Sunday, January 31, 2016

Review: Sonnets for Heidi by Melissa Bowersock

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Women's Fiction


When her mother died, Trish Munroe inherited the care of her elderly Aunt Heidi, who suffers from Alzheimer's. But after Heidi's own death, Trish uncovers a forbidden family secret that takes her on a journey of the heart she never imagined.”


Award winning author Melissa Bowersock is the author of numerious books in a variety of genres, both fiction and non. She and her husband live in Nothern Arizona. Melissa draws on her many years as an author in her regular contributions to Indies Unlimited.

For more, visit Ms Bowersock's blog.


What a great story.

Patricia Munro, Trish to friends and family, has good friends, a job she likes, and shares a townhouse with her boyfriend Eric, the kind of guy most women dream about. But all is not well with Trish. She's still recovering from the unexpected death of her mother and has been thrust into the role of running interference for her aunt Heidi, whose dementia has reached the point of having to live in a care home. Eric is hinting about taking their relationship to the next level, but Trish's short and not-so-sweet first marriage left her gunshy. She doesn't want to lose him, but she's also not ready to pull the trigger. Her brain knows that Eric is different, but her heart isn't ready to concede the point.

How these issues resolve is a bittersweet story with sadness, stress, and more than a little frustration for Trish. Along the way she uncovers a long buried family secret and learns some life lessons about risk and being true to yourself.

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Maybe one or two swear words and a few mildly racy scenes.

Format/Typo Issues:

My review is based on a pre-release beta version and I can't judge the final book in this area.

Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words


Laurie Boris said...

Ah! I adored this story.

Unknown said...

I loved it, too.

?wazithinkin said...

Contemporary Fiction/Women's Fiction is not one of my favorite genres but I may have to find the time to read this one. From BigAl's review this story has several elements I do like. :D

Melissa Bowersock said...

Al, Laurie, Unknown--thanks so much! So glad this story is touching so many people. You guys all rock.