on making such an amazing piece of art. You, my dear, are made of pure magic :)

If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

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