Review: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

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Book: Poughkeepsie
Author: Debra Anastasia

Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Date Published: November 21, 2011
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5 out of 5 Stars

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

AWWWW!!!!! This book is just what I needed! It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it touched my heart in way you can not understand unless you read this wonderful  book! The brotherhood the author shows the readers, is so touching, it's heart wrenching! Let's just say I fell in love with Blake, Cole and Beckett! And there is only a select few male characters that stick with me after I read a book and these 3 made my list! But it's beyond just that, that makes this book so good! It's about Love, Faith, and Compassion! But LOVE most of all!
5 out of 5 Stars

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