Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Book Review: Sam's Story: Book Two

Title Sam's Story: Book Two
Series Skylar Trilogy, book two
Author Amy D. Crusan-Kramer
Release Date October 30, 2013

Book Two opens in 1987, eight years after the events of Book One. Sam is living the life she had only dreamed of as a young girl in poverty-stricken West Virginia. She has a best friend, her own apartment and a good job. Sam fancies herself the epitome of the modern independent woman. Due to the debilitating losses Sam suffered as a young girl, she is understandably hesitant to make herself vulnerable to another person, and struggles with emotional intimacy. When she finally allows herself to love again, she suffers a heartbreak that takes years to heal.

1992 is a pivotal year for Sam. She spends two months on the campaign trail as the personal assistant to the Democratic candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States. During her time away from Georgia, Sam realizes what, and who, is important in her life and she is confident of the direction the rest of her life will take. But the fates can be cruel … and a visitor from her past changes everything.

My review of the first book can be found here.

It's been a few months since I spent time with Sam in the first book, but I'm happy to say that I easily fell back into her world. Much like the first book, I couldn't get enough. There's certainly no second book lull in this trilogy. In fact, I may have enjoyed this book even more than the first one.

While this book is even longer than the first (over 800 pages of solid, good story here folks), the book spans multiple years (as did the first). There's no need to fear any excessive details or boring parts. Sam's story is full of triumph, tragedy, and so much love. Her story is an emotional roller coaster that is easy to relate to.

I'm thrilled that there's a third book. I cannot wait to see how Sam's life continues to play out. I feel so heavily invested in her story after everything she's been through. I can only hope that Sam gets the ending she deserves in the final book.


5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

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