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Always
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March comes a gripping, poignant novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the hearts capacity to remember. While enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fianc, Ryan, at one of Seattles chicest restaurants, Kailey Crane cant believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a writer for the Herald and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As they leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister. When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intenseeverything connected and felt right. But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly whatand whomshe wants. Alternating between the past and the present, Always is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what shes willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love. Praise for Sarah Jio Goodnight June Sarah Jios delightful and uplifting novel is guaranteed to melt even the toughest cynic and deserves a top rating of five stars (plus the moon).Historical Novel Society A tribute to family and forgiveness.Booklist Morning Glory Jio explores the degree to which time and distance give comfort to those who have experienced loss [with] a depth of feeling in her writing.Publishers Weekly Jio has become one of the most-read women in America.Womans World Blackberry Winter Compelling . . . an intoxicating blend of mystery, history, and romance.Real Simple Ingenious . . . imaginative.The Seattle Times
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Clwojick
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This one broke my heart, in the best possible way. ♥️ #tbrread #wintergames #merryreaders

NenaB I loved this book! 4w
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rebbyj
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
Mehso-so

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mommymendes
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Ok so this book just ripped my heart out. First of all it deals with homelessness, something that is on my communities radar. To give panhandlers money or not? Buy them some food instead? Is it a mental health issue, drug addiction or bad luck? And then.... love! Is your first love really the only love?
What if you had to choose between your current love and your first love? How do you choose? Life really isn't fair!
#2019reads
#1/52

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GirlWellRead
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
Mehso-so

A fast read, enjoyable, but terribly predictable and there is a gaping plot hole—who prevented Cade from getting the medical care he needed and signed him out of the hospital? Would nobody really be looking for him? He was after all a famous producer and co-owned a record label. If you are a fan of this genre, you would definitely enjoy the book.

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nu-bibliophile
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"...detours in the road. Because without them, this life we're living... wouldn't be possible. Disappointment is really just a stepping stone on the path to better things, to best thing."

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KatrinaB
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You'd think I'd expect it by now but no, Sarah Koo rocked it once again. What a fantastic boom! While not my favorite (That will always be The Bungalow), this ranks a very close second! Damn, I cannot say enough good things. My one tiny annoyance was how Kaylie treated Ryan. But very very minor. Overall excellent book!

Bostonmomx2 I discovered this author in 2016 and devoured all her books and anxiously await each new release. She‘s fantastic!! 2y
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Monica5
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I usually don't read love stories, but this had a little mystery to it. Kaliey is engaged to another man, when the love of her life from years ago reenters her life. This book shows that true love conquers all.

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Happiestwhenreading
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Panpan

The plot was too predicable for me. By the end of the book, everything wrapped up so easily for me and I found it to be very unbelievable. Also, the big mystery that the entire story was based upon wasn't ever fully revealed, so that left me frustrated. This is a quick, light, and easy read. Had I understood there are some major flaws in the writing and story line, I may have been better prepared to enjoy it for what it is.

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QuietMornings
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At its most basic, this book is about how love wins in the end. ❤️

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Ehbooklover
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While at times I did have to suspend disbelief while reading this and I found the ending a little too perfect, this was a nice light read that was the perfect choice after reading an ultra-dark book. Plus, it also managed to discuss the subject of homelessness in a respectful and unique way.

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Mrscastro
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I picked this up and instantly fell in love with the story! 💞🌸

CocoReads It's on my TBR! 3y
Mrscastro @CocoReads I'm really enjoying it. 😊 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2017Book93
Kailey never really recovered from her relationship with Cade, not even a decade later and engaged to someone new. So when she runs into a homeless man who looks exactly like Cade, she can't help but push her seemingly perfect new life aside in order to help the man she once loved, even if he doesn't seem to know who she is. This novel was sweet, but I wish we could end the trope that mental illness can be cured by true love's kiss.

