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Where Winter Finds You

Where Winter Finds You, December 2019
Black Dagger Brotherhood #19
by J.R. Ward

Pocket Books
480 pages
ISBN: 1982135476
EAN: 9781982135478
Kindle: B07QCQG4S4
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"An intriguing Christmas tale about haunted souls, angels, and true love’s survival!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Where Winter Finds You
J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted December 3, 2019

Fantasy Urban | Holiday | Romance Paranormal

WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is a Christmas-themed story set in J.R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Brotherhood” world of vampires. Although it’s about paranormal beings, WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is very much so a classic Christmas story about family, hope, second chances, and true love. WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is a long-awaited follow-up to J.R. Ward’s previous book THE SHADOWS. In THE SHADOWS, vampire Trez Latimer finds love, experiences true joy briefly, and then loses it when his mate Selena dies. The sense of tragedy and anguish was extremely palpable for fans of the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series, and this book comes as a balm to the soul of fans who were disquieted after reading THE SHADOWS.

At the opening of this story, Trez is at a colossal low point in his life. His grief has left him stuck in a seemingly endless depression, and on the brink of suicide. Finding Therese working at the restaurant he and his brother own is like a Christmas miracle. I like that J.R. Ward makes things a little more complicated than that. Whenever I’ve read a story about reincarnation or soul-swapping, the more fascinating ones leave the main characters in a bit of an ethical dilemma. Finding Therese rejuvenates Trez and gives meaning to his life again, but what if Therese isn’t actually his former mate reincarnated? And, even if she is, what about Therese and her autonomy? Does Trez love Therese for who she is, or simply because he believes her to be Selena reincarnated? These questions are thought provoking and lead to an intriguing story of love that was lost and then found.

WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is an intriguing Christmas tale about haunted souls, angels, and true love’s survival. I loved the philosophical element to this love story and the heroine. Therese is a multifaceted and realistically flawed yet likable character who stands up for herself. J.R. Ward does a good job of balancing the romantic fantasy with the drama and great storytelling. I eagerly await J.R. Ward’s next book.

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SUMMARY

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novel featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers.

When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convinced his true love has been reincarnated. Is he right? Or has his grief created a disastrous delusion?

Therese has come to Caldwell to escape a rift with her bloodline. The revelation that she was adopted and not born into her family shakes the foundations of her identity, and she is determined to make it on her own. Her attraction to Trez is not what shes looking for, except the sexy Shadow proves to be undeniable.

Has fate provided a grieving widower with a second chance...or is Trez too blinded by the past to see the present for what it really is? In this sensual, arresting book full of the themes of redemption and self-discovery, two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads where the heart is the only compass that can be trusted...but that may require a courage that neither of them possesses.


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