Title: End of Day
Author: Jewel E. Ann
First published August 14, 2015
424 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780996156455 (ISBN10: 0996156453)
In End of Day by Jewel E. Ann, Jessica and Jude Day have their world turned upside down when they witness the funeral of their parents and their own.
The Days say goodbye to the only life they’ve ever known and start anew in Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska. Jackson and Jillian Knight arrive in Peaceful Woods, ready for a new beginning.
Jackson embraces his job and his temporary oath of celibacy, while Jillian struggles with her past and the need for redemption. When they meet their grumpy next-door neighbor, Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan, they realize that their mission is simple: let go, start over, don’t kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.
With explicit language and sexual content, End of Day is a thrilling read for those 18+.
About the Author
Meet Jewel, a bestselling author who has a unique sense of humor. She’s not just passionate about saving the planet, but she’s also a role model to her three boys, even if it means showing them some questionable behavior.
When she’s not watching Netflix with her husband, she’s busy writing mind-bending romance novels.
Her latest release, For Lucy, is a captivating contemporary romance and women’s fiction that you won’t want to miss. But that’s not all, as Jewel has even more in store for her fans with a new duet in The Life Series set to release in the fall/winter of 2021.
End of Day by Jewel E. Ann is an emotionally gripping novel that explores the complexities of love, loss, and redemption.
Ann, a contemporary romance author, is known for her ability to create intricate characters and weave intricate plots that keep readers engaged until the very end. Published on August 14, 2015, End of Day is a thought-provoking story that will tug at the heartstrings of readers.
The novel follows the life of Hannah Mackenzie, a woman who has lost everything she holds dear. All she has left is her job at a local diner, which barely allows her to pay rent.
That is when she meets Easton Bradbury, a man who seems to be everything she needs, even though she is hesitant to let him into her life. Throughout the novel, Ann explores the dynamics of their relationship, revealing the deep emotional scars that they both carry with them.
Ann’s prose is lyrical and evocative, creating vivid and memorable scenes that transport readers to the small mountain town of Eden, Utah. The novel’s setting is a character in its own right, providing a rich backdrop against which the story unfolds.
The tension between past and present is palpable, and Ann masterfully explores the effect of trauma on both individuals and communities. One of the strengths of End of Day is Ann’s ability to create multi-dimensional characters that feel like real people.
Hannah and Easton are flawed and relatable, allowing readers to invest in their journey and empathize with their struggles. The supporting cast of characters is equally well-drawn, adding depth to the story and enhancing its emotional impact.
The pacing of the novel is measured and deliberate, allowing readers to savor the characters’ development and the unfolding of the plot. The themes of love and loss are woven throughout the novel, and Ann handles them with sensitivity and empathy.
The novel’s climax is particularly powerful, and readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats as they wait to see how the story will end. If there is a weakness to End of Day, it is that some readers may find the ending too neat and tidy.
However, this is a minor quibble in light of the novel’s many strengths. Ann has crafted a beautiful and moving story that will resonate with readers long after they have finished the last page.
In conclusion, End of Day is a must-read for fans of contemporary romance and literary fiction. Its strong characters, rich setting, and emotional depth make it a standout in its genre.
Ann has written a novel that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, and readers will find themselves pondering its themes long after they have finished reading. I would give this novel four out of five stars, as it is a truly rewarding reading experience that will leave readers satisfied and uplifted.