Monday, July 11, 2016


TITLE: Love Me

AUTHOR: Kathy-Jo Reinhart

SERIES: Oakville Series


MARCUS and Taryn Winters along with their six-year-old son Chase, have a wonderful life. They are ready to expand their perfect little family, but for some reason, it's not happening as easily as they think it should. A trip to the doctor’s office delivers a crushing blow to Taryn. No one is prepared for the news she receives. With the help of their friends Marcus and Taryn try to deal the best they can with the life changing event that’s taken place. 

After a tragedy leaves Marcus and Chase forever changed, they need to find a way to piece their lives back together. Both of them are spiraling out of control. When Marcus gets called in to speak with Chase’s teacher his world is again turned upside down 

 LEXI has spent years trying to keep her past where it belongs. In the past. She moves to Oakville hoping to start over. She starts to notice problems with one of her students and calls in his father for a conference. The minute she meets Marcus an intense need to help him takes over. She will fight harder than she ever has to bring Marcus and Chase back to life.
 **Can be read as a Stand Alone**


Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10 Stars
Oh Kathy-Jo...
You did it again. You destroyed me within the pages of your story, and pieced me back together again. You seem to have a knack for ripping my heart out of me chest and shredding me apart so I feel as if I'll never be the same again. After going through copious amounts of tissues you apply a soothing balm and slowly allow me to heal, but my life is forever changed with each of the books in this series. This journey was especially bittersweet as it's the end of a series that I have immensely and thoroughly enjoyed, taking into my life as almost a second family. I will miss these characters but look forward to this authors future works.
Now, the story...
I was dry eyed through a tragic diagnosis, and through revealing it to close friends but when it had to be told to a sweet little boy? Oh. My. God. Where are the tissues??? The aftermath with said boy broke my heart, and as a mom to a little boy around the same age I kept picturing him and myself in this situation. There is no way I could handle it as poignantly as Ms. Reinhart wrote it but that's why she's the author and I'm only the reader. Watching Chase heal and find his smile again is what saved me from total destruction, and of course the underlying love story didn't hurt. This book is about love and loss, of healing and opening your heart up to many possibilities. I know I will be revisiting it again and again for many years to come. Now excuse me as I open up my third box of tissues just from remembering certain parts.

After growing up in Saranac Lake, a small town in upstate NY, Kathy-Jo Reinhart returned to her birth place and where she spent her summers with her grandparents, St. Petersburg, Florida, after graduating High School. The sub zero climate and piles of snow definitely weren’t a loss, in her opinion, and this is where she still resides with her Husband of fifteen years and their eleven year old son, who they lovingly refer to as their miracle baby. A name righteously earned after a very difficult and scary pregnancy with 7 1/2 months on complete bed rest.
By day, she works as an Office Manager for a construction company started by her grandfather and uncle. Like most people, she has a love hate relationship with her job, but cherishes all the years she was able to work side by side with her grandfather before he passed away.
Writing has always been something that she has loved. In school, creative writing was her favorite class. Writing a book was something she had always wanted to do, but was too afraid she didn't have what it took to make it happen. After going from working sixty hours a week to twenty, she found herself with a lot of extra time on her hands and decided it was time to take the leap. Crossing her fingers and closing her eyes, she jumped into creating the Oakville series and hasn’t looked back.
The first five star review she received after First Love, the first book in the Oakville series, was published, left her speechless, overwhelmed with emotion, and so blown away that someone really liked what she had written. Her initial fears seemed to calm and reassured her that others love her writing just as much as she loves doing it. How it will all turn out, still remains a mystery, but she’s having a blast seeing where these characters will take her.
When she isn’t spending time with her characters, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, scrapbooking, and doing ancestry research.

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