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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Gone By Anna Bloom

Hey everyone! Kim here! I figured since we had a free day on the blog, I would post about one of my new "must-read" authors, Anna Bloom!  Check out her newest release:


Rebecca Walters harbours a dark secret, and as the fifty-three bangles she wears on her wrists as a self-imposed sentence of guilt remind her, she can’t even begin to consider moving on. Not after what happened on that night six months ago… a night which she can’t remember and yet managed to change her life forever.

When Rebecca comes across Joshua Adams, man equally haunted by past tragedies, on a moonlit beach, both of their lives are destined to change forever, and when the girl made out of the sun meets the boy made out of the moon and sea, anything can happen… but will the knowledge of their murky pasts bring them together or drive them apart?

Will Rebecca finally be able to claim her freedom? Will she stay and fight to be the girl she found on the sandy beaches of Cornwall or is she destined to keep running and hiding from a past that won’t stay Gone? One thing’s for certain: either way, nothing will ever be the same again.

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My Review

Anna Bloom writes stories that are pure gold.  I have fallen in love with every story that she has written and Gone is no exception. 

In this world people get broken and the pieces of their life become scattered, never close enough to be made whole again.  I thought about the characters in this book who were hurting, feeling unworthy, and who seemed to be broken beyond repair. All it takes is one simple act to break someone down, but it takes the strength of a thousand men for someone to pick those scattered pieces up and try to put them back together.  That is exactly what this story is about. 

Rebecca Walters and Joshua Adams are two characters that touched my heart deeply. They had pasts that they couldn’t leave behind, pasts that haunted them to their inner cores and changed their lives forever. A chance meeting threw their lives into a whirlwind and gives them the chance to work through their pasts together or break them apart.  

This book made me laugh, cry, and have hope for a better life for two souls that desperately needed it.  Ms. Bloom’s writing is so emotional that you are able to feel every emotion that goes through these characters and that makes reading this amazing story even more enjoyable.  I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next. 

About Anna

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress!  Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.