<— I FLIPPED OUT over this book a few years ago. I had never read anything like it before… a girl befriending a homeless guy that she’s been smiling at every day for weeks. Nobody notices him. Everyone ignores him except for her. What a sweeeeeet sweeeeeeeeet romance. A nice slow burn… plus there’s the rest of his crew. He’s homeless but he’s not without his brothers.
Tiffani: I read this book and instantly fell in love! It is so moving and different. I loved the relationship between the sisters and the way they talked to each other–it was real. I was so moved by the way the author portrays the characters in this book. She writes them with all their flaws but they have a beauty to them that still shines through and the way she handles such delicate subjects is awesome. Can’t wait for the sequel to come out! Just really a great read!
Ashley: ohmygoodness! poughkeepsie is one of my favorite books…
Bojana: Poughkeepsie made me cry…
Melody: Poughkeepsie made me cry more than once
Carrie: I think I’m still suffering from whiplash. Loved the beginning of the story. Was also totally jazzed about the unique premise. When I finished… I was dumbfounded. Somehow Beckett ended up my favorite character. WTF? Blake and Livia whatever. It was like I started out on the It’s a Small World ride and ended up on the Pulp Fiction Roller Coaster sitting between Lara Croft and Vincent Vega. My driving force at the end was to find out what happened to Beckett and Eve. Which totally surprised me considering how hard I fell for Blake and Livia in the 1st part.
About book #1:
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.
- Return to Poughkeepsie
- Saving Poughkeepsie
- Poughkeepsie Begins (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series Book 4)