The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker

The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Atria Books

Synopsis:

In bestselling author Lisa Tucker’s latest, a family discovers that it’s only when the walls between the present and past crumble that the future can bloom.  
  Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be.  They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, who they love more than anything.  Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn’t last – that the life they created was destined to be disrupted.  And on one perfectly average summer day, it is: Michael disappears from his own backyard. The only question is whose past has finally caught up with them: David feels sure that Michael was taken by his troubled ex-wife, while Kyra believes the kidnapper must be someone from her estranged family, someone she betrayed years ago. As the Winters embark on a journey of time and memory to find Michael, they will be forced to admit these suspicions, revealing secrets about themselves they’ve always kept hidden.  But they will also have a chance to discover that it’s not too late to have the family they’ve dreamed of; that even if the world is full of risks, as long as they have hope, the future can bloom. Lyrical, wise, and witty, The Winters in Bloom is Lisa Tucker’s most optimistic work to date.  This enchanting, life-affirming story will charm readers and leave them full of wonder at the stubborn strength of the human heart.

My Review:
This is one of the books I read in September but never reviewed it. Because that was the time when the block-bug bit me. Even after months, this story has not left me at all. I still vividly remember my feelings and emotions while I read this book (maybe because I was a mother and losing my child is a nightmare I have most times). So this is the reason why I wanted to review it (at least now).

Kyra and David Winter seem to be a perfect couple with a beautiful son Michael. So it is not clear at first why they are over-protective of there son to the extent that they don’t allow him to even go to school or eat some junk food. But everything changes when Michael suddenly disappears from their backyard. This is when they both start thinking that there horrible past has somehow found them. They both have not told each other about the problems they have faced in the past and why they are so scared of discussing it. Krya and David begin to realize that in order for them to move forward, they must revisit the past they have hidden from each other.

The author has done a brilliant job of building the story and the twists and turns in the story keep your interest through out. It is heart-breaking and you just feel for the parents as they deal with the kids disappearance and deal with the not-so easy job of acknowledging there pasts so that they can get that one person who has made there life hell.

It is not an easy read but a satisfying one for sure.

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  1. Veens, this book sounds really absorbing, and the fact that you read it a while ago and are still thinking about it months later tells me that is truly affected you. It is hard to read about this sort of thing, as the mother of a young child.

    I am so you are back to book blogging! Maybe you will write a post about sharing a book with your sweet little boy.

  2. I’ve had this on my list for a long time. I didn’t realize it was such a powerful book. Now I really want to read it, especially knowing that it stuck with you for so long.

    1. Yes! It would have been terrible if the end weren’t a happy one. I think I would have been really broken ( have you ever heard someone feeling that). But it is the journey, the revelations and the way the story unfolds … everything is amazing and there are many lessons to learn 🙂

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