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Sunday, November 16, 2014

When I Look to the Sky by Barbara S. Stewart Review

When I Look to the Sky

(Rock and Roll Trilogy #2)
Barbara S. Stewart

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” That quote was profound to Carlee. 

She’d experienced great loss, but love surrounded her. Andy worked hard to fill any void she experienced. He made sure that what was missing was full. He learned late in life how to live a life based on someone else's needs. He gave her love and support, his time and his heart. 

But nothing she knew could have prepared her for the love she found on a once in a lifetime European jaunt with her Papa...

Rock and Roll Trilogy

Rock and Roll Never Forgets: A Fictional Memoir (Rock and Roll Trilogy #1)

When I Look to the Sky: Carlee's Journey (Rock and Roll Trilogy #2)

Feel Like Makin' Love: A New Journey For Andy (Rock and Roll Trilogy #3)

Barbara Stewart (7/13/1959) was born in Havre de Grace, MD, and grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, and the central east coast of Florida. She resides in Middleburg, FL with her husband Gene.

Barbara has worked in the electronics industry, and most recently in healthcare. She's a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and won the Hope Award for volunteerism in 2009.

She writes love stories that usually evolve from music - a song she hears that paints a picture, and refers to her writing as 'the sound-track of her life.' Sprinkled through her stories are humor and sadness based on experiences shared with family and friends.

A reviewer on Amazon recently said, "This isn't a romance, it's a love story." (readingmaven)

"As a new writer. I hope you will continue my journey, travel with me, see what song inspires me next, and I hope that you see more growth with each page you turn."

She finds great enjoyment in reading - it's an escape, a journey into new and different places - but her favorite genre is romance. She loves to explore and support other self-published authors.

When I Look to the Sky (Rock and Roll Trilogy, #2)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the type of story that will make you cherish your time with your loved ones. The characters are easy to like. Most are just everyday kind people—people you would like to know.

Andy had a come to Jesus moment when Beth got sick in book one. Now he is taking nothing for granted. He has continued to be a huge part in Carlee's life. This book takes us through Carlee growing up and falling love.

We still have the old characters, and new ones are introduced. We still have the old goings on of making music, but new things come into play. There awesome part is a father/daughter European trip. Seriously the closeness between those two will make you want to just go hold your babies no matter how old they are.
"Carlee Elizabeth," he said, "I didn't think I could ever love or miss anyone more than your mama, but I was wrong. You are the greatest gift she ever gave me. I love you so much, I can't believe it. If you'd been born mine I couldn't love you more," he paused, taking a deep breath. "And I am going to miss you like crazy."

If you are looking for dark, erotic, dramatic or angsty, this isn't it. This is a feel-good story. I would classify it as a romance/growing up/letting go/sweet book. I didn't like it as much as book one, but I still appreciate the peace and wholesomeness of this story. It makes me want to do better with my own life.

***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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