And Then I Found You [Blog Tour]

Posted April 8, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Title: And Then I Found You
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: April 9 2013
Source: Uncorrected eCopy, about 272 pages
Average Rating: 4.12
Challenge: 2013 Page Challenge

Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again.Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life.  Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That’s why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan’s drawer, she panics.It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she’s filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it’s time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts those from her past. It’s time to act.Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found?And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase “inspired by a true story.” By travelling back to a painful time in her own family’s history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act.

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First Lines:
Prologue: Bluffton, South Carolina. 1988.
“March twentieth was full of First Things, and to thirteen-year-old Katie Vaughn it was the day that started all the other days in her life, the beginning of everything that might come after.”
My Thoughts:
I felt that this was heartwarming story. It was touching and it’s about love and forgiveness. The characters were well developed to the point where I felt that they had jumped off the page and were people I talked to.
I’m not a mother, but I felt that while reading this book, I could relate to many of the characters. However, I could never imagine giving up a child. I don’t think I could or would ever do that, no matter what the circumstances. I could put my feet in their shoes. It’s written in the third person and alternates characters, kind of like how Jodi Picoult does it within her novels. I personally love that kind of writing style; others may not.
Even though this is not a young adult, or even new adult, novel, I still think that this was a wonderful story and that girls in their late teens to early twenties will enjoy it just as much as a woman in their thirties and forties would. I will definitely be rereading it in the summer and seeing what I missed. It’s a perfect summer/beach read.
About the Author:

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times Bestselling novelist. She has published nine novels (Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Betweeen the Tides, The Art of Keeping Secrets, and Driftwood Summer, The Perfect Love Song, Coming up for Air and the upcoming And Then I Found You –April 2013, St. Martins Press). Patti has been hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, appearing in numerous magazines (Good Housekeeping; SKIRT; The South; Southern Living, etc..). She has been short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. She has been nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Fiction Novel of the Year. Her work is published in five languages and all novels are on Brilliance Audio.  Two of her novels were OKRA picks and Coming up For Air was an Indie Next choice. Patti is a a frequent speaker at fundraisers, library events and book festivals, discussing the importance of storytelling. Her next novel, AND THEN I FOUND YOU, will be released on April, 9th, 2013 by St. Martins Press. Patti Callahan Henry is a full time writer, wife and mother of three living in Mountain Brook, AL.

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