Title – A Gift of Time
Author – Beth Flynn
Publication Date – July 19, 2016
Series – Nine Minutes Trilogy, #3
Are some secrets meant to stay buried?
Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy “Grunt” Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.
Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage.
When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.
In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.
Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?
Oh man, I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for the conclusion to Grizz, Ginny, and Grunt’s story. When it released, I had a packed schedule and kept having to push it off and now I’m shaking myself for waiting that long. A Gift of Time was everything that I had hoped for, expected, and dreamed of for their ending. As I read this final book in the trilogy, I often felt like Flynn was reaching into my heart and seeing every desire I had for these characters and wrote that to paper.
“Two rings. One of ink and one of gold. Not too many women would ever know the blessing of being loved so deeply by more than one man.”
If you’re a fan of the series, then you don’t need to read a review gushing about the characters and their personalities. Just know that everything that you’ve come to expect from them is present, quite boldly, and then some. All the personality traits that made me fall in love with each of them shone so brightly, which I appreciated given the timespan these books cover. However, there is also growth and I treasured those unexpected moments so much more than I thought I would. Furthermore, I found Mimi’s perspective sprinkled throughout to be refreshing and well thought out. Flynn used her voice in the most opportune moments and it created such an emotional connection to her and everything she was going through.
“A life you have to hide from is no life at all.”
Beth Flynn writes in such a complex puzzle that I couldn’t help but be enamored with it; I enjoyed figuring out how all the pieces would connect in the big picture. She honestly takes you on the journey of a lifetime in a love triangle that is one for the ages. The way that this author pens them forces readers to sympathize with each character, leaving you breathless and unsure who to root for. A Gift of Time brought closure to these characters and definitely left my heart feeling all sorts of happy. I’d love to see some spin-off books with secondary characters, but as for this triangle? The captivation I felt in the beginning of the series never waned or disappeared. I could feel a sense of right when I turned that last page and it made for one incredibly satisfied reader.
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes Trilogy #1)
Out of Time (Nine Minutes Trilogy #2)
Check Out the Spin-Off, too!
The Iron Tiara
Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in South Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.