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"Angie sighed. A small smile began to form as she recalled the moments that led up to this incredible feeling. Life was good—no, life was amazing. It hadn’t always been, but today at forty-six, it sure was. She had reached a good space in her life. She was content, in love, at peace with her past, and excited about her future. Tomorrow she was marrying her soul mate. She h"Angie sighed. A small smile began to form as she recalled the moments that led up to this incredible feeling. Life was good—no, life was amazing. It hadn’t always been, but today at forty-six, it sure was. She had reached a good space in her life. She was content, in love, at peace with her past, and excited about her future. Tomorrow she was marrying her soul mate. She had nearly given up hoping she would find him. He had actually prayed that she would find him before his birthday. Or so he said, and she had no reason not to believe him. As she sat on the beach watching the waves roll in, the memories of a lifetime came crashing in, reminding her to cherish the past . . ." ...

Title : cherish the past spring island trilogy book one
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ISBN : 22608206
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Number of Pages : 130 Pages
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cherish the past spring island trilogy book one Reviews

  • Diane
    2018-10-30 15:04

    I absolutely loved this book. You would never know it was a debut novel as it was very well written. Sandra Steiner wrote this book from the very depths of her heart and soul and it will leave a lasting impression on you long after you finish the last paragraph. The lengthy path Angie takes to get to her happily ever after is filled with many trials and and some serious heartbreak. However, the immense love and faith Angie has keeps her going when some who are not as strong would have simply given up. I am truly inspired by this book and will anxiously await the second book in this series. Well deserving of a 5 star review.

  • Shanoff Reads
    2018-10-31 17:08

    ***I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.***This story is very different from what I am used to reading. I connected with the main character Angie, but for me the story was something that was narrated to you rather than you experiencing it. I just read Angie's story, I didn't feel or live it. Don't get me wrong it is not a bad thing, but there was no dialogue really between characters. All of the book is narrated in third person from Angie's perspective. I goes through the entirety of her life from when she was just about 18 to her present day when she is about to get married for the second time. I will say that there are some pretty heavy emotions that go along with reading this book. Angie is a survivor and she hasn't always lead the most amazing life, but the life that she did lead was all for her children. I felt her pain when she was in her first marriage and all that she had to overcome. Her first husband, Alex is just an awful man and Angie was too good for the likes of him. I also could not believe what her parents had revealed later in the story, but I did see the ultimate demise in her first marriage. I was glad to see that she was getting stronger and was able to handle the end of her marriage. It was hard having to read what she went through shortly after and that she was now on the opposite end of a situation she never wanted to be in, but she handled it so well. That is what made this book for me. The fact that Angie is such a strong woman and was able to survive and overcome the things of her past. That she made the most of it and never gave up no matter what life threw at her and boy did life throw her some curve balls. The ending to this book was perfect considering all that Angie went through to get to that point in her life. This story isn't about the romance or the steamy sex. It is about a woman who thought she was marrying the love of her life at such a young age only to find out that the marriage she thought she would have is nothing like the marriage she did have. It was about a woman who made the most of the situation she put herself in and lived for her children. It was about a woman who survived some pretty terrible things to get to a point in her life that where she could look back and Cherish the Past.

  • Piper Templeton
    2018-10-26 20:01

    "Cherish the Past: Spring Island Trilogy Part One" takes the reader on the journey of Angie's life. Told in third person, the book starts with Angie thinking back on her life since age 18 and all the heartache, tragedy, love and joy that brought her to her current point in life.Angie is a very strong, selfless character, able to endure heartbreak and betrayal, without becoming cynical and careless herself. The author paints a realistic picture of a young woman basically raising three children by herself, trying to make a happy home, because her husband is busy with, let's just say, other endeavors. The patience and forgiveness that her mother told her were so essential to a marriage foreshadowed Angie's marital life. The setting of Spring Island is described in lush, vibrant terms, making me want to take a ferry out there myself. It's a piece of paradise on earth, and our protagonist deserves it.The author chose to tell the story without any dialog between the characters; she opted to recap what the characters said or thought in a narrative style. As a reader, I missed reading dialog between the characters and "hearing" their voices. I think it would have been particularly effective when Angie discovered the ultimate reason why her husband was leaving her and when her parents confided their long-held secret to her. I also would have liked more detail. For example, when Angie goes back into the work force, we don't really get a sense of her job and position. I also didn't understand why one of her sons moved in with friends at age 16 when he enjoyed, and continued to have, such a close relationship with his mother. Those issues did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. It was an engrossing, pleasurable read, and one that made me get totally behind protagonist Angie.

