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Monday, October 1, 2018

A Forever Thing by Carolyn Brown - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Fancy wants a forever thing, when a man says he loves her he should want to be with her for the rest of his life. When she moved out of Texas as a teenager to live in Florida with her mother, Fancy left part of her heart behind. Now she’s back in Albany to take care of her ill grandmother. Being back in town starts with a lot of trouble, Theron, the local cop and elementary school principal is causing difficulties for Fancy. To make the situation worse, Fancy’s grandmother isn’t happy with the arrival of her granddaughter. The job Fancy thought was a sure thing falls through, so nothing goes according to plan. Will something, or someone, be able to keep Fancy in Texas?

Theron isn’t looking for love. Having his heart broken once was enough. He doesn’t want to risk falling for another woman and doesn’t easily trust any longer. When he keeps running into Fancy he has to admit spending time with her is making him feel alive once more, but Fancy isn’t in Albany to stay and she wants a future with someone who can promise her a forever thing, which is exactly what Theron isn’t willing to offer a woman anymore. They can’t stay away from each other though, what will happen when their feelings become too strong to ignore?

A Forever Thing is a heartwarming romantic story. I absolutely loved the main characters. Fancy is a great kindhearted woman. She’s sweet, sassy and fiery and I liked her spunk a lot. Theron is a hardworking man with a fabulous gentle and sparkling personality. They’re perfect for each other, there’s plenty of chemistry and their love is beautifully true and pure. I loved how they challenge one another and enjoyed every single word of their entertaining dialogue. I couldn’t wait to find out if they’d find their happily ever after together and adored their feelgood love story.

Carolyn Brown has a wonderful warm writing style. Her stories are filled with charm, energy and unconditional love. I like how she creates the perfect atmosphere. She makes her settings come to life in a gorgeous way and each description is thorough and vibrant. I fell in love with A Forever Thing straight from the start and had a big smile on my face from beginning to end. I liked the emotional depth of the story mixed with clever wittiness, there are serious parts and laugh out loud moments and that combination works really well. I highly recommend A Forever Thing, it’s a terrific endearing story filled with delightful surprises and joy.


If you love small town romance you don’t want to miss A Forever Thing.

About Carolyn Brown

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.

She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children.—and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.

When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the back yard and watch the two tom cats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.



One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a signed paperback or Kindle copy of A Forever Thing by Carolyn Brown (winner’s choice).

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. A Forever Thing sounds like a heartwarming and magical story of friendship and forgiveness.

  2. This novel sounds like a wonderful but complicated small town romance, that hopefully blossoms into a happy ending.

  3. A new author to me but I like the sound of Carolyn’s books

  4. you certainly keep busy with your writing, and your books sounds fabulous!!

  5. Hi Carolyn, A forever Thing sounds like a good read. Thank you

  6. I do enjoy small town romance reads.

  7. Sounds great and always such an amazing covers.

  8. Sounds like a great read, I love romantic books

  9. Books set in small towns always make me feel cosy and warm for some reason.

  10. Sounds a great read.

  11. Sounds a great book of giving love a second chance. Also the small town setting makes you feel like you know the characters or it could happen to you, I like the strong female character aspect.

  12. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  13. Sounds great, interesting to read how their relationship developed while confronting their personal problems. Thank you for review abd giveaway.