Monday, July 2, 2012
Review of the NEW Remembering Zane
Second Edition. "Pocket Romance" paperback from Write More Publications.
Synopsis: 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 find their way back back to each other.
But those dreams were shattered, along with her heart, when she received the devastating news that her beloved Zane had been killed. As she faced her worst nightmare of going to his funeral, Bonnie runs into Zane’s best friend, Jonathan Wood. Little did she know, Jonathan had deep feelings for her since the seventh grade. Now that his best friend is gone, will Jonathan have the courage to tell her that he’s loved her since high school? Or will he keep his secret to himself forever? Will Bonnie let go and let love find her again?
Back in the early part of this year I reviewed Remembering Zane by J.S.Wilsoncroft. I had won it from a contest on a fellow bloggers page and hadn't known what to expect. What resulted was a book that I remember saying I wanted to "shout from the street corners" on how everyone should read it. Well, the re-release last week of RZ lived up to all my expectations. Three new chapters, new content hidden throughout the book, and a great new cover, just proved that J.S. Wilsoncroft can outdo herself.
Our revisit with John and Bonnie starts the same. The tragic death of their high school friend, and Bonnie's old flame, has reunited the two. They connect over Zane's death and comfort one another. John's attraction to Bonnie deepens. In fact he has been in love with her since the seventh grade. Just always in the shadows of her devotion to Zane. Their relationship flourishes and deepens to love. They are able to put the ghost of Bonnie's love for Zane behind them and move on into marriage and parenthood.
But what has changed is new intimate details, brighter glimpses into their courtship and how John won Bonnie over. The added pages of their first "date" is both touching and comical. Adding to the depth and tone of the story. Other additions and new conversations between the characters will stand out as well.
But what really shines is the three new chapters at the end. The addition of these pages brings greater closure and depth to the love story the is Bonnie and John's. From the details of their wedding to a surprise announcement, we see the glow that has lead tons of us to fall in love with their story.
You might say "well your being a little vague here". But the truth is I don't want to give any spoilers away. At 167 pages Remembering Zane is another perfect beach read. It is most certainly worth the revisit. This release blows the original out of the water. With each of her books Jamie grows as a writer in leaps and bounds. Remembering Zane and Fat Chances are both on the Best Books of 2011-2012 list on Goodreads. Follow this link: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/20157.Best_Books_of_2011_12 to vote for them.
Jamie Sue Wilsoncroft lives in Pennsylvania with her hubby,two children, and 3 dogs. She is a professional dog groomer by day and a writer by night. Writing romance novels is her specialty.
I received an advance copy of this book for review and was not compensated for my review.