Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Both Sides of Love by Kimberly Wenzler


I doubt that it has escaped your attention that it is Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.  So what better way to start the week than sharing some romance. I would like to welcome Kimberly Wenzler to the bookstore with her two books Both Sides of Love and Letting Go…

51thptj4l-_uy250_About Both Sides of Love

Twenty-one-year-old Lizzie Adler had everything a young woman could want: she was beautiful, bright, and had both a fun and faithful best friend and a handsome boyfriend with whom she was deeply in love. In one fell swoop, calamity strikes, stripping Lizzie of all that she holds dear. While driving with her best friend, Nan, en route to a party, Lizzie collides with another car.

The results are devastating: Nan doesn’t survive the accident, while Lizzie is forever crippled and disfigured. Lizzie undergoes scores of surgeries and endures ample physical therapy, which ultimately leave her with a face and body she can no longer recognize.

Meanwhile, Daniel has just recently left Lizzie to stay with his ailing grandparents in England. He intended to return to her arms after just one summer. Little did he know that, after months of silence from his beloved, he would receive a cold, curt break-up letter, devoid of explanation.

Unable to bear the pain brought on by memories of who she used to be, Lizzie casts her former identity aside and decides to go by the name of Beth.

Fast forward twelve years, and Beth is now an almost-happily-married stay-at-home mom with a five-year-old daughter, Stacy. Boredom and pressure from her husband, Alan prompt Beth to join Stacy’s school’s PTA. There, she meets Noreen: the first woman she is able to connect with since Nan’s death so many years ago. Beth is delighted to have finally found someone with whom to face the travails of womanhood.

Unfortunately, friendship with Noreen comes at an unexpected-and painfully high- price.

“Both Sides of Love” is a poignant exploration of some of life’s most potent, discomfiting questions. How much are you willing to sacrifice for a friend? Is there such a thing as true love, or “The One?” Is it really possible to bounce back from tragedy–to experience rebirth? Funny, candid, and full of surprises, “Both Sides of Love” is a must-read for anyone who has ever loved, lost, and loved again.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Heart warming read. By xrayer on June 12, 2016

A heart warming story that covers the lifetime of 4 people. When a tragedy happens to Lizzie she goes on with out the love of her life. As the years go bye she finds another love and settles into family life. Her past then comes back to her. What happens when she see the love that she lost.

This is a great read that covers true friendship, family, letting go and second chances. I loved watching all of the characters grow throughout this book. What I loved most is it covered many years of the characters life.

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51hi9hfihql-_uy250_About Letting Go

The Buchanans are living an idyllic life on Long Island. Max is a successful author, Lucy is his supportive stay-at-home wife, and their only child, Sammy, is the center of their world.

On February 1, 2007 their lives change forever.

A year later, Max is hiding behind writer’s block—shuffling through daily life with minimal effort while eight-year-old Sammy devises his own process of dealing with his upturned world. His secret conversations with his mother give him the strength to adjust to his new life and new family dynamic.

When trouble at school brings Max and Sammy’s teacher together, Max is torn between awakened feelings of need and desire and the love he still harbors for his wife. Sammy forms a closer bond with Benjamin, the troubled teen across the street, who suffers from the pain of his past and plays a dangerous, illegal game. And Lucy, watching as her family unravels, is helpless. Or is she?

One of the excellent reviews for the book.

Ms Wenzler has done it again. In her second novel “Letting Go”, you go on a journey through everyday life with Lucy, a wife, mother, and friend. It is a wonderful story with well-crafted characters and witty dialogue. What I love most about Ms. Wenzler’s writing is how each one of us can relate in some way to one or more of her characters. As I said after reading Ms Wenzler’s first novel “Both Sides of Love” and now “Letting Go”, I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next.  

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About Kimberly Wenzler

Kimberly Wenzler was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where she currently resides with her husband and their two sons. Following the birth of her children, Kimberly decided to work from home and eight years later in 2014 she published her first novel Both Sides of Love. This was followed by Letting Go in 2015.  Her blog brings humor to her personal views on life, writing, and reading.

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Thank you for dropping in today and please help spread the news about Kimberly’s books far and wide.  Thanks Sally

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

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