For Annie Harlowe, her husband Andre's death was more than just the loss of her mate. Along with Andre, Annie lost her very foundation-her best friend, her lover, the father of her children. The spontaneous man who would take the kids off on "adventures", the man who let her work through the night on art projects that kept her sane, disappeared into the untamable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking with him the imperfect "perfect" life that was Annie's rock.
So Annie muddles through the days, attempting to get her daughter Trixie through the inexplicable night terrors that haunt her, trying her best to answer her son Milo's incessant questions of why daddy can't come home. And even though money is tight, the roof leaks, and her financial future is questionable, Annie spends money every month to keep Andre's cell phone in service-so that when she needs to, Annie can call the familiar number and hear her dead husband's voice, for what she always swears will be the last time.
Then the unimaginable happens, when during one phone call to listen to her husband's voice mail once again, he suddenly answers. "Hello." Just one word, but Annie knows immediately that it's Andre-that he's there, somewhere; that he loves her; that he misses his kids; that he's trying to tell her something about taking a catering job she has been offered.
So, she does it. Still reeling from what she knows wasn't a dream or a simple hallucination, Annie takes a job catering a party for Thomas Brannock IV, a wealthy man whose future has been mapped out by other people for as long as he can remember. But when emotions become involved, and Annie and Thomas seem to be heading toward a relationship beyond mere employer and employee, how will Annie handle that mystic phone connection with her dead husband, the love of her life?
HELLO, IT'S ME is a thought-provoking book about life and death-and how there are no boundaries when it comes to loving someone. Ms. Markham has done a wonderful job showing just how difficult it is to go from being part of a couple to a single parent, how death affects everyone it touches, and how, above all, there are miracles occurring every day-if we only know where to look.
This is a sweet little love story and a quick read. I would recommend this for light, summer/vacation reading. Very enjoyable, though predictable.
Cute, heartwarming romance with touch of paranormal. Loved it! :)
Nice story; I got emotionally involved.
A touching tale of a young widowed mother who finds love again.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has an interesting story line that kept me entertained. Have you ever desired to talk to someone that has passed on? This is what the story is about.
Easy read. Not my favorite Wendy Markham book, but it's a good, easy read.
Cute book kind of predictable but good book for a rainy day.
This was an interesting story - decently thought out plot line, characters that had some dimension to them, etc. The only thing I didn't like was that the entire thing was told in the present tense, which made it slightly awkward to read until you get used to it.
Excellent, quick easy FUN read!
This book was a wonderful book I was funny,ad and delightful all in one
I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down plus I read it twice! :-)
Sweet book about a widow trying to recover from the loss of her husband. She is trying to raise her two young children and resists a new relationship. Very enjoyable.
Different storyline than I have read before. Enjoyed it, but maybe a little long to tell what it needed to.
This was such a great book, I didn't want to put it down once I started reading it.
A widowed mother of two, Annie Harlowe has a secret: She likes to call her late husband's cell phone just to hear his voice, even if it is only a recording. Then one night she dials-and something extraordinary happens....
Thomas Brannock IV has had his life mapped out since he was a kid, but a free-spirited woman with flowing hair and sun-kissed cheeks is about to change all that. Still reeling from her heart-to-heart with the other side-and wondering if she's so lonely she's gone off her rocker-Annie literally bumps into Thom at the posh soiree she's catering at his family's Southampton mansion. From the moment she looks into his eyes she feels like she's experiencing a true heavenly intervention-as two people from totally different worlds begin to make the most passionate connection of all.....
a decent read. caught me in the beginning, but really sped too fast at the end. all in all a fun weekend read.
A widowed mother of two, Annie Harlowe has a secret. She likes to call her late husband's cell phone just to hear his voice, even if it is only a recording. Then one night she dials-and something extraordinary happens....
Thomas Brannock IV has had his life mapped out since he was a kid, but a free-spirited woman with flowing hair and sun kissed cheeks is about to change all that. Still reeling from her heart-to-heart with the other side-and wondering if she's so lonely she's gone off her rocker-Annie literally bumps into Thom at the posh soiree she's catering at his family's Southhampton mansion. From the moment she looks into his eye she feels like she's experiencing a true heavenly intervention-as two people from totally different worlds begin to make the most passionate connection of all......
I really liked this story! This was the first book I've read by this author and I'm going to look for more. It was a typical light romance, but something about the characters really touched me. I even had tears in my eyes at one point. It was a story I couldn't wait to get back to and hated to see it end.