The Avenue Book 1
April 5, 2018
It’s all about timing . . .
Ten years. That’s how long Ashton Andrews spent wondering if she would ever have the family she craved, with a man who was apparently not the one.
Six weeks. Time spent patiently waiting, silently hoping and endlessly wondering if the decision she’d made to go it alone was the right one.
Nine months. Morning sickness, cravings and that constant need to pee are what Ashton has to look forward to, knowing that numbered are her days of being just one.
Fifteen years, eight days. An eternity ago were those unforgettable moments spent crushing on her brother’s best friend, yet her mind constantly turns to him—the one who got away.
The one who might yet be her one.
It’s probably about time she found out . . .
About Time is a contemporary romance featuring 30-something characters who know that life is short and know what they want. (less)
I’m not here for a drink. I’m here for you.
I’ve been putting off writing this for a while now because I can not seem to think of the right words to accurately describe my love for this story and this author. But I at least wanted to add my review to the slew of positive reviews rolling in for this book and this family.
I adore Ashton and her combo of anxiety and braveness. I love that Dunk can be vulnerable, and also incredibly supportive, even if he errs on the side of overprotectiveness. I admire the dynamic between the Andrews siblings and the way they lean on one another in times of trouble, and lift each other up in times of joy.
Once again Ms. Cranford tackles difficult subjects- homosexuality, IVF, single parenting, loss of a sibling, familial estrangement, and more but does so with respect, and compassion. Her characters are real. They have flaws and they make mistakes. But they love deeply.
And I love this story. Deeply.
Jodi is a former elementary school teacher/curriculum writer turned SAHM. She lives in NH and has three girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Every day is a chaotic surprise in her house and reading is her stress reliever/escape hatch. She has enjoyed reading since she was very little, and loves a wide variety of genres, including everything from classics like Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice to sexy, smutty romance. She also enjoys coffee, chocolate, and wine, in that order throughout the day, and is very content any time she can go to the bathroom alone.