Book Review — Dear Tabitha by Trudy Stiles

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Book Review — Dear Tabitha by Trudy Stiles Title: Dear Tabitha
Author: Trudy Stiles
Series: Forever Family Series #2
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: March 30, 2014
Genres: New Adult Romance
Format: eARC
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Related Books In Series: Dear Emily, Dear Juliet

Related Books: Dear Emily, Dear Juliet, Epic Sins

You know me. You know who I am. What I am.

Damaged. Confused. Alone.

You feel sorry for me. You pity me.

You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.

You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can possibly go on with my life. But you can’t possibly understand.

I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.

Well I’m done. I’m done walking away from everything that matters. It’s time for me to heal.

It’s MY TURN to earn…


OMG!! I was waiting impatiently for Tabitha’s story. I fell madly, deeply in love with her in Dear Emily. I just wanted to go through the book and swoop her up so I could take care of her….protect her and love her. Tabitha grows so much in this book. She becomes whole in so many ways. She finds herself and she finally, finally gets a break. Trudy did a beautiful and fantastic job of telling Tabitha’s story. I was left completely and utterly happy at the end and am now impatiently waiting for Seth’s book. He is my final piece of this beautiful, messed up puzzle. He so deserves as much happiness as everyone else.

I also have a new love….Alex. Oh my poor Alex. You do not know much about Alex in Dear Emily. You have a basic idea but he truly comes to life in Dear Tabitha. You learn how both of them tick with the dual POV’s of their past and presents. You learn what broke them to begin with and your heart breaks with them. It will shatter as you see them struggle with everything Alex learns Tabitha has gone through while he was gone plus what they go through together now that he is back. But…..when you see them come out the other end, your heart will soar. Thier HEA is just beautiful and completely fitting for them.

**Sigh** I always say….an epilogue, as silly as it sounds, can make or break a book. If you write a great book but destroy their ending, it will hurt you. Trudy delivers the most poetic and heartbreaking epilogue. One that will make your heart sing but cry in the same breath because again, Seth is the final piece of the puzzle. He deserves his HEA and you want him to have it desperately.

A definite must read series. If you have not tried it….you are missing out.



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About Trudy Stiles

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!

Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.

When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.

She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!

Her first story “Dear Emily” was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” was released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.