Waking Amy Book Review

Waking Amy Book Review

Get ready for Waking Amy, the first novel in this three-part series from Julieann Dove.

Waking Amy Book Review

About Waking Amy

Amy Whitfield is blindsided when she comes home and finds a note on the fridge from her husband, Wesley, stating that after four years of marriage, he’s leaving her. Amy was in the midst of trying to spice things up, to bring life back to their boring marriage. It seems now that she was too late.

As Amy sits with her head between her knees, trying to figure out what to do next, a call comes from Mercer General Hospital. The ER nurse is telling Amy’s answering machine that Wesley has been in a car accident.

When Amy arrives at the hospital, she finds her husband in a coma. The doctors say there is no sign of brain damage, and Wesley will eventually wake up. Relieved, Amy sees this as her second chance: the chance to get it right this time. To channel the girl Wesley won’t leave when he regains consciousness, she just needs some help to pull it off.

Amy would never figure on getting that help from Mark Reilly. Wesley’s doctor! He’s a non-committer, too cute for his own good bachelor, and completely the guy Amy begins falling for. It’s a race against time to see who wakes up first, Amy or her husband.

My Thoughts

An extremely interesting and unique book that I cherished from the first chapter. Amy is a quiet, down to earth girl who just wants to be loved. Something we can all relate to! She lost her parents at a young age and always carried this burden. She is the type of girl who follows routine, likes to be home in her pjs (yes please!) and never saw the life changing moment coming. My heart broke for her when she finds the message from her husband wanting to leave her. You can feel her pain, confusion through the pages of the book. When she is called to the hospital, you think how can it get any worse!

My heart ached for her as she turns to Mark for help being the adventurous, fun-loving and daring wife she feels her husband would want. No one should ever have to feel they need to change to be loved and accepted, but somehow we do do this. We allow ourselves to change to suit the person we are with and it is only years later that we see the mistake in this. Amy falls into this trap and has to decide if this is the way she wants to live her life – trying to be someone she isn’t to make someone else happy or to truly accept herself as she is. In the midst of all of this is Mark, someone who sees Amy for who she is and loves her for that. He accepts her faults, her quietness and brings her to life-like her husband never did.

You are kept guessing throughout the novel whether Amy can love herself for who she is or if she will put her own feelings and desires on the back burner for Wesley. I loved every moment of this novel and I can’t wait for the second part of this story as I fell in love with Amy’s character.

You can purchase a copy of this novel on Amazon.

Rating: 5/5

About the Author

Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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