  • Bloggers From Down Under
    2018-10-24 20:18

    *** ARC provided on behalf of the author for an honest review ***“Life was good. No life was amazing”. When we read that we thought awesome this book is going to be good, which it was a good book.Angie is a 46 year old that goes back over the past 29 years of her life from when she was 16 right up to the present, she goes through a bit of heart ache from her cheating husband, the devastation of losing a child and then finds her long lost brother, then finds true love. (I can’t believe she didn’t relies her husband was cheating with the best friend!!)It was a good book but….. We would have loved more we would have loved more detail of emotions like the part about her daughter’s death it did explain how she sort of went downhill but we would have loved more of them parts in the book I guess more of a description, more of the part where she finds out about her cheating husband it seemed to just skim over the issue which is good we just want to feel it tho, take us to that place. I think this book would have been great with more, don’t get us wrong was well written by Sandra Steiner had a great story line, we just feel like it could be a massive hit if there was more we didn’t feel like we were there at the time it was just like reading someone’s life story who had been dealt a shitty hand in life but defies the odds and finds that happy ending we just weren’t in the moment.I loved the part at the end when she does meet true love after everything Angie had been through she deserved to be happy and deserved a great life which we are presuming she would have after meeting Andy.All in all was a good read and I would give some more books by Sandra Steiner a go.

  • Letty(Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
    2018-11-09 18:57

    This is a great debut novel about the struggles and triumphs of one woman trying to find herself.Angie has lived all her life feeling that her husband Alex is the love of her life and that she can’t live without him. He is always away “due to work” and leaves her alone to take care of their home and children.Angie starts taking matters into her own hands after several years of this routine and so begins her process of becoming self-sufficient. It is wonderful to see that even though she’s no longer “young” by society’s standards, she doesn’t let this situation deter her from following her dreams.She goes through so much pain and suffering. A tragic event hits her deep and she pretty much handles it on her own. Alex is not always there for her and she finds herself at a loss. Her best friend Liz has also changed with the years and she can’t always depend on her.When two huge secrets (to her) hit her at the same time, she feels completely shattered and is ready to move on with her life and do it on her own. She is such a strong woman and I loved the way she didn’t let herself stay down no matter what life threw at her.The story was a bit difficult to get into at first because it is told in third person and with no dialogue, but once you get used to that, the plot itself keeps you hooked and wanting to know how the rest is going to play out. This is a very inspiring story and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

  • Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
    2018-10-30 14:20

    Cherish The Past is a reflection of Angie's life. A story about her struggles and how she never gave up hope. The book covers a lot of ground; twenty nine years from her leaving high school, up until just before her second wedding – her happy ever after.What can I say? Angie is one strong, independent woman. What she has to endure is definitely not for the weak and faint-heated. Her ability to just keep going despite having to deal with a deceitful and cheating husband, the ultimate betrayal of a friend and the tragic premature death of a child is formidable. Where most would want to just give up and cave in, Angie keeps going by focusing on the positives, paving a way to a better life and future for herself and family.The story is well written in a narrative style. The author is very good at setting a scene and bringing the places she describes to life. However, there is something is missing; emotions, to bring the characters to life. I wanted to feel Angie's pain, heartbreak and joy. To get inside her head and understand more about how she managed to kept everything together during her darkest hours. What was it about Andy that made him her soul-mate?To sum up, Angie's journey is a pleasant debut novel by Ms Steiner and I'd happily read future works from this author.***arc received in exchange for an honest review***

