The Winters in Bloom: A Novel

The Winters in Bloom: A Novel By Lisa Tucker, The Winters in Bloom A Novel Every marriage has three stories the husband s the wife s and the one they create together Every marriage has three stories the husband s the wife s and the one they create together Everyone who kno
  • Title: The Winters in Bloom: A Novel
  • Author: Lisa Tucker
  • ISBN: 9781416575757
  • Page: 179
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  • The Winters in Bloom: A Novel By Lisa Tucker, Every marriage has three stories the husband s, the wife s and the one they create together.Every marriage has three stories the husband s, the wife s and the one they create together Everyone who knows Kyra and David Winter considers them over protective parents, but the Winters have good reasons for fearing the worst When the best thing about their lives their beloveEvery marriage has three stories the husband s, the wife s and the one they create together.Every marriage has three stories the husband s, the wife s and the one they create together Everyone who knows Kyra and David Winter considers them over protective parents, but the Winters have good reasons for fearing the worst When the best thing about their lives their beloved son, Michael disappears from his own backyard one perfectly average summer day, the question is, whose past has finally caught up with them In the search for young Michael, Kyra and David will be forced to reveal secrets about themselves they ve always kept hidden, but they will also discover that it s not too late to have the sort of family they ve always dreamed of Lyrical and wise, Lisa Tucker s enchanting, life affirming novel will surprise readers and leave them full of wonder at the stubborn strength of the human heart.
    The Winters in Bloom: A Novel By Lisa Tucker, The Winters by Lisa Gabriele Oct , The Winters is an audacious book, in that it grabs very explicitly the iconic story Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, in both hands and writes a bold new modern day retelling of Max Winter and his new wife, following the death of his first wife Rebecca or Rebekah in this novel I cant work out if this is a good move or not. The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker The Winters in Bloom is a chilling portrait of a modern family and how they react when their greatest fear is realized As the story goes back and forth from David and Kyra s memories to their present day sufferings, the reader is left to guess as to Michael s whereabouts and to the identity of his kidnapper. The Winters A Novel Gabriele, Lisa Oct , The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything. The Winters A Novel Kindle edition by Gabriele, Lisa Supposedly inspired by Rebecca, The Winters is a new take on the naive young woman married to the rich older, sexually alluring older man Our young lady, also nameless like the heroine in Rebecca is a feisty stunner ala all women s chick lit who charms everyone, yes everyone except for Max s moody, adopted, teenaged daughter. The Winters by Lisa Gabriele The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything About The Winters A stylish, highly original and completely addictive take on du Maurier s Rebecca. Grammar In winter, in winters or in the winters Jul , Hello, everyone I am very curious whether the following two variations of the sentence quoted could be right in proper contexts These years it seldom snows in winters These years it seldom snows in the winters Many thanks Winter
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    1. Lisa Tucker

      Lisa Tucker is the author of six novels The Winters in Bloom, coming this September The Song Reader, Shout Down the Moon, Once Upon a Day, The Cure for Modern Life, and The Promised World.Her books have been published in twelve countries and selected for Borders Original Voices, Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, People magazine Critic s Choice, Redbook Book Club, Book of the Year, Barnes Noble Reading Group program, Target Breakout Books, Books A Million Fiction Club, the American Library Association Popular Paperbacks, the Indie Next list and the Book Sense Reading Group Suggestions.She grew up in Missouri, and has lived in Philadelphia and Santa Fe, NM She has graduate degrees in both English and math She has taught creative writing at the Taos Writers Conference and UCLA.She s also a mom who says raising my son has been the best part of my life.

    651 thoughts on “The Winters in Bloom: A Novel”

    1. Where s my Mommy Winters in Bloom is an intergenerational book centered on the loss or lack or just bad parenting Mostly it s moms who are derided but dads don t come out too great either Two small girls, Amy and Kyra, watch as their mom packs up the car and leaves her daughters weeping and alone on the front doorstep They never recover Though they have a father and stepmother they always feel the only one they can count on is one another Amy tries to be perfect, perfect grades, behavior, looks [...]


    2. I hate writing negative reviews but in this case I can t help it I was really looking forward to reading this book The premise of this story was good with a child, Michael who disappears from his own backyard The suspicion is he has been abducted Yes, another one I seem to have read a few on this vein lately Maybe that was part of the problem But I don t think so So many times I nearly gave up on this book In the end I wished I had Sheer stubbornness kept me reading but I admit to skimming, larg [...]


    3. I found this book mostly rather uninteresting The story of the Winter family Kyra, David and their son, Michael, is meant to be an uplifting tale of the importance of risk and trust and I imagine some other points that I missed, but it ends up just mostly being a slog We get the whole annoying backstory on both Kyra and David and are supposed to understand why they are ridiculously overprotective of their son and also why they fall apart when he is abducted wouldn t everyone I think I was suppos [...]


