Tourists flock to Jefferson Point for the antique shops and riverboat tours. Everyone knows everyone and secrets are impossible to keep. Or so it seems...
Dr. Ryan Harper's brutal slaying stuns the picturesque river town. High school football star, Prom King, and on his way to finishing his residency, Ryan was their golden child.
After a two-year struggle to care for their young son alone, his widow, Nicole, reluctantly returns to Jefferson Point. Her homecoming reopens old wounds, as Ryan's family and friends struggle to adapt to life without his dynamic presence.
The last person Nicole expects to reconnect with is Aaron Foster, Ryan’s best man and reluctant keeper of his secrets.
With opinions circulating on Nicole’s post-Ryan existence, she must maneuver the rapids of past loves, new expectations, and haunting dreams of her fallen husband.
The Perpetual Quest for the Perfect Life is a frank story of questionable decisions, small town politics, and love after loss.
*This review was done by our guest reviewer Kim*
4.5 PERFECT STARS
Where to begin with this Perpetual Quest of questionable decisions and love after loss.....
Well, this story is about picking up the pieces when a loved one suddenly is ripped from you. Hating yourself for things you should have said and regretting things you shouldn't have said. This story was an emotional ride on trying to cope and continue on with life after a loved one dies. The story was more than just Nicole coping with the death of her husband Ryan, "The Golden Child", its also about Ryan's lies, deceit and betrayal. When Nicole and her son decides to move back to Jefferson Point to be close to Ryan's family, this is where the story begins. Her homecoming reopens old wounds, as Ryan's family and friends struggle to adapt to life without his dynamic presence.
There was so much going on in this book. There was a whole cast of characters with so much story to tell. I am kinda torn because I truly loved this story but I felt as though the authors were trying to write about too many people. Don't get me wrong, the book was awesome, I guess I would have preferred that they focused on Nicole's story in more depth but injecting the other characters through the story. As soon as I was connecting with a character, the chapter ended then another began with another character's life. Maybe, I have been reading so many books with series but the authors have an opportunity for more books since they still have so much more fleshing out of the cast of characters.
The Perpetual Quest for a Perfect Life is totally a heart warming book worth reading. I hope there will be more books to come.
Tammy Coons is the youngest of 7 children and lives in Illinois with her husband, Casey and three children Skyler, Sawyer and Savana. Tammy graduated from Scott Community College in 2010 and holds a diploma in Health Information Technology. In order to pass time while seeking employment in 2010 she decided to update Fury, one of the many stories she and Michelle have written together in the past 20 years.
Michelle Pace is a RN living in Texas with her husband, Les. She has two daughters, Holly and Bridgette, and one son, Kai. A singer and actress in her youth, Michelle has always enjoyed entertaining people and is excited to continue to do so as a writer.
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