Book & Author Details:
Sands of Time by Heather D’Agostino
Publication date: 8th May 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Kaitlyn Hughes always wanted to run her own bakery. After attending culinary school in Paris, she began working under one of the best chefs in the business and fell in love. Life was perfect, or so she thought.
When her parents ask her to come home for the holidays, she decides to take a much-deserved vacation with support and encouragement of her boss.
Five years away does something to you. It messes with your memory and makes you believe that you don’t miss the things that you do. You don’t realize it until it’s too late.
When Kaitlyn unexpectedly runs into Eli Baker, the one she left behind, all bets are off. Promises are forgotten. What ifs roar to life, and what seemed like a dream soon becomes a nightmare.
Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? How much are you willing to give up for true love?
***Home for the Holidays is included in this book. This is the continuation of Eli and Kaitlyn’s story.***
Now, I preface this review with the comment that if every reader liked the same thing, then romance novels would be an exercise in writing by numbers. And, clearly that’s not the case, so there will inevitably be books that work for readers, and books that don’t.
Sadly, this falls very firmly into the camp of books that don’t work for me. I gave it a good go, but threw in the towel at 62%.
I found that I really just didn’t connect with the characters. I felt that they were a little flat, and I didn’t feel the depth of connection between them. I was also a little confused by the timeline covered in the first chapters – it was only as I got a little further into the story, that it became clearer.
Overall, this wasn’t for me. But I’m just one reader. As you can see from the other reviews, this tale is getting love from others – just not me this time.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.