At ten years old, Bonnie Reese knew the minute she laid eyes on Zane Withers, that he would forever have a place in her heart. After years of dating, then finally going their separate ways, Bonnie always dreamed that eventually they would get back together.
But those dreams were shattered as was her heart, when she got the devastating news that her beloved Zane had been killed. As she faces her worst nightmare of going to his funeral, Bonnie runs into Zane’s best friend, Jonathan Wood. Little did she know, Jonathan has had deep feelings for her since the 7th grade. Now that his best friend is gone, will Jonathan have the guts to tell her that he’s loved her nearly their entire lives? Or will he keep his secret to himself forever?
I read this novella in less than an hour, and I was so sad it ended. In fact that could be my only complaint about this story. It ended too soon. It is a rare and wonderful talent to make us care about characters and their lives in less than one hundred pages. Ms. Wilsoncroft did just that, without her story feeling hurried or simplified. I read it at a time when I needed to believe in love and second chances again. And the realism of her characters cemented it.
After nearly a decade apart Bonnie gets the devastating news that her old boyfriend has died in a car accident. Leaving his young family behind. She faces the task of his funeral alone, only to be met by the safe and reassuring arms of their old friend Johnathan. Circumstances have thrown Bonnie and Johnathan together again and as Johnathan confronts his long buried feelings for Bonnie, he also has to contend with Bonnie's would be suitor and her devastating grief. She has never got over Zane. What follows is a tender look at second chances and the healing power of love and true friendship.
We all wish we had a Johnathan in our lives. That guy who swoops in and takes a hand in healing our broken hearts. But like Bonnie, we tend to push those people away as we deal with pain. Hurt can make us close our hearts to even the most sincerest of intentions. At it's core Remembering Zane is a love story that reminds us we can't go it alone. And second chances do exist. J. S Wilsoncroft's next book, The Unfaithful Widow, is coming out in a few weeks and I sincerely look forward to reading it. This story made me feel and I am sure her next one will also. I can not recommend this story enough.
***Side note: I want to thank Mandy at Twimom101 for running the contest that first introduced me to Jamie and this awesome story. And a big thanks to Jamie for my Kindle copy that I used for this review. Please continue to support Indie Authors and Book Bloggers.***
Jamie Sue Wilsoncroft lives in Pennsylvania with her husband two children, and 3 dogs. She is a professional dog groomer by day and a writer by night. Writing romance novels is her specialty.
You can find her Amazon author page here: http://www.amazon.com/J.S.-Wilsoncroft/e/B0061APZF8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Here is a sneak peek at the Unfaithful Widow:
“BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT! An announcer said. “A FLIGHT OUT OF PENNSYLVANIA THAT WAS HEADING FOR EUROPE HAS CRASHED SOMEWHERE OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.” I dropped to my knees as I listened to the reporter repeat the breaking news. “DELTA AIRLINE FLIGHT 179 HAS BEEN REPORTED TO HAVE CRASHED SOMEWHERE OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. THERE WERE 223 PEOPLE ON BOARD THIS PLANE. THE US COAST GUARD, ALONG WITH THE MARINES ARE SEARCHING FOR ANY DEBRIS OR BODIES. I REPEAT, DELTA AIRLINE FLIGHT 179 HAS CRASHED WITH 223 PEOPLE ON BOARD.” ~ The Unfaithful Widow by J.S. Wilsoncroft