    4. When I picked up The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker I was definitely in the mood for some family drama reading I got chills with the opening section and felt immediately connected to this small, 5 year old child named Michael Then, he was whisked away and the story began to unfold.The Winters in Bloom is a novel that explores not only the disappearance of Michael, but the past histories of his parents Both are overly cautious for reasons of their own For David Winter, it was tragedy of one kind [...]


    5. Kyra and David Winter are both super cautious people because of their painful pasts Both fear they don t deserve the happiness they currently have and that it will not last Their worse fears are confirmed when their five year old son Michael disappears from their yard in the middle of the afternoon Both parents are convinced the kidnapper is someone from their past, and now they must surrender their fears and confess what,a nd who, they are each hiding.This is a powerful and emotional book It is [...]


    6. The Short of It I opened the book and fell right in.The Rest of It Kyra and David are happily married, have a nice home and have stable careers They live with their son Michael and things could not be perfect But in the back of their minds, because of decisions they made in the past, they expect tragedy at every turn and it hits when Michael suddenly vanishes from their backyard.This is really an amazing book I know it s gotten some mixed reviews but if you enjoy dysfunction, let me tell you th [...]


    7. I have mixed emotions about this book The beginning with the kidnapping seemed like this could be a really good suspenseful book But then we started getting the back stories of David and Kyra The chapters jumped around between different times and different parts of their lives There were several times I was lost Might have been because this book just wasn t holding my interest Several times I almost quit reading altogether but I m one to finish a book unless it is truly awful This one was just b [...]


    8. This book was pretty bad It could have been a good book The premise was interesting and the characters were likable But it read like a first draft tons of this happened then this happened then this happened exposition that should have been turned into scenes, lots of telling instead of showing, clunky language, and really convoluted motivations for some of the characters that had to be awkwardly explained It needed 2 3 rewrites before it went to print This is the author s 6th book, so I m reall [...]


    9. The Winters are a couple of creeps as far as I m concerned It was hard for me to like them considering they are ruining their son s life with how much they smother him and how neurotic they teach him to be In reality, any child who goes through that would probably need therapy to live a normal life, instead of the anticlimactic ending Lisa Tucker gives the book Ironically, the only character I really liked was David Bloom s ex wife She was refreshingly honest without feeling sorry for herself Th [...]


    10. I didn t care much for this story of 2 overprotective parents and their little boy I stuck with it to learn who took the boy from the backyard one day This novel had too many extremes evil stepmothers, drug addicted sister, eternally patient husband to complaining and off balance wife The character development was so heavy handed that I had no sympathy for these people Rather, I didn t care about them.


    11. Doubt is a powerful emotion especially when it spills over into a child s world Children are very perceptive and can easily pick up on a parent s thinking whether it is verbally expressed or not I doubt he can climb that tree, so we mustn t let him try Doubt is pervasive whether we want it to be or not.Five year old Michael lives in an environment of doubt Although his parents, David and Kyra Winter, believe they are doing everything possible to raise a happy healthy child, what they are actuall [...]


    12. Book Overview from Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, whom they love than anything Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that the life they created was destined to be disrupted And on one perfectly average summer day, it is Michael disappears from his own backyard.The only question is whose past has finally caught up with them David feels sure that [...]


    13. The Winters in Bloom is a chilling portrait of a modern family and how they react when their greatest fear is realized As the story goes back and forth from David and Kyra s memories to their present day sufferings, the reader is left to guess as to Michael s whereabouts and to the identity of his kidnapper Ms Tucker explores the long lasting impact of secrets on relationships.Kyra and David are so filled with fear that they make one uncomfortable How they can say they are living life is complet [...]


    14. When I started reading my e galley of The Winters in Bloom, I noticed first the page at the beginning where the publisher was talking about how much she loved this book and how it was the best one of the year Her praise was so high that I kind of rolled my eyes, thinking that she loves it because it will make her money I am happy to report that the book really was that good From the absolutely incredible first chapter, I was totally involved in the story.My one previous experience with Lisa Tuck [...]


    15. My Quick SummaryThis is the story of two families who become oddly connected due to a tragedy This has to be explained by understanding the earlier life of one of the characters, Kyra , and the first marriage of Kyra s husband, David, to his first wife, Courtney.The characters in this story have all been touched by some sort of abandonment that leads Kyra and David to totally over protect their five year old son.At first it was difficult to understand why this overprotection was so over the top [...]


