You Were Always There, Stephen Russell Payne

Coming of age love story set in bucolic Greensboro, Vermont in the 1970s. Luke Simms is a farm boy with a low draft number awaiting his Army induction notice. Working for the local saw mill, he delivers a load of posts and beams to a fancy new cabin being built on the shore of Caspian Lake by a powerful federal judge. When he arrives, he meets the judge’s daughter, Sarah, sitting cross-legged on the warm hood of her red 1967 Mustang convertible, and both of their lives are changed forever.

You Were Always There is a moving novel that will excite readers from start to finish thanks to the captivating story that takes the reader on an exciting and breathtaking journey. You Were Always There for me was an engrossing read that enthralled me from the very first page to the very last; I struggled to put this book down because I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen to the novel’s memorable characters and I felt this way thanks to the author’s incredible writing that compelled me to read!

You Were Always There is a beautiful, captivating, and memorable tale that will take its readers back in time to the 1970s in Greensboro, Vermont, where we meet the protagonist of the novel, Luke Simms. Luke, a farm boy awaiting his Army induction notice, works for the local sawmill and when he delivers parts to a federal judge’s new cabin being built, his life is forever changed. When Luke sees the judge’s daughter, Sarah, sitting on the hood of her 1967 Mustang convertible, his life and hers will forever be changed and what follows is a beautiful and compelling coming-of-age love story that shouldn’t be missed!

The tale of You Were Always There is gripping, glorious, and let’s not forget breathtaking. This novel truly did astound me with its captivating narration and thrilling plotline in which many twists and turns occur. As well as it being an excellent, moving novel, it is also a unique, diverse one which is unlike your typical book and I have to say that I adored this because I was getting very tired of reading the same old books so thank you, Stephen Russell Payne, for writing a novel that is fresh, exciting and gripping!

Stephen Russell Payne can only be described as a talented, accomplished writer who knows what a reader wants in a great novel. As I read You Were Always There, I read every sentence slowly so that I could absorb all of the novel’s information; I felt as if I was there and it made for an immersive reading experience. Payne is an excellent writer who is well accomplished, and his work astounded me from the very beginning thanks to his original plot, as well as his compelling characters that in turn made me invest in the story even more.

To conclude my thoughts on the captivating novel that is You Were Always There, I would say if you are bored with the same old books then take a chance with this gem because you will not be disappointed. It has everything you would want in a great story, and that is spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, and a brilliant author. You Were Always There gets five stars from me book lovers!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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