Feb 27, 2014

{Book Tour & Review} The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola ~ Amazon GC GIVEAWAY

Making Tour 

The Making of Nebraska Brown

The Making of Nebraska BrownThe last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.

 All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in
America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to. The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.



My Review:
The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.  It is an emotional story that jumps back and forth through time between 2002 and 2004.  Although believable to some extent, I think it would have been better to set it further back in time to when having a baby outside of marriage was more taboo than it is in society today.  Her situation is not one that is common, but one that does take the reader on an emotional journey of the dangers of romance verses love, unplanned pregnancy, family tension and struggles, and amnesia thrown in the mix.  Two male characters with very different personalities and not knowing who to trust.
  
The story took many twists and turns that it was not easy to guess where it would lead early on, and took quite a bit of reading to get the idea of what the ending would be. This book is not quick and easy to read.  It is one that will take time and attention so as not to lose any of the details along the way.  It was a pretty good read in my opinion, but make sure you have plenty of time to really read it as it does get confusing at times if you do not give the story your full attention.

 
LouiseAuthor Louise Caiola
 As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Faithhopeandfiction.com. Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.

Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Blog Tour Giveaway  
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash  
Ends 3/16/14
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