The Reason Is You

The Reason Is You

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In the small river town of Bethany, Dani Shane never fit in. Being different pushed her to the fringes of society, and even leaving town for two decades didn\'t stop the talk. Now, with her sixteen year-old daughter Riley in tow, Dani is back in Bethany looking for a fresh start. Too bad her plans for staying under the radar are about to be thrown out the window. Mischievous and sexy, Dani\'s old friend Alex still has the power to rock her world, but there\'s a big obstacle standing in their way?Alex has been dead for forty years. With a ghost popping up at inopportune moments and sparking conversations with her teenage daughter, Dani scrambles to find solid ground and get a grip?both on her sanity and her more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Berkley Publishing Group
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425247120
  • 9780425247129
  • 1,073,055

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-The book's opening reads like women's fiction -- a freshly impoverished and romance-challenged heroine moves back home and reinvents herself, finding love in the process. But by page 2 I knew Lovelace was going to yank that expectation away from me and shape it into something astonishing and glorious, then thrust it back at me and dare me not to love it. And I did. I loved it....The Reason Is You is a splendid debut and an all-consuming reading experience. November is an awfully long time to wait for Lovelace's next offering, Before and Ever Since.- --USA Today -A hauntingly beautiful story from a writer with a fresh new voice.- --Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author -Sharla Lovelace is going on my auto-buy list. Wow! I loved this book. The Reason is You is an impressive debut novel about love and loss, family bonds and family secrets, redemption and starting over. Oh, yeah, and also ghosts!.... I would highly recommend The Reason is You to fans of romantic women's fiction.--Novel Reflections -The Reason is You, Sharla Lovelace's debut novel, transported me to a small town, complete with small-town drama, a slight Southern feel, and a whole lot of love-triangle action! It was easy to identify with Dani, our protagonist....The relationships within the story are complex and fleshed-out, enabling the reader to be in the moment with the characters. Great debut, Ms. Lovelace!- -Twimom227show more

About Sharla Lovelace

Sharla Lovelace once hunted for crab in a Honduran jungle and explored an unknown cave on her belly through a rabbit hole. Not in the same night. Now, she lives in Southeast Texas with her family, an old lady dog, and 19 cockatiels. If you wonder how she writes with all that noise--the birds actually have their own house more

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321 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 50% (161)
4 34% (110)
3 13% (43)
2 2% (5)
1 1% (2)
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