Book 3, Forever Family
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Two best friends connected by childhood, broken by tragedy and healed by trust.
He’s known her since the third grade.
He’s loved her since their teen years.
But her heart belonged to his best friend.
Everything changes when a tragic accident threatens to destroy both of their lives.
Juliet Oliver was adopted at birth and has always been haunted by the reality that she wasn’t wanted. Despite her loving family, she emotionally detaches from everyone in her life, except for one person. He’s been a rock and a much needed source of support, love, and encouragement.
Seth Tyson has had his share of tumultuous relationships. He’s constantly battling his own demons, led by issues at home. His father is a womanizer. His mother is an alcoholic, battling depression. But he makes a choice to leave his family behind and start a new life across the country.
When Juliet’s life spirals out of control, she needs her best friend Seth more than anything. Can he stop her from self-destructing? And will he open his heart to her once more?
Can they each find…
Dear Juliet is the third book in the Forever Family series.
This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, and some violence.
Get your tissues ready for the beautifully written third book in the Forever Family series.
Dear Juliet is the emotionally charged third book in the Forever Family series by Trudy Stiles. I highly recommend you reading Dear Emily (Bk 1) and Dear Tabitha (Bk 2) first. It will give you a better understanding Seth Tyson's character.
Dear Juliet begins with the beginning of Seth Tyson and Juliet Oliver, introduced to each other as pen pals in elementary school. Slowly over time they form a strong friendship as they endure all the ups and downs of adolescence. And some of the downs are pretty harrowing. Seth's family situation is pretty tumultuous and Juliet is dealing with insecurities that come with being an adopted child. Trudy leads you through their drama with such poignancy, you know she has really agonized right along with her characters.
This series is my first foray into the whole adoption process. Trudy does a wonderful job of explaining what it's like to go this from all aspects: the adoptee, the adopting parents, and the birth parents. I really had no idea how emotional it is for families who finally have their families completed through adoption. Coupling this subject with a beautiful romance is truly original and I love that about Trudy's stories. I was a bit frustrated with Seth and Juliet's romantic relationship. I felt like I waited FOREVER for them to actually get together. I wanted to stop and shake them both, telling them to quit playing with my emotions and get together already! hahaha
Dear Juliet was a wonderful conclusion to the Forever Family series. I'm a little sad it's over, but I'm looking forward to what other beautiful stories Trudy Stiles has in store for her fans.
Written by Dee McGee
I read this series in a span of three days. I love the characters and how they overcame life's challenges. Of the three installments I liked Seth's and Juliet's story best. This book not only brought Seth's character full circle, but brought the series together as a whole. This book I give 5 poignant stars and the series as a whole 4 1/2.