Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review and Massive Giveaway: Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton

“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

Pocketful-of-Sand250I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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mleightonNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

My Review:  I am a huge M. Leighton fan, devouring everything she writes, and once again, she delivers an awesome story in Pocketful of Sand.  The story will grip you from beginning to end, causing you to experience emotions from one end of the scale to the other right along with the characters.  I loved Cole Danzer.  He's been through so much, and it has humbled him, almost broken him, causing him to feel that he doesn't deserve happiness or love.  All that changes when two special girls come into his life Eden and her little daughter Emmy.  Eden and Emmy's life has been anything but easy, and the heartache and trauma they've endured has left them both damaged and afraid.  Eden will do anything to protect Emmy, including swearing of men, but when Cole Danzer enters the picture, everything begins to change.  

Pocketful of Sand is their story.  It is a story of heartache, brokenness, love, forgiveness, and healing.  The title of the book has so much meaning, and when you read the story, you'll be touched and appreciate it.  While there is heartache, and pain there is also joy and healing.  Pocketful of Sand is beautifully written and delivers M. Leighton's trademark hot romance, while providing with a suspenseful story that deals with some very difficult issues.  This is one book you will definitely want to add to your TBR list.  

M. Leighton is doing a massive giveaway to celebrate Pocketful: 2 $50 Amazon gift cards, 10 Pocketful t-shirts, AND 10 Pocketful swag packs plus hourglass necklaces! WOOT! 

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  1. So excited this was a five star read for you Ellen! I am excited to try it. :)

  2. This sounds so good Ellen! I'm definitely adding this to my tbr pile.

    A great review!


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