  • Amy Beth
    2018-11-08 21:00

    Brilliant debut novel!Firstly I can not bring myself to wish anyone to go through the hell that main character Angie went through.You first go through her first marriage with high school sweet heart Alex, they have 3 beautiful children and her best friend Liz is pregnant at the same time as her. They are more like sisters than best friends. Unfortunately marriage is hard for everyone and Angie's and Alex's marriage is put through the ringer, Angie goes through life heart break after heart break, her children are her rock and keep her going throughout. Tragedy is met for this family and decisions have to be made. Feeling like she is losing everything she loved in the town she lives in she makes a big leap of faith and decides it's time to move. Her family are supportive of her decision and help her to make it. Moving to a small island, she finally lets herself think about her and along with her trust companion Candy she starts to make life for herself.But is it all plain sailing for here?Does she have more heartbreak?Is there a HEA?Well you'll have to read it to find out yourself, I am waiting as patiently as possible for book 2 as I feel I would like some more answers to questions being left.Congrats on your debut and I look forward to reading more of your work.Read and Reviewed on behalf of Just One More Romance Book Blog

  • Patricia
    2018-11-15 18:07

    When I sat down to read this book, I wasn't expecting how good of a book I was getting into . I started reading in the evening and I was done that very night. You get really caught up in the lives of the characters . The main character Angie has had a very rough life. The book takes us from the age of 18 through her first marriage . Which she basically lived through hell. Her first husband Alex was a horrible, horrible man. She had the strength to move on and the life she lead afterwards was for her children. Trust me Angie was way too good for the likes of Alex. She pushed through and dissolved the first marriage and what happened to her right afterwards. Angie only got stronger as the book went on, this poor woman had a lot of curve balls thrown at her and she came out the other side stronger and happier for it This book doesn't have hot sex and romance. This is a story of one woman's journey through hell to come out the other side. To be stronger and live for children. The author takes us the reader on a journey with Angie. You will shed a tear and maybe giggle just a little. Trust me you will want to kill Alex at one point in the story. Its a book that will make you think of your past and cherish everything you went through to come out the other side.

  • Everything Marie
    2018-11-16 19:20

    Let's start off by saying that this was a very good debut. From the very first page, I was captured by the story. We first meet Angie, a strong, enduring, and caring woman. We see her on the wedding day of her second marriage and she begins to tell the readers about her past life experiences. Now, this book is heavy. It will stir some very emotional feelings out of you. There were parts of the story that were a struggle for me to get through. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I connected with Angie and I understood what she went through. She details her life after high school and mostly her first marriage which was very dark. There were times when I had to put the book down, only because, it became too much for me. But after enduring the harsh moments, I managed to finish the book and feel happy. It's hard to explain really but after all this character went through, she never gave up. That's what I loved about this story. Overall, it is a very inspiring read and for those who experienced traumatic events this could be a nice book to read, as it gives off the strength to keep on moving forward and always believing in yourself. Well done to the author!

  • Fiona Sheldon
    2018-10-18 22:09

    I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book. It was lovely how Angie took you on the journey of her life including all the ups and downs. I found it a little bit predictable along one major event in her life. I dont mind being able to figure something out while reading but not from the first couple of chapters. Another important milestone had me in floods of tears and had my heartbreaking. A few other shocks thrown in for good measure along with loads of great funny moments. I highly recommend this book :)

  • Escape Reality with Books
    2018-10-30 21:13

    3.5 STARSTake a walk through the life of the main character Angie and watch as she deals with love, heartbreak and loss as she tries to become a woman that can raise her children independently. The story has a lot of potential, however it is hard in parts to feel the emotion as I feel the book needs more description and detail to truly enjoy. I am hoping the rest of the series covers more details as the general story line is good!I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Diana.

  • Charity
    2018-11-17 15:15

    This is a warmhearted story about a woman who does everything she can to have a happy life. In the book she goes through a lot of emotional pain and loss. I wanted to feel more for her because I’ve been through many of the things she endured. I just couldn’t get deeply connected to any of the characters. It’s hard to explain but normally I would have been crying tears of joy and sorrow but was left wanting more from the experience. I enjoyed this book but was left wondering if I missed something.

  • K.M. Lowe
    2018-11-09 17:52

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Although you could predict what was going to come next. I would recommend this book to someone that likes short novels, because I prefer a book that I can get stuck into every detail. I will read book 2 and 3 of this trilogy, and look forward to seeing what Sandra comes out with next.

  • Sandra Steiner
    2018-10-18 16:57