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Jehe
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Mehso-so

This book was a quick read and made me think more about the circumstances that may lead to homelessness, but I didn't feel that the story was in-depth enough for me to really make a connection wth the characters.🙋🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️💍❓

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Jensol77
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Loved the story but my heart broke for Ryan. However, the heart wants what the heart wants. It did wrap up too neat at the end. It needed a little more. This was my first book by her and I'm excited to read more.

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Jensol77
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For so long, I have felt lost, like a balloon floating aimlessly. And then his man reached up and plugged me down, Tying the string around his wrist.

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Jensol77
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio

The moment when you run into an ex...😬😯😲😮😱😨

Megabooks 😳😳 3y
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JenniferJR
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My next #audible listen!! 🎧

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Bostonmomx2
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While I really liked this one, I think with another maybe 30 pages and a slightly edgier finish, it could have been really outstanding.

Jensol77 I agree, the ending was a tad rushed and wrapped up neatly 3y
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Bostonmomx2
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Finally going to dive into this tonight. Hope it awesome like all her others.

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Bostonmomx2
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Aaaaack!! Just picked these up today and I'm so excited, I can't decide what to read first. Probably Always as her books are always soooo good!!

DeleteAcct I love Sarah Jio's books. 🖒 3y
Bostonmomx2 @rachbb3 oh gosh me too. I only discovered her in the last year or so and quickly read all she had out. Been waiting a long time for this! 3y
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LDuffN
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What would you do if your boyfriend seemed to just disappear and then 10 years later, here he is, homeless and very unclear of how he ended up the way he did? Full review at http://whatchatreadin.blogspot.com

Reecaspieces I really disliked how much she lied all the time. She was a frustrating character for me. 3y
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LDuffN
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What I'm reading now!! #whatchareadin📚📖📰📜

Zelma Ooh, I've only read Violets of March but really liked it. Would definitely like to read more of her stuff. 3y
LDuffN This is the first book of hers I read and I want to read more. 3y
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BookishDevices
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Mehso-so

Always is a pleasant read, but Jennifer wanted a little bit more.
http://bookishdevices.com/2017/02/13/always-jio/

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ShellBell1021
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
Mehso-so

Netgalley arc...entertaining, but lacks some substance. Recommend for anyone with a soft spot for the Seattle grunge scene

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anrobe
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Enjoyed this more than expected! Sweet story, tale of love lost and found. Was a quick, engaging read!

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Garabrandtreviews
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Happy new release day! It's out!

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anrobe
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Starting this one. I'm seeing mixed reviews online but the premise has grabbed me ...

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Garabrandtreviews
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10 years ago the love of Kailey's life walked out, never to be seen again. Now, on the cusp of her happy-ever-after with new, steady love Ryan, she is confronted with her past. Cade, hurt and homeless, needs her help. While trying to get him medical attention and discover what really happened all those years ago, Kailey must admit that she still loves him... and Ryan. Does she pick her sweet, steady Ryan, or the mad love that touches her soul

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imabusybee
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Enjoying my coffee and this...

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BethFishReads
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
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Enjoyable reading, perfect for a lazy afternoon or an evening by the fire. Set in Seattle, it's the story of a young woman whose past begins to intrude in her present. Women's fiction from a well-known & -liked author.

johnnie_cakes I love Sarah's books. 3y
Rhondareads Her books are comfort reads &I love the Seattle setting & always romantic. 3y
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tjwill
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So many books, so little time! At the American Library Association conference in Atlanta, finding some amazing books!

Betty I went one time to ALA in Atlanta with a school librarian friend. We paid to go in the exhibit area. L❤️VED it (edited) 3y
bigdamnbookgeek 😍 that looks like a blast. Have fun! 3y
tjwill @Betty Yes, it's great! @bigdamnbookgeek Thanks! 3y
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MyNamesParadise I want The Weight of this World 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 3y
tjwill @MyNamesParadise I didn't pick that one up, or I would send it to you! 😔 3y
MyNamesParadise @tjwill ahhh what I get for not being on Litsy for almost 2 days 😜 Awww thank you anyways!! 😊😊 3y
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ShelfAddiction
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#bookmail from yesterday! This synopsis of this title sounds really good! Always, by Sarah Jio 📖 Thank you @penguinrandomhouse - Who's read this book already? #fiction

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specklife
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Nice little tale of love lost & love found by the lovely Sarah Jio. 3 stars, I'd say. Another *guilty pleasures* read for the win!!

