REVIEW: Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Five Stars

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This book is a complete standalone.

That moment your life changes.
That moment that changes your life.
That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.
That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty.
There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son.

Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won’t be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.

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A perfect heartwarming story.

I must admit when I first went to read this book, it wasn’t without a little trepidation. I knew that adoption played a part in it somewhere, and I wasn’t sure my heart would take it.

However I was pleasantly surprised at how Aurora Rose Reynolds managed to write about a subject, that for me, can bring on such sadness and anxiety, with such beauty and passion. Wide Open Spaces has certainly shown me another side to adoption. I have never thought of it as a bad thing, just associated strong emotional pain with it. I can now see a beauty to adoption that I had never seen before.

In saying that, adoption isn’t the main theme of the story. Wide Open Spaces, for me, is a stunning love story; set in an even more beautiful town. It shows what a true family looks like.

Wide Open Spaces is a must read!

About the Author

aurora rose reynolds

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Best selling author Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat. She has lived all over the country but now resides in Tennessee with her Husband and their handsome son. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday.

Aurora has been featured in an online interview with the Cosmopolitan magazine as well as in UK Glamour magazine. In her free time she reads and writes, enjoys going to the movies, and loves time spent playing and reading to her son. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spending quiet time at home with friends and family.

Last but not least, Aurora appreciates every day and admires its beauty.


2 thoughts on “REVIEW: Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds

  1. What a great review. I always worry about stories like this. I’m a little like you and it makes me emotional. Reading your review, I’m definitely going to give it a read.


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