Monday, February 24, 2014


"People make mistakes when they're young, but how they choose to come back from those mistakes is what matters in the end.

Savannah Morgan found true love at a very early age, but one rash decision — one that she would regret for the rest of her life — was all it took to end her relationship with the love of her life.

For seven years, Jeremy Matthews has accepted being "just friends" with the only woman he's ever loved. Finally deciding that enough is enough, Jeremy relentlessly pursues Savannah until he forces her to see just how right they are for each other.

When Savannah's past mistake is revealed, threatening the future she so desperately wants, the fate of their relationship lies in Jeremy’s hands. Will he be able to forgive Savannah, or is the relationship truly over?

When struggles and obstacles threaten the foundation of Savannah and Jeremy's relationship, will they choose to let each other go, or rise from the ashes of the past to claim their happiness?"






Author Bio:

Jessica was born and raised in Texas - where she'll stay because she claims the cost of living in Texas excuses the god-awful weather. She is first and foremost a wife and mother. Because of those two things, she's also a self proclaimed wino and coffee addict.
She's always been an avid lover of all types of books, but romances are her main favourites.
Jessica's husband likes to say reading is her obsession, but she likes to call it her passion...there's a difference.


Every so often while trawling on Amazon or in book groups for new reads you are occasionally lucky enough to find that unexpected little gem, a particular book / author you know is going to be good, this is how I felt after discovering 'Picking Up the Pieces' by Jessica Prince, her debut novel. I really enjoyed it and like many loved Sassy Savannah a supporting cast member so I was excited to read her story 'Rising From The Ashes'. Oh Boy did it not disappoint, I adored it ......... 

Sassy Savannah was an incredibly fabulous,strong, loyal and smart mouthed character in the first book and I wondered where the author would take her on this journey. I laughed out loud, suffered with her, shouted at my kindle and sat looking at the page in disbelief at points.
Jeremy we didn't get to know very well before and I'm so glad he got his own story with Savannah . He drove me demented at points but if a book can give you strong reactions and an emotional rollarcoaster it's doing its job.

So if you love a good story that shows life in a real way with all its flaws, that is about relationships both with friends and lovers, with witty banter, humour and affection in spades then give this one a try. It`s warm and memorable leaving you with a smile long after you've finished.



I LOVED 'Rising From The Ashes'....I finished the book at 6:00 this morning - just couldn't put it down!!!

After meeting Savvy in book #1 in the series I couldn't wait to read her story and find out what the history between her and Jeremy was....
I was taken by them both from the start. I'm a big fan of dual POVs and this gave us a great insight to both characters....

When we first came across Savannah she was the supportive, strong, funny & smart mouthed friend of the group but we soon discover in 'Rising' that there's a lot more to her than meets the eye.
We hadn't seen much of Jeremy in PUTP so we didn't know much about him or why he and Savannah weren't together.... just that there still seemed to be something between them.
Secrets and heartbreak have kept this pair apart for 7 years - they still love each other but could they ever overcome what had happened and get back together?!

'Rising' had me laughing & crying in equal measures. Savvy's stubbornness annoyed me at times (I just wanted her to stop being so hard on herself). Jeremy's determination was endearing but he did a couple of things that ticked me off - saying that, it never stopped me from rooting for them!!!


Once again, we had the supporting cast made up of all of their friends with the introduction of a couple of new faces that I'm looking forward to reading & finding out more about.
I can't wait to see who's next up - am hoping it's Trevor & Lizzy!!!

'Rising From The Ashes' is another well written, captivating story from Jessica and I loved every twist and turn it had me on!!   

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