One moment, Olivia Kavanaugh is preparing to walk down the aisle and embrace her own happily ever after. The next, she learns that her fianc, Wyatt Hammond, has been in a fatal car accident. Then comes a startling discovery: Wyatts car wasnt heading toward the church. He was fifty miles awaywith a baby gift in the backseat.Her faith shaken, Olivia pores over the clues left behind, desperate to know where Wyatt was going that day and why. As she begins uncovering secrets, she also navigates a tense relationship with her judgmental mother and tries to ignore the attentions of a former boyfriend whos moved back home. But when she starts receiving letters written by Wyatt before his death, she must confront a disturbing question: Can we ever know anyone fully, even someone we love?When an unexpected path forwardthough nothing like the life she once envisionedoffers the promise of a new beginning, will she be strong enough to let go of the past and move toward it?...
|Title||:||Since You've Been Gone|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||350 pages|
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Since You've Been Gone Reviews
I was immediately drawn to this storyline just by reading the summary. I just could not imagine what happened to Olivia happening in real life and needed to know what had happened to her fiancée. Of course, my mind automatically imagines the worst, and part of me was so tempted to just turn to the back to find out the truth. But alas, I decided it was much better to read the story in full, and learn all the details as Olivia was.
Ms. Allan is a beautiful storyteller. Not only is she wonderfully ...more
This is a book written with charm and wit. Christa Allan has a way with words that keep you held captive. There were so many places that I marked in this book, just to go back and read. She takes you to places of remembrances, of childhood, of family and longtime friends. She takes you to places of joy, sadness, laughter…
In this book, Olivia thinks she has been jilted when she has just been left. Olivia’s unanswered questions takes her on a journey that breaks your heart and restores it, just ...more
I listened to this book on Audible during my commute.
This was not a book I would have chosen to read if it had not been written by someone whom I trusted to tell me a good story no matter the subject. Now, I want to read more by Mrs. Allan because I loved Since You've Been Gone and it was so refreshing to go outside my preferred genre and love a book.
The characters were believable and easy to connect with, the storytelling was fluid, and the settings were easy to visualize.
I did not, however, c ...more
First time reader of this author. I don't normally read spiritual books, but this one captivated me. At points in the story my heart broke for Olivia to the point where I considered not finishing the story, but I was so intrigued that I had to finish reading it. This book will bring you to tears (and at times frustrate you with the mother character) but you will be glad to read it to the end. Highly recommend this book!
** downloaded for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This novel was well written and the story line engaging. I was pulled into Olivia's story right away. While the novel was primarily about how Olivia recovered from the shock of losing her intended on their wedding day, it was also about the strained relationship between a mother and daughter. In addition, there was a bit of a mystery regarding Olivia's fiancee Wyatt.
This was my first novel by Christa Allan and I look forward to reading others.
Since You've Been Gone is the first book that I have read by Allan. And as is the case with any new to you Author, you are not sure what to expect. From the beginning, Allan hooked me in. The mystery with all the circumstances of Wyatt's death will pull you all the way through the novel.
To be honest, this novel left me with mixed emotions. I would say that the first half of the book had me completely glued but then things slowed down and I got a little frustrated. I won't pretend tha ...more
It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: jilted at the altar. And then things get worse. No, Olivia wasn’t jilted—her husband-to-be died in a car accident just hours before the wedding. While driving away from the church. With a gift for a small boy in the car—except neither Olivia nor Wyatt know any small boys. And then Olivia finds out she’s pregnant. Which wouldn’t have mattered if she were married, but she’s not and now her mother is barely speaking to her because what will Scarlett’s church frie ...more
This book goes slowly at first as it sets up the setting of this story. I feel like this helps the reader really feel the loss that Olivia is feeling. Olivia is reeling from the loss of her fiancé dieing in a car accident on their wedding day. Later she discovers that he was driving in the opposite direction with a baby gift in his back seat. His tux was also in the back seat and he had told his friends that he would be there. So what was he doing? This question haunts Olivia. Was everything the ...more