Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: The Time Until by Casey Ford

Alan Green and Samantha Cohn have known each other for as long as both can remember. They have a special relationship that has grown far beyond mere friendship.

Inseparable, Al and Sam have spent their lives with one another—from childhood secrets, through awkward teenage years, to finding themselves as adults—it’s always been the two of them together.

When unexpected tragedy hits, and Sam is left fighting for her life, Alan can only watch and wait. Left alone without his best friend, Alan spends his time reliving his past, ensnared in the memories of the chaotic relationship with the girl that stole his heart.

How would you spend the time until?

5 Star Review by Nicole Lorenzo

Alan Green met the love of his life in kindergarten when he was five years old. Since that first day Al and Sam have been best friends and inseparable. Their story is one of a kind and spans the time of fifteen years. They grow up together, experience first loss, love, kisses and heartbreak. They endure it all together and help each other through the hardest and sweetest of times.

“My name’s Sam and from now on you’re mine.”

Their story starts off with a horrific car accident that leaves both of them forever changed and Sam’s life hanging in the balance. As Sam lies in a coma, Al tries to come to grips with his injuries and what is happening with Sam. He starts reminiscing about their life together so far and this is where you learn their story.

“I do love you, Sam. If you hear nothing else while in your dream world hear this: I love you.”

Even as a small child Al is drawn to Sam’s outgoing, no-nonsense, take the world by storm personality. Where he is quiet and sensitive she is loud and tough. Through the years their bond grows stronger and Al finds himself falling quietly and quite desperately in love with her.

“My heart once again goes to her and she owns it completely. It beats when she tells it to, stops when she leaves. It breaks at her word and her touch repairs it. Her warmth sustains me and her smile gives me wings. Sam has me, body and soul. She has always held my heart, now she owns it. Forever.”

Waiting for Sam to awaken from her coma and not knowing the state she will be in if she does, is the most excruciating pain Al has ever experienced. He goes through dozens of scenarios in his head as he waits and prays for the best possible outcome. When Sam’s condition betters than worsens again Al’s strength is tested, and he wonders if he can be strong enough to face the worst if it comes.

“……no world is worth living in without her.”

The Time Until is the debut novel by author Casey Ford. The story is told from Alan’s point of view and jumps back and forth between the past and present. Here you learn the story of Al and Sam as they grow up together and experience life along with their family and friends. I loved Alan and felt every single emotion right along with him as he grew from a small child experiencing puppy love to a man who wants nothing more than to love his soul mate. I laughed, I cried, I was even so frustrated at one point I had to stop reading and take a deep breath. I was scared to finish it, I was scared of what would happen if Sam woke up, and I was scared of what would happen if she didn’t. I did finish it though and I loved it!!  I am still shocked that this is Casey Ford’s first novel. It was amazing and definitely now one of my favorite novels! Please read this book! It’s a touching story that shows how true love can endure all things, it will tug at your heartstrings and stay with you for a long time!

“You know, Al, I’m so happy right now I could die with no regrets.”

*****5 flawless stars

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you liked the book.


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