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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review - The Time Until by Casey Ford

A Review by Jenna

Rated *****5 Stars*****

Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

Alan Green and Samantha Cohn have known each other for as long as both can remember. They have a special relationship that has grown far beyond mere friendship.

Inseparable, Al and Sam have spent their lives with one another—from childhood secrets, through awkward teenage years, to finding themselves as adults—it’s always been the two of them together.

When unexpected tragedy hits, and Sam is left fighting for her life, Alan can only watch and wait. Left alone without his best friend, Alan spends his time reliving his past, ensnared in the memories of the chaotic relationship with the girl that stole his heart.

How would you spend the time until?

Al and Sam have known each other since Kindergarten. They have been there for each other through everything... deaths, birth, all of the little and big things in life. You can see and read the love that they have for each other.

The book is told in real time but also as flashbacks that Al has of his life since he was 5 and all of the circumstances in between. Normally I am not a big fan of flashbacks but it really worked in this story. These flashbacks made the story even more beautiful. They showed to me how wonderful their relationship was for the most part. Of course their relationship wasn't perfect, but pretty stinking close.

"I love you and I promise that I will always treasure you and your heart, forever. I promise always to listen to you and always cherish your input and opinion. I promise to support you in anything you wish to do, be it skydiving or lounging at home on the couch, nothing will prevent me from being your biggest supporter." Awww... broke my heart with the sweetness.

In a way this book actually reminded me of my husband and my relationship, which made me like it even more. :) (Minus all the hardships they go through...) We met when I was 14 and were best friends until we started dating when I was 21. We married a year and a half later. <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">
There were 2 things that I feel I must bring up though. One small inconsistency that bothered me for some stupid reason. In the car accident, Al lost and eye but when it described him crying later, he cried from his "eyes". I guess that does sound better in the plural than the singular but I feel it must be mentioned.

One other thing. While Sam was in the hospital I expected Al to be there with her basically 24/7 as long as he was able to, given his own injuries but this was not the case. One time his friends took him to a bar, which I understand, but even at other times he wasn't there when I thought that he SHOULD be. I know if it was my husband there and we did not have children that needed to be taken care of I would be there with him ALL THE TIME.

I had originally planned to rate this book a 4 at the end of the last chapter, BUT, the epilogue won the book another half star, so all in all I am rating this book 4.5 stars which I will round up to 5 for GR sake.

I think this was the 1st book written by this author and he should know what a fabulous job that he did. Congratulations to you Mr Ford and thank you for allowing our blog to read this book for you. Good luck!

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