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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Orange Sky by J.E. Gaudet is a thrilling tale of romance and terror. Ivy is incredibly attractive and has a heart to match. While her life is shrouded in tragedy, she will not let it take over. Her brother is killed in armed combat while stationed in Libya and Ivy has to learn to get on with life, even though she is lonely. Three of Oliver’s friends arrive on her doorstep and things are about to change forever. Suddenly, Ivy finds herself deep in a world of enmity and war, deep in a betrayal that is shaping the lives of those soldiers. The four embark on a journey that will test them to the core, reveal their fears, and teach Ivy that there is more to life than her beloved California coast.
Orange Sky by J.E. Gaudet is a breathtaking novel, a story of war and love, of terror and romance, all deftly woven into a tight and well-developed journey. This is a story of discovery, for Ivy and for her brother’s friends, and it has all the elements of a great love story, on a par with Gone with The Wind. I defy any reader to not enjoy this story, to not find it gripping and to be able to put it down with ease – I couldn’t; once I started reading I was in it until the end! The characters are excellent, they suit the story perfectly and you get to know them, especially Ivy, in a way that draws you right into her life, to walk her path with her and feel everything she feels. I thoroughly enjoyed Orange Sky and am really looking forward to the next book.