Book Club Thursday: Clearing Off the Bookshelves

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All He Ever Dreamed
The Kowalski Family #6
Shannon Stacey
April 30, 2013

Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own.

As the daughter of the lodge’s longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she’s always been “one of the guys”, her feelings for Josh are anything but sisterly. And after a hot late-night encounter in the kitchen, it’s clear Josh finally sees her as the woman she is.

Katie’s been waiting years for Josh to notice her, but now that he has, she’s afraid it’s too late. Giving her heart to a man who can’t wait to leave town is one sure way to have it broken. But Josh keeps coming up with excuses not to leave—could it be that everything he’s ever wanted is closer than he could have imagined?

From book one I've been in love with this series. So why have I let myself get so far behind on them? Your guess is as good as mine. I have no real clue why. I guess part of it is that with me blogging I seem to be reading only books that I'm asked or what's coming out soon. Some of my favorite authors have slipped through the cracks. 

I'm hoping to change that this year. That's why I'm glad that this year we are once again doing our Clearing Off the Bookshelves post. It's a wonderful way for us to go back to those authors we love and read them,

If you haven't yet read about the Kowalski family you don't know what you're missing. These are all funny, heartwarming stories. It's one of those series that I think you'll get more out of it if you read them in order. 

Since we first met Josh all you saw was a very unhappy person. He felt his like was stuck in one place while the rest of his family could do what they wanted to do, (the grass is greener scenario) and he wanted that for himself. 

In his book you start to really learn more about him and what's inside him. You start to understand him wanting to spread his wings wasn't him being childish, but what is only fair to him. Of course he really should have done this before going to bed with his best friend, Katie

These two are prefect for each other. They are alike but still enough of their own person that they won't get bored. I think I was more happy for Katie finally getting her man then for Josh realizing that what we think we want isn't always what we want. 

I'm glad I added Shannon Stacey to my person list of authors to get caught up on. If you'll remember I did a post about them. I'm hoping to read more in the series soon. 

If you've read All He Ever Dreamed or any other book by Shannon Stacey I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank for visiting with me and happy reading!

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  1. Nice review. I have only read a few books by this author

    1. I really enjoy her. Hopefully I get caught up more on her.

  2. Nice review. I have only read a few books by this author

  3. I love this family,too. Josh's story was one of my favorites. Nice review!

  4. Oh yes. This is a fun series. I loved the first three so much. It's always nice to get back to an old favorite :)


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