    16. This is the first book I have read by Lisa Tucker but won t be my last The first part of the book caught my attention and demanded that I read on Kyra and David Winter experience one of the the worst nightmares a parent can experience, their son, Michael is abducted We get a glimpse of what they are going through in the beginning and also get a glimpse of Michael and his abductor although the abductor s identity remains a mystery.The book then goes into the past lives of Kyra and David We learn [...]


    17. Reviewed by LisaBook provided by PublicistKyra and David Winter seem to have the perfect life A strong marriage, great careers and a beautiful son named Michael On an ordinary summer day their perfect life begins to crumble when Michael disappears from their backyard They each suspect the past they have been running from for so long has finally caught up to them Krya and David begin to realize that in order for them to move forward, they must revisit the past they have hidden from each other.Lis [...]


    18. Kyra and David Winters are cautious parents to 6 year old Michael Some might say overly cautious Their lives soon come under scrutiny after Michael disappears from their backyard, threatening to change their lives forever.An excellent narrative on why families should be as honest as possible with one another The secrets that both David and Kyra hold inside threaten to break their marriage and their family At times far fetched and at others, spot on, this novel made me really think about how our [...]


    19. The Winters, David and Kyra, are happy being married to each other and parenting their gifted son, Michael Their happiness is not without undercurrents, as they each have reason to fear that sudden, devastating loss may enter their lives In some people, emotional scars are readily apparent However, there are other people whose inner wounds continue to fester and never heal over They may appear functional, but the turmoil inside increases in pitch until it escapes, leaving havoc in its wake Lisa [...]


    20. charlotteswebofbooks.The Winters in Bloom is an introspective novel about forgiveness Not just forgiving people for their transgressions against us, but forgiving ourselves for mistakes made long ago The Winters in Bloom is somewhat of a dark novel The subject matter is heartbreaking, there is no way around that I did like that portions of the book is set in Kansas City, on a day Home opener of the Chief s that I want to be in Kansas City than any other day, it was nice to read about a piece of [...]


    21. David and Kyra are over protective and have even taken Michael out of school because of it They have finally let him go outside by himself for half an hour to play each day, but Michael has no idea what to do with himself Then a stranger shows up and starts talking to him She convinces Michael to leave with her and that begins the Winters nightmare While talking with the police, Kyra and David eventually tell about the things that happened in their lives to make them the way they are David was m [...]


    22. What do you get when you cross a preposterous plot with implausible characterse first truly bad Lisa Tucker book I ve read My guess is she was going for an intelligent psychological thriller but ended up with a ridiculous trainwreck of young adult fiction The story follows Kyra and David a neurotic young couple who on the surface seem to have it all yet have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn t last I was confused thoroughly mid way through by characters who looked and felt the same, [...]


    23. Based on the overall rating, I expected to hate this book then why did I read it , you ask Good question I don t really know why I just did Honestly, it s not a bad little book There s nothing earth shattering or life changing about it The story isn t exceptional, and the writing doesn t stand out But it s a good story with solid writing My biggest criticism is that the ending is a bit lame OK, really lame But this is a quick read, and a page turner Not a bad read for the beach or a rainy aftern [...]


    24. After reading and enjoying Lisa Tucker s, The Song Reader, I was thrilled to be reading another of her books.The first chapter blew me away The rest of the story is told going back and forth between the past and present, introducing us to each of the characters and how they were connected to each other The ending, involving the tree, I thought was brilliant It left me feeling satisfied after everything that went on in the story and thinking this is just right and now they can carry on.This novel [...]


    25. 3 5 This is a very dark novel but it also a novel about the secrets people keep and the way they tend to haunt their lives into the future Not able to forgive themselves for past tragedies they let it affect their lives and the lives of their children in horrifying ways It is also a novel about forgiveness and change and seeing a better way into the future Well written, interesting story, I loved the little boy Michael, and his view into his own world as well as the adults in his life The charac [...]


    26. This book sounded promising, but I couldn t get into it after the first chapter Like someone else said in their review, there was too much telling about what happened ala this happened, and then this happened and not enough active story Maybe I should have stuck with it through the back story, but I just wasn t interested enough.


    27. This book was way too slow for me Instead of telling the story Lisa Tucker took the long way around and told prior stories about how the Winter s got where they were Helicopter parents that home school their only child are sure that each of them are responsible for their boy being taken from their back yard Took way too long to read because it just didn t hold my interest


    28. I tried and tried and tried again to read this because its blurb was so good the book not so much for me Ultimately it s all hat and no cattle where hat is exposition and cattle is hell, I don t know what it is, but never you mind Not for me.



    29. I usually love her bookst sure how I m liking this one though About halfway through and I m feeling lost about it Now that I m done with it, I decided I was disappointed with it.


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