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Finding Heather

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This is a great story of a woman learning to move forward after becoming a widow. It has a very accurate depiction of grief, but also of the steps needed to move on. I loved the Isle of Skye setting and how it was almost like a character itself.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a copy of Finding Heather by Alison Ragsdale.  After the death of her husband, Heather decides to return home to the Isle of Skye, from Virginia, with her twin seven year olds.  Once there, it both feels like home and doesn't.  It takes Heather a while to adjust being back home with her mother and brother in her home town.  There is lots of family drama and issues throughout, but overall this is a slow paced book.  It was a nice quiet read.
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A sweet story about healing, slow-paced and rich in detail about family relationships and their challenges.  This book will ring true with anyone who has suffered a loss, has reconnected with family, or who is basically a human being with relationships!
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The title of this book had me intrigued and I was not disappointed.

Heather Forester's husband Brett is dead, so why does she find herself at the airport waiting for him at arrivals. 

This is a slow burning read but I did enjoy getting to know Heather and how she struggled to pull herself together. She needs to keep her family together and the setting of the Isle of Skye was just perfect.

I really liked this book
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**5 stars **Finding Heather was a wonderfully written novel about love, loss and new found love. I absolutely adored this novel that I read some time ago now and thought I had left my review back then.   I loved the characters, the setting (Scottland) and the strength and support the characters offered to one another. I would definitely recommend Finding Heather.  I did receive an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Ragsdale captures the fog and confusion of grief brilliantly and her writing draws you into the narrative from the very beginning. 

When a young widow uproots her bereaved family to move back to the Isle of Skye the reader knows that there will be challenges for all characters involved. Will moving her young family from the USA to Scotland help heal their wounds? Can they really expect to settle into a life she once left behind? 

Overall, a sound novel of loss and change, I would certainly recommend.
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This was my first time reading a book by Alison Ragsdale and I would put her on my to-read list again.  Finding Heather was a mix of heartbreak and hope. As a wife and mom, I can't imagine the heart-wrenching journey this character takes us on and the courage she displays even in the bleakest of moments.  An added bonus was the location descriptions! The author's details of Scotland has me putting this on my travel bucket list so kudos for that! Overall, a sweet, emotional and gripping story that is definitely worth reading.
I received a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Ok, I just LOVED THIS BOOK!  knowing nothing about this culture, but enjoying the learning aspect of it was just one of the bonuses of this well written and moving story of a family uprooted and grieving.  the healing process is always complicated and never linear, and this book documents that well.
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This played out like a sweet movie Woman loses husband to cope she moves her children and herself back home to Ireland to start over and be with her family. Kids have a hard time adjusting at first, son runs away, drama looking for him. Life finally settles down for them and a year later she falls in love again.

My thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This novel is about a woman who is widowed at a young age, who moves with her young kids from the US back to the Isle of Skye in Scotland where she grew up. It's quiet and a bit slow, but the story is so sweet, the characters enjoyable, and the setting is very unique and enjoyable. 3.75 stars rounding up to 4.
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I really loved this book and found the characters incredibly engaging. Heather, the main character, was believable and her emotions felt incredibly present throughout the book. The story revolves around her attempt to move on after the death of her husband, leaving her as a single mum to two young children. Although at times sad, the novel felt very uplifting and watching the character grow and develop throughout the pages was really charming. A lovely read with a serious message!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  This is a story about love and loss and finding a way to move on.   Although there were some parts that were rather slow, I thought was a sweet story.
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Enjoyed the character and found it to be a page turner book.
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I loved this book I was hooked from the very first page and I couldn't put my kindle down while reading this book. The premise was intriging and I loved the chemistry between the characters
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Loved the story! Heather is a character who is a rolemodel and overcomes her struggles. A must-read!
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With the sudden loss of her husband, Heather must decide on whether to take her 7-year-old twins to her home in Ireland, as there isn't much left for them. When they arrive, Heather can stay with her mother and her brother is close by. Things are difficult in the beginning, but over time they can fall into a routine. I love how the book ends, letting the reader decide how the story of each character finishes.
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Thank you to NetGalley for the e-ARC of this title.  I really enjoyed it. The characters were wonderful, and I loved learning about all of them.  I recommend it.
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I would like to thank Lake Union Publishing for the copy of "Finding Heather" by Alison Ragsdale. This novel was about Heather, a young widow and her adorable twin children, finding their way to a new life, and coping with their heartbreaking loss. With the support of a wonderful loving family, as well as moving across the Atlantic, they gradually heal and allow themselves happiness in new unexpected roles and relationships.
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n interesting read that explores loss and the importance of family. I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenery and found the characterisations good - i could imagine Heather's mum and brother vividly and loved Brett's sister - what fun she was. 
Although this book is ultimately sad, given the loss of Brett (not a spoiler!), it becomes uplifting as Heather seeks to find herself.

An interesting read for a change in pace. 3* - enjoyable- a slow-burn rather than a CPID/seat of your pants thriller.
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