Sunday 25 November 2012


Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie #1)

Source: Kindle
He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once 

From Goodreads


My Review...

First off what I have to say is....WOW! What a beautiful story.

Not only is the love story between Blake and Livia inspiring but the love between the foster brothers is so beautiful. To be able to find love when you think it does not or can not exist.

From the beginning you fall in love with Blake, Cole, Beckett, Livia, Kyle and Eve.
All of the stories are heartbreaking and stunning.

I love stories where the underdog wins and with Blake's story he is the definition of an underdog being homeless and basically invincible. For Livia to see him and see the beauty and possibility in him. *sigh* breathtaking.

I think Beckett's love for his brothers breaks me the most. Blake says that Beckett makes the wrong choices for the right reasons fits him to a tee.

I loved how the main story was Blake and Livia and the other soulmates feel just as important. For three men to have lived horrible unloved lives and to find true soul quenching love is awesome.

This story was beautifully written and warmed my heart. For sure 5 thumbs up!
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To buy from Amazon: Poughkeepsie

To buy from itunes: Poughkeepsie - Debra Anastasia 

Not only heart warming but had some hilarious parts as well. Here is an example. It could be one of my favorite lines.
"Hey, monkey pussy, you might want to give those meat curtains a spit shine before you leave the house."

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