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June 30, 2021

A Winter Night by Anne Leigh Parrish ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"She refuses to give in to negative thinking.  She's going to stay open, see where this thing with him might go, and push past the barriers between them - and within herself - to find happiness.
Assuming it even works that way." (p 17)

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A Winter Night
March 2021; Unsolicited Press; 978-1950730605
audio, ebook, print (248 pages); women's fiction
A Winter Night
is a quiet book about trust and love and family.  It is beautifully written and easy to get invested in the main character's life - both the highs and the lows.  It's almost like getting in touch with a friend that you haven't seen in a long time and catching up on their life.

Angie Dugan is 34 years old and works as a social worker at a retirement home.  She enjoys her job and is very good at it but isn't sure if she wants to keep doing it in the future. She has a difficult family and a poor self-opinion.  She has just met a new man that she thinks she may have a future with but she questions herself and her feelings during every step of their new relationship.  Because of past hurts she is afraid to trust him and is afraid to listen to what her heart is telling her.  Along with her work at the retirement home, she helps to take care of her alcoholic father with the help of her brothers and, surprisingly, her mother who divorced him years before.  Angie is a character that you'll feel happy for and at the same time want to cry with her as she navigates her new relationship with Matt.   Will she be able to work through her issues and trust Matt with her heart?  Is Matt even worth trusting or do his secrets show a side of him that can't be trusted?  Read this book to enjoy the struggles and successes of a wonderful main character.

I didn't know until I read the reviews, that this author has written about the Dugan family in several other books.  This book and the family were so intriguing, I plan to buy some of her earlier books to learn more about the struggles of the other family members.

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Connect with Anne

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.


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  1. I quite enjoyed this one myself, too. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours