For All the Evers

For All the Evers

Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner. Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. S...

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Title:For All the Evers
Author:Debra Anastasia
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For All the Evers Reviews

  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Dec 04, 2016

    22-year old Fallen has recently given up college to come back home and work full-time at a local hotel. Her mom basically left her and her little brother Fenn alone once her alcohol addiction became too much. And now she's pretty much completely gone from their life. Fallen has to work really hard to keep her 16-year old brother fed and clothed and on his way to college - she can't even think about who's going to pay for that!

    Her new job at that vintage hotel in White Plains, NY, is keeping her

    22-year old Fallen has recently given up college to come back home and work full-time at a local hotel. Her mom basically left her and her little brother Fenn alone once her alcohol addiction became too much. And now she's pretty much completely gone from their life. Fallen has to work really hard to keep her 16-year old brother fed and clothed and on his way to college - she can't even think about who's going to pay for that!

    Her new job at that vintage hotel in White Plains, NY, is keeping her mega busy. She's responsible for cleaning the fifth floor.

    Especially room 514 - the room no one ever stays in. She has to clean it every day!

    And on one of those days she suddenly falls asleep on the bed and wakes up somewhere else. And there she meets the most amazing and beautiful man she's ever seen... Thomas. He also fell asleep somewhere and woke up to find this beautiful girl of his dreams in those woods...

    Fallen has no idea what's happening, but every time she falls asleep on the job, in that room, she wakes up to find Thomas already waiting for her. But why? How? Is it all a dream? It feels so real! She wants it to be real. Thomas makes her feel safe for the first time in her life. Safe. Protected. Loved. But how can you be in love with a man that doesn't exist... or does he?

    And what about her creepy boss? What does he know about the room and her dreams??

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    I wasn't so sure about the book before I started reading. The whole 'ghost' thing was scaring me off a bit. How can there be a HEA when one of them has been dead for 70 years?

    But then I started reading and I already started crying before the book even started - when Debra tells us a tiny little bit about her grandpa's brother Uncle Tommy - who inspired her to write this book. Ugh. And then the crying got worse in the prologue! Jeez. I was a mess before the book even started! ☺

    I just loved the story!

    I couldn't stop reading. You just HAVE to keep on reading to find out if there is even the littlest of chances for our two darlings. It all seems so horribly impossible, but still we want them to get their Happily Ever After!

    Once I put the book away that night to make dinner and watch some tv, I still kept thinking about how they could get their Happy End!!! ☺

    This was an amazingly beautiful and very exciting, even suspensy romance!

    There are so many sad and moving moments, but also so many beautifully romantic and sexy and adorable moments! I just loved it, even though it wasn't really my genre! Hm, I think this genre doesn't really exist. It wasn't some kind of spooky ghost / haunted old hotel story. It was something completely different and very entertaining in so many ways.

    Another thing that I really loved about the book. The cover! The couple is really cute ;) and the letter in the background - those are the original words of Debra's Uncle Tommy! ♥ There's more of that in the real paperback edition - my blogger edition didn't have all that!

    What I didn't think about while reading was the impossibleness of the whole situation. Ghosts and magic mirrors and time-travel don't exist - but I didn't care! I just wanted them to end up happily ever after! ☺ BUY THE BOOK TO FIND OUT IF THEY DO!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Kyle
    Dec 10, 2016

    This story is dedicated to the author’s uncle who died with honor serving our country during World War II. Thomas F. McHugh may not have had a wife, or children, or any descendants other than his siblings, but through his niece's imagination she has gifted him a romance that is beautiful and timeless.

    The author’s love and want to gift something to her uncle whom she had never met is a thing of beauty. Her imagination gifted a story so interesting and exciting it

    This story is dedicated to the author’s uncle who died with honor serving our country during World War II. Thomas F. McHugh may not have had a wife, or children, or any descendants other than his siblings, but through his niece's imagination she has gifted him a romance that is beautiful and timeless.

    The author’s love and want to gift something to her uncle whom she had never met is a thing of beauty. Her imagination gifted a story so interesting and exciting it was hard to put it down for even a moment. The story is told in Fallen Billow’s point of view. Fallen is struggling to take care of her high school aged brother while her alcoholic mother comes in and out of their lives. The calendar year is 2016 and Fallen is twenty-one years old. She has just landed a job at the Hotel Revel in White Plains. She is in charge of cleaning several rooms on the fifth floor during her shifts one of those rooms is never occupied yet must be tended to…room #514.

    Fallen is warned never to fall asleep in room 514 so when it does happen by accident the story and magical aspect transports her to a dream like reality. In this dream like place she meets an aggressive man name Lad who appears to know her as well as a gorgeous solider named Thomas. Thomas is just as confused by the situation as she is. Slowly Fallen and Thomas attract and connect to one another.

    Does it really matter to a reader the ways in which it is possibly for Fallen to fall asleep in this room and magically be able to spend time in this dream like place? The room is explained as having magically powers which align soulmates. All is perfect as Fallen sleeps on Thursdays and meets Thomas week after week. I was so eager to return just to see Thomas the soldier again and again. Though the two can’t truly say factual information to one another they do over time become lovers. As they both try to find one another in the outside world.

    Lad the odd man from her dreams turns out to be owner of the hotel who is totally obsessed with Fallen. His relentless pursuit of Fallen is creepy added to the fact newspaper clippings claim that Thomas died in May of 1945. All leaves a reader in a state of panic reading on hoping against hope that Thomas and Fallen’s love isn’t doomed.

    The story is impossible to put down, magical and romantic. Through the author’s writing she gifted her uncle an epic love story that transcends time.

  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    Dec 15, 2016

    Having never read a Debra Anastasia book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this. All I knew is after reading the blurb, I couldn’t not read it. First and foremost, I have to say that

    was one of the most romantic, epic tale I’ve read in a long time. This story is about finding your true love, your soulmate and finding your happily ever after, but it’s also a story that honors war veterans as well. I loved how the author did that in such a heartwa

    Having never read a Debra Anastasia book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this. All I knew is after reading the blurb, I couldn’t not read it. First and foremost, I have to say that

    was one of the most romantic, epic tale I’ve read in a long time. This story is about finding your true love, your soulmate and finding your happily ever after, but it’s also a story that honors war veterans as well. I loved how the author did that in such a heartwarming, respectful way. It was an equally heartbreaking and heartwarming story that really touched my heart, made me think and made me feel.

    Fallen’s life is not easy at the moment. She’s a 21 years old young woman who’s struggling to take care of his young brother. Since their mother is an alcoholic who stopped being a mother a long time ago, Fallen to provide for her and her brother, was forced to drop out of college. She got a new job, at the Hotel Revel, cleaning all the rooms on the fifth floor. When she finds out that one of the rooms, room 514, is never occupied, Fallen doesn’t question it too much. However, she’s intrigued when she’s warned never to fall asleep there. But Fallen falls asleep in room 514 and she’s transported in a strange world, a world where everything seems so real, too real no to wonder if it's the real world. There she meets Lad, a weird, creepy man who doesn’t seem trustworthy at all and Thomas, a handsome soldier who unfortunately for her seems to be as confused as she is.

    Thomas doesn’t know anything about his new “reality” or why he’s there, but he knows he feels a strong connection with Fallen, being very attracted with her.

    Fallen continues to fall asleep in room 514 every Thursday, meeting with her soldier, sharing everything that is to share with each other. Both of them try to make their dream a reality, both of them trying in their worlds to find the other. As time passes, they have many obstacles to overcome, for both of them the most important thing being the need to give the other all the evers.

    was unique, refreshing, deeply touching, beautifully written story. It gave me all the feels and I honestly enjoyed every minute of it. I loved the premise, mainly because I’ve never read a story like this and I enjoyed how the plot unfolded as the story progressed. Fallen and Thomas’s story was as I mentioned above romantic before anything else. Debra Anastasia did a wonderful job with the romantic aspect here, blending the passion, the magic, drama and angst in a very enthralling way. Some events will keep you at the edge of your seat, but some events will make you smile and swoon like never before, because these two characters’ love story was one of a kind.

    I loved Fallen and Thomas’s portrayals. They were well developed, endearing characters I loved reading about. I liked how determined Fallen was to do anything in her power her dream to become reality, how much she fought for what she loved, but also her loyalty towards her brother, her strength and her selflessness. Thomas was that kind of hero you wish to read about in every single romance novel. Like Fallen, I fell deeply for him. His sweet words, his personality and the way he cared and loved Fallen as the story unfolded warmed my heart. His passion and devotion meant everything to me as much as it meant to Fallen.

    The story is written entirely from Fallen’s point-of-view. I liked being in her head and feel everything she experienced as the story progressed, but I would have liked at least some parts to be In Thomas’s point-of-view.

    What didn’t work for me was how abrupt the ending was. Everything concluded too fast for my liking, so I truly think an epilogue would have helped.

    All in all,

    was a beautiful, compelling, though-provoking read that I highly recommend if you are looking for an epic love story or for something unique.

  •  ⊱✿⊰ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⊱✿⊰
    Dec 06, 2016

    Sorry guys but this is going to have to be a no frills review with no spoilers..

    Reading the

    it feels like it's setting us up for a fall as we're left spiralling into an emotional abyss that you can just feel is going to come at us full throttle. An unconventional romance.

    I pret

    Sorry guys but this is going to have to be a no frills review with no spoilers..

    Reading the

    it feels like it's setting us up for a fall as we're left spiralling into an emotional abyss that you can just feel is going to come at us full throttle. An unconventional romance.

    I pretty much went into this blind, I didn't read the synopsis or even glance at any reviews because one glance at the author and I had to sign my ass up for this, to best enjoy this book you need to go in blind, don't be sneaky and take peaks at reviews, because you need to experience for yourself the pull on all your strings as you read about these two star crossed lovers and believe me you will feel that pull.

    The plot of the story had me flabbergasted because I truly did not expect this unique tale that this author weaved. Expect the unexpected. This is more than just your typical love story, boy meets girl, and they live happily ever after, this story is something the author holds close to her heart, so breathtakingly beautifully written.

    Fallen Billow has had to leave the life as she knew it to step up and become a surrogate mother to her younger brother because of their own mothers addiction to the bottle and the neglect that comes along with an alcoholic. Her lifelong dream was to become a teacher but that had to go on hold so that her brother could finish high school or even to college.

    Life isn't easy by any means, struggling to put food on the table, pay the bills with a mother that takes from them every chance she can get to get her next alcoholic fix. A job as a cleaner is the only way she's able to keep their heads above water. Things in this hotel especially room 514 are not as they seem. The room no one uses but is to be cleaned every day without fail. This was her favourite room to clean out of her allocated lot since no one stayed in there it was just a quick once over.

    Meeting the man of her dreams, her soul mate is the only highlight she has each Thursday when she gets to spend time with him even though it's a brief moment in time.

  • Jo *Reading Is My Bliss*
    Dec 18, 2016

    4.5 stars

    I am a big fan of Debra Anastasia's work and this book was completely different to anything else she has written before. It had such a unique plot line and is a story about fighting for your happy ever after.

    Fallen is struggling to cope with raising her teenage brother on her own. Their alcoholic mother has once again left them to deal with the financial mess she has made. Fallen works hard to put food on the table and make sure her brother is taken care of, despite having to give up he

    4.5 stars

    I am a big fan of Debra Anastasia's work and this book was completely different to anything else she has written before. It had such a unique plot line and is a story about fighting for your happy ever after.

    Fallen is struggling to cope with raising her teenage brother on her own. Their alcoholic mother has once again left them to deal with the financial mess she has made. Fallen works hard to put food on the table and make sure her brother is taken care of, despite having to give up her own education dreams to do so.

    Fallen works at a local hotel as a cleaner. Pretty repetitive and mundane work but it pays the bills. There is one room in the hotel that is never occupied but it is still required to cleaned daily. One afternoon after Fallen has finished cleaning room 514 she has an overwhelming urge to take a nap, so she does. She has the most amazing dream, so incredible it felt real to her. She meets the most handsome man she has ever met and feels a deep connection to him. All too soon the dream is over and she awakens.

    His name is Thomas and Fallen is desperate to meet him again and find him in real life. He just has to be real. Fallen figures out that the only way to dream of him is on a Thursday and pretty soon her week revolves around that day and seeing Thomas again.

    There is a lot of history associated with that room, she is not the only person to have been affected by the power of room 514. In fact, the owner of the hotel pretty much blames everything bad thing that has happened in his life on that hotel room. He is also showing a lot of unwanted interest and attention towards Fallen and it is making her feel very uncomfortable.

    When her boss begins to show up in her weekly dreams with Thomas she feels like she is in some weird alternate universe. It becomes more obvious that Thomas is from another century and that there is no way they will ever meet in real life. However, there are several other people who give her reason to believe that maybe she can find him and bring him into her world. Time is running out though and if Fallen wants to find her happy ever after with Thomas she will need to take drastic action. She needs to believe in the power of love.

    This was a fascinating story with many different characters. This was like nothing I have ever read before and I loved that it completely pulled me in, my mind was working in overdrive trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Brilliance from Debra!

  • Betul
    Dec 04, 2016

    **ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

    First of all, I read this book in one sitting (I finished it around 4:30AM) and used a lot of tissues because I was crying my eyes out. Debra did an amazing job and this book is one of the most beautiful way to honor her uncle Tommy. For All the Evers was such a magical, beautiful and heartb

    **ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

    First of all, I read this book in one sitting (I finished it around 4:30AM) and used a lot of tissues because I was crying my eyes out. Debra did an amazing job and this book is one of the most beautiful way to honor her uncle Tommy. For All the Evers was such a magical, beautiful and heartbreaking book. Impossible things happened in this book, and I love how Debra came up with this amazing story. If you are looking for a one of a kind love story, read this book because you've never read any book like this one. I was sucked into this book and couldn't put it down, I just had to find out what would happen to Fallen and Thomas.

    I don't want to give too much away because you should just go in blind and experience this book. Make sure you have some tissues handy because I did some ugly-crying (trust me I did not look good at all). There was so much more going on in this book, the author had created such a phenomenal and intriguing story. It was a page turner from the start. Fallen was a very strong, hard-working, and selfless person. She gave up a lot to give her younger brother a better life. I felt every emotion she was feeling in this book, and that is in my opinion very important when I am reading a book. I need to become one with the characters and live what they are living. And I was able to do that perfectly with this book.

    This book is about soul mates and about love that is impossible. For All the Evers is one of my favorite books of 2016. I hope that everyone finds love like Fallen and Thomas', I hope one day I do!

  • Paige
    Dec 08, 2016

    4.5 "Beyond Time" Stars

    I have a major case of The Feels. This unique story had me questioning everything and hoping for all the things even when I was a ball of anxiety. Debra Anastasia wrote an amazing story that had me completely comfortable with suspending disbelief and making me a believer of true love ever after.

    Fallen and Thomas don't live the same life. They don't even live at the same time. But one dream connects these two and from the moment they meet, they are forever changed. But the

    4.5 "Beyond Time" Stars

    I have a major case of The Feels. This unique story had me questioning everything and hoping for all the things even when I was a ball of anxiety. Debra Anastasia wrote an amazing story that had me completely comfortable with suspending disbelief and making me a believer of true love ever after.

    Fallen and Thomas don't live the same life. They don't even live at the same time. But one dream connects these two and from the moment they meet, they are forever changed. But the problem is that time is still a factor and so are the very real lives that they separately live.

    Fallen is mother, sister and caretaker for her high school aged brother. Thomas is fighting a war for his country. Yet in their dreams they can bridge the gap. But reality says that Thomas has a purple heart for his bravery and his death and Fallen is trying to survive her life without becoming completely destitute. As they start to navigate this new reality together, they can only hope For All the Evers.

    One of my most favorite books of all time Poughkeepsie by Ms. Anastasia and For All the Evers gave me those same kind of soul churning, heart pounding emotions. Fallen and Thomas' story is seemingly impossible but Debra made it so real. Their passion and desire and absolute love and devotion was the stuff of legends. It was just so powerful. I could feel it in my bones. There were times when some of the secondary plot points made me wish for more Fallen and Thomas, the story weaved it's way right to my heart and I only just wish it didn't have to end.

    ARC provided to A is for Alpha B is for Books for honest review.

  • KAS
    Feb 02, 2017

    3.5 Stars

    No question, this is a beautifully written romance, however it is a paranormal/time travel read, and not my usual genre of choice. I really wanted to love it since it involves a military hero, but I just found it difficult to connect to the storyline, although it did keep me guessing as to the conclusion. I really think this is a case of "it's just me" and not the book.

    This is a love story where the present collides with the past, and the H and h are trying desperately to combine the tw

    3.5 Stars

    No question, this is a beautifully written romance, however it is a paranormal/time travel read, and not my usual genre of choice. I really wanted to love it since it involves a military hero, but I just found it difficult to connect to the storyline, although it did keep me guessing as to the conclusion. I really think this is a case of "it's just me" and not the book.

    This is a love story where the present collides with the past, and the H and h are trying desperately to combine the two. This is the story of Fallen and Thomas. She, a beautiful young woman who is caring for her younger brother through difficult financial times, and he, a soldier fighting for his country during World War II. They meet only in Fallen's dreams.

    Fallen's life is not going as planned. At twenty-one years of age, she must quit college to come back home and look after her teenage brother, Fenn. Their mother is a 24/7 alcoholic who deserted Fenn and moved in with her boyfriend. The mortgage and utility bills are all in arrears and the cupboards are bare, so Fallen finds work as a housekeeper with the local hotel. The owner is a disgusting pig of a man who finds Fallen extremely attