I'll Stand By You by Sharon SalaI'll Stand By You by Sharon Sala

I'll Stand By You

bySharon Sala

Mass Market Paperback | June 2, 2015

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Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me."- Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorNo one is aloneDori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the spanof an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.As long as there is love to giveEveryone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that Blessings, Georgia SeriesYou and Only You (Book 1)I'll Stand By You (Book 2)Saving Jake (Book 3)A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)Praise for The Curl Up and Dye:"A DELIGHT COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN." -Fresh Fiction "ONE OF THOSE RARE TREATS." -RT Book Reviews "SALA MAKES BLESSINGS, GEORGIA, A VASTLY ENTERTAINING PLACE TO VISIT." -BookPage"ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, SASSY, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD." -Peeking Between the Pages"
Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her...
Title:I'll Stand By YouFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1 inShipping dimensions:6.88 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402298595

ISBN - 13:9781402298592


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Trials and tribulations abound, wild twists and turns, but love wins. Nail biting suspense, giggle out loud moments and those heartfelt sighs keep you turning pages long after you should be asleep.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll stand by you I loved this book as much as all Ms. Sala's other books. A very sweet family oriented romance. Also loved Curl Up & Dye.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The book was an excellent read as all Sharon's books are ,it makes you laugh ,cry ,smile and you can't wait to see what happens next
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Young in Age, Old in Maturity Level While technically a New Adult age ranged novel, the maturity level of the principal characters place this solidly in Contemporary Romance. Dori is 17 years old and when she got pregnant, tried out homeschooling, but then just got her GED so that she could start taking college courses. Her son, Luther Joe, is about 6 months old. Dori was raised by her grandparents after her parents died when she was about 8. Since her grandmother passed away, it has just been her and her grandfather, and now Luther Joe. Johnny Pine is 20 years old and raising his much younger brothers, Marshall age 10 and Brooks age 7. Their father is serving a life sentence in prison and their mother died a couple years prior of a drug overdose. Johnny fought to keep his brothers with him, even if it means literally living on the wrong side of the tracks. Since then, it has been a struggle, one day he dreams of a better life for him and his brothers. Dori and Johnny have had a passing knowledge of each other, but neither has had the time or inclination to even think about a relationship with everything else going on in their lives. That is, until everything changes in the blink of an eye one night and Dori's whole world comes crashing down. Johnny and his brothers are the only ones who offer her a hand and she accepts. I think I spent much of the first half of this book either in tears or near tears. It was just scene after scene of heart rending circumstances. But, one thing is sure, you get to know the real Johnny and Dori. The actual romance is very short, most of it happens in about 7 days. But they are very intense days, where Johnny and Dori get to know the true essence of the other person. And you just can't help but cheer them on, after all they have each been through. Though this book doesn't say that it is part of a series, but Ruby from The Curl Up and Dye by Sharon Sala takes part in helping both Johnny and Dori at different time as well as has several scenes told from her viewpoint. I enjoyed this book, though I did think the ending was a bit far fetched, it was in the realm of possibilities. I gave this book 4 stars.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Southern town charm It's the characters that are so important in this series and Sala once again brings us wonderful ones. Not only Dori and Johnny, but Johnny's little brothers and those people in the town who are so willing to lend a hand when needed. Life hasn’t always been kind to Dori or Johnny, but they have never given up. They work hard at making a good life for those they care about and when life brings them into the same sphere, that dedication expands to encompass both families. But while life keeps throwing them punches, now they have each other and it is so very sweet watching them fall in love. I’m impressed at how, being so young but having to take on so much responsibility, they still manage to keep a good attitude. They aren’t naïve but they aren’t letting it turn them bitter either. They are such a fantastic match and I was so very happy that they found each other. As with the other books, Sala continues to bring a great cast of secondary characters … unfortunately not all of them have a good heart. It isn’t always pretty, but Sala manages to do a fantastic job of capturing that small town feel. There are caring people, who help and support those around them, but there are also those that only look out for themselves. It’s both kinds of people that bring Dori and Johnny to their eventual HEA. And while it isn’t always roses and sunshine, thee good definitely outweighs the bad in their lives, which I think is what most of us hope for. If you haven’t read Count Your Blessings (previously titled Color Me Bad) or Curl Up & Dye, it's OK because all of these books can stand on their own. But it does help to give you an idea of the small Southern town charm and politics that Sala captures so well. And as much as I loved the first two stories, I think this one is my favorite (so far, because I can’t wait to see what Sala has in store for us next). (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.)
Date published: 2015-06-16