Monday, November 10, 2014

Review:Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves


Fans of Covet by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves will be delighted by this novella-length sequel.

When Daniel Rush wakes up in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, the last person he expects to see at his bedside is his ex-wife Jessica. Their marriage disintegrated after the death of their infant son Gabriel, and Daniel gave Jessie what he thought she wanted: the freedom to start over with someone else. But Daniel never updated his emergency contact information, and Jessie is the one who receives the call with the devastating news.

Daniel was Jessie’s one true love. Together since college, Jessie had dreams of raising a family with Daniel, and growing old together. When Gabriel died, Jessie buried those dreams with her beloved son and shut everyone out, including Daniel.

Daniel faces months of grueling rehabilitation and he’s going to need some help. Jessie is the last person anyone expects to volunteer, but this is her one chance to make amends, giving her and Daniel a shot at getting things right this time.

The road to recovery will be long and arduous. But with Jessie leading the way, Daniel just might be able to get his old life back.

Daniel knows how to covet. But can Jessie help him remember how to cherish?

*Please note that this is a novella-length sequel. Reading Covet before Cherish is highly recommended in order to enhance your reading pleasure.

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What I thought about Cherish
I've been waiting for this novella sized follow-up to Covet, one of my favorite books about marriage in trouble and temptation. If you haven't read Covet, you really need to read it before you read Cherish to get the full impact of this book.

When Daniel is shot in the line of duty, it's his ex-wife that gets the call.  Jessie doesn't hesitate to go to Daniel's side, even though they've been divorced for some time. 
As she waits for Daniel to regain consciousness and for his family to arrive, the reader starts to get a glimpse of what she's been through since the divorce.  It was great to get her point of view of their marriage and the events leading to the split.  It's clear from the start that she still has feelings for Daniel.

I don't want to say much more because it's really a sweet read that you should experience for yourself.  Cherish wraps up some loose ends from Covet and give some closure to Daniel's story.  There's a bit of a key scene with Claire that carries over from Covet in this book and I loved that, along with a scene toward the end that brings the two families in contact again.

I'm really glad that Tracey Garvis Graves let us know just what happens to Daniel and Jessie, but I did find it hard to believe that Daniel just erased Claire from his life so easily after their relationship and friendship was so strong. I was happy that he got a second chance with Jessie, though, and I really liked getting to know her better.

So, if you've read Covet, this is a must read. If you haven't read Covet, go get it, then read Cherish.  Two great real-life stories of marriage that show the sometimes fragile and enduring nature of happily-ever-afters. 

From Tracey Garvis Graves website...
 Tracey Garvis Graves is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, and Cherish. She is hard at work on her sixth book.

Tracey loves to interact with her readers and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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