Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Reviews for STARTING FROM SCRATCH are coming in! Plus Giveaway

Wheeeeee!  STARTING FROM SCRATCH isn't even out yet, and already it's got great reviews on Goodreads!

Beth from the book blog Tome Tender:
"Emotionally jarring, Starting from Scratch gripped me from the first few pages and held on tight till the very end. I laughed and cried right along side Lucy. Stacy Gail masterfully captures the many sacrifices and supports the spouses, of men and woman in service to our country, must provide. Of course this is a fictional tale, but their paths are not an easy one to face...Gail vividly creates the picture of the strength and courage of heroes who must stay behind when their loved ones are sent off to defend our country.

Starting from Scratch is a beautiful, moving, romance...a perfect Christmas happily ever after read."  (5 stars)

Sharon said:
"One of the best books I've ever read. Incredibly emotional and amazing."  (5 stars)

Desere from Romance Book Haven:
"I loved the emotion in this read, it was so touching and powerful it was as if I could grab both characters and bang them both over the head to let them see that it is neither one's fault, and simply a test of life and how strong their love can be to withstand tragedy. A truly sweet, romantic and sensual read.

" Can their love be found in the memories from the past" 5/5 star review"

Kelly from Reading The Paranormal wrote:

"Beautifully written and sweetly romantic as Sully tries to rediscover his past with Lucy as she tries to hide from it. Have a box of tissues nearby when you read this one. You'll need it." (5 stars)

Lyn said:
"An Emotional & Honest Love Story
This love story is filled with raw emotions of the life changing affects serving in the military has on a family. It is extremely well written. I was unprepared for the sadness that blanketed the first half of the book. Perhaps this research should be turned into a resource guide for military wives – it was much more than a typical romance that sweeps you away from your daily chores. No spoilers here but indeed it was a Merry Christmas after all."  (4 stars)

I'm so grateful to all the reviewers who took the time out of their busy lives to read STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Lyn's review hit an extra chord in my heart.  She understood that this novella was kind of an homage to military families everywhere, and they're just as heroic in their own way as the troops on the frontlines.  I'm so, so happy that feeling came across. :)

Sound interesting?  Here’s the blurb for STARTING FROM SCRATCH:

Christmas is the perfect time to start from scratch

Lieutenant Sully Jax saved his unit during an IED attack, but he couldn't save his marriage. He can't even remember it. Recovered from his injuries, he's come home to the
family and friends he knows—and an ex-wife who's a stranger to him.

Lucy Crabtree was heartbroken last Christmas when Sully announced his plan to go on one last tour of duty, and devastated when he asked for a divorce after he awoke in the hospital with no memory of her. She's finally moving on from her hurt and from losing the man she loved more than anything, and her cookie-baking business is taking off just in time for the holidays. But now Sully's back, and she can't deny she still loves him. But how can she trust her heart to someone who breaks it every time she sees him?

Sully might not remember Lucy, but something inside won't let her go. With every bite of her cookies, he finds a new love for Lucy, and he soon realizes he wants to rebuild his life
with her by his side.

36,000 words


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