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Coleen
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Mehso-so

This may be a result of having read some really well-written books lately, but this one just didn't do it for me. Not overly impressed with the writing: very cliche, predictable, & almost cheesy at times. It would be suitable if you want a feel-good book, but otherwise I'd pass.

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Coleen
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There is not a wine glass large enough for the amount of wine I need to consume tonight. My day just kept going from bad to worse. (And my hedgehog died yesterday, so maybe it all started last night.)

I am going to chill out with the Christmas lights, drink my wine, & hopefully finish my book. And hope tomorrow is better!

Lynnsoprano Wine will make it better 😊 3y
stacybmartin So sorry to hear this - hope your days get better! ❤💚❤ 3y
Jenshootsweddings Omg - I hope tomorrow is better ❤❤ 3y
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rubyslippersreads So sorry--hope books and wine help you feel a bit better. ❤️ 3y
MrBook Awww *big hug*! 3y
Lola 😟I hope the days ahead are better. 3y
Suzze Hugs. Hope everything turns around for the better. 💕 3y
Josie Feel better soon! 3y
Suetara I'm so sorry. Hope things get better soon. 3y
megt So sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and wishes for better days ahead! 3y
Cinfhen Sorry you had a crappy day🙁 3y
DebinHawaii I am sorry about your day. I hope tomorrow gets better. 💜💜 3y
LauraBrook Oh, I'm sorry about your hedgie! 😪And that you had a crappy day after that too, how awful. Thinking of you and hoping that your day is better today! 😘 3y
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Letora
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
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Kailey lost the love of her life years ago, at least she thought, until she finds Cade homeless and unable to even recognize her. Engaged to be married, Kailey must balance between helping Cade and life with her fiance Ryan. I'm not normally drawn into fiction, but the way Sarah Jio paints the characters, they grab your heart and don't let go. I lost track of time, absorbed in this novel. It was heart warming and heart breaking at the same time.

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Reecaspieces
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Letora
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Just received this one to read and review!

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Coleen
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Book mail x 2!

Bostonmomx2 Is always out???? I thought it wasn't coming out until next year. I'm sooooo jelly!! 3y
Coleen @Bostonmomx2 No, you're correct. It releases in February. This is an ARC. 😊 3y
Bostonmomx2 @Colleen oh you're so lucky!!! I hope it's awesome like her prior books!! 3y
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Book_Gnome
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book...but it just wasn't a great book for me. It felt a bit flat...More like an outline for a great book, but missing all the real meat of the story. At the end of the day though I have to hand it to Jio. So often in love triangles, the author always turns around and tries to make one of the characters into some sort of villain or undesirable person to make it easier for the reader to accept the choices made. Jio didn't do that.

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Anniepie120
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A unique love story about a woman who faces an impossible choice.

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johnnie_cakes
Always: A Novel | Sarah Jio
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A lovely read, just like all of Sarah's books. Music is always a big part of her books, but this one really revolves around the Seattle music scene in the mid-90s. I wish there had been some more depth with the homeless aspect of the story. It's been a few years since Sarah's last book, and this one makes the wait worth it.

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johnnie_cakes
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An early chapter takes place at a Mazzy Star concert in 1996, so it's only logical that I put this on while I read, and pretend I'm there.

ApoptyGina69 Those were the days! 🤗 3y
BookBabe 💜 3y
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johnnie_cakes
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That's some sexy #bookmail today. I'm dying to read both!

Penny_LiteraryHoarders The Wanderers looks like something I will be buying for my son. 👍🏻 3y
Suzze The Wanderers sounds really interesting! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 I've dnjoyed other books by Sarah Jio. Good to know there will be a new one! 3y
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