Gwynneth Ever After

Romance - Contemporary
334 Pages
Reviewed on 06/21/2015
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Author Biography

Linda Poitevin is a writer possessed of both a light side and a dark one. On the dark side, she’s the author of the Grigori Legacy, an urban fantasy series featuring a hard-as-nails cop caught up in the war between Heaven and Hell. In her lighter moments, she writes the sweet and funny Ever After contemporary romance series. And when she’s not plotting the world’s downfall or next great love story, she’s a wife, mom, friend, coffee snob, gardener, walker of a Giant Dog, minion to the Itty Bitty Kitty, and avid food preserver (you know, just in case that whole Zombie Apocalypse thing really happens).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Gwynneth Ever After is the story of Gwyn Jacobs, single mother of three, working hard to be everything her children need her to be. Several years ago her husband went out to get milk and simply never returned, so she does what she must to survive, which is pretty amazing. That kind of steel, however, comes with limitations, namely that no man has been able to get close to her or the kids in ages. But a chance meeting at the theater throws Hollywood heartthrob Gareth Connor into her path, and turns her well ordered life on its ear. One cup of coffee turns into regular meetings and an eventual meeting of her children. I think Linda Poitevin did a great job of showing how difficult it can be for a woman like Gwyn to date and trust after what she’s been through, while also showing just how crazy life can be when you fall for a superstar.

One of the things I loved best about Gwynneth Ever After is how quickly the kids took to Gareth because it was the one thing that seemed to scare Gwyn the most. Ottawa wasn’t his home so he’d be leaving eventually and her second-guessing everything was typical and annoying. Her skepticism at his interest in her is reasonable, but she gives Gareth a fair shot and they quickly grow to care for one another. I love that Linda Poitevin let us see them weighing the benefits of a relationship; it’s very adult and not very exciting but it is essential to their love story. This was a sweet adult love story with familiar romance themes and a satisfying end.

The Romance Reviews

"GWYNNETH EVER AFTER is double-chocolate cake"

Workaday Reads

"Sometimes you need a heartfelt, sighing, sweet romance, and this is book fits the bill perfectly. This is such a satisfying romance, and as a bonus, features several very realistic children characters.

Children characters in romance books tend to be either absent or seriously stereotyped. The children in this book are very much fully developed and realistic, and add a touch of homey amusement to the story. It made the romance that much sweeter because it felt possible.

Gwyn’s situation was realistic and believable, and while meeting a hunky movie star isn’t very believable, it is the stuff of dreams, and romance stories. I really loved everything about this book and it made a great fantasy getaway as my weekend read."

Unconventional Book Revie

"I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and by the end of the story, I definitely wanted more."

Unconventional Book Revie

"I laughed, I cried, I cringed, and by the end of the story, I definitely wanted more."

Readful Things

"...a good story to cuddle up with on the sofa in the evening and escape to."

Books, Movies, Reviews! O

"I loved this amazingly sweet love story, especially the fact that it took it’s time to build up to the conclusion."

Romantic Reads and Such

"With Gwynneth Ever After, Poitevin brings to life endearing characters, full of warmth and depth, in a beautifully compelling story so deftly told it made me feel like I was coming home to old friends."