Searching For Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.
Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.
What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?
…only her forever love ended much too soon.
Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.
How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?
Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can’t even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.
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“You make your own way; take care of your own brats. You will see that you need me. When you do, you’ll come crawling right back.”

At only 13% into Searching For Tomorrow, I wanted to throw my kindle. Well, not really but you know what I mean, LOL!! Ok, maybe I just said a few choice words at my kindle because of mean old Mother Tidwell. Little did I know that my short-lived anger would turn to a completely different emotion once I continued reading.

It is really hard for me to put into words exactly how I feel about this book. I am an Army wife so I remember those feelings that were described in the book when a spouse leaves for Basic Training. I remember the pride and pure joy that was felt once you see your soldier at the graduation ceremony for Basic. I’ve often had thoughts of what life would be like if my husband left for war and didn’t return. And, I must say that EVERY SINGLE WORD written in this book is real. I could write some snazzy, fancy adjectives but “real” truly describes this book the best.

“If I sound bitter, there is a reason. I am bitter. My yesterdays are what others dream of having.”

Searching For Tomorrow is a love story. There is no other way to explain it other than a love story as that would not give Tripp and Wrynn and their story the justice that they deserve. I will add that I had to “ugly cry” while reading certain parts. Searching For Tomorrow is sad, it is heartbreaking, it is reflective, and the best part – it is triumphant!

It’s a story that others should read so they can get some insight into what it is like being a military spouse. Once again, I could add all types of positive language here with tons of exclamation points to try to sell you on this title and the beautiful writing style of Kathryn M. Crane, but I only have this one final statement: Searching For Tomorrow is one of the absolute best books I have read so far in 2013!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Searching For Tomorrow in exchange for an honest review.

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If you are reading this, I think you should know that “About me” sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!
Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!
Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can’t imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn’t thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she’s had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she’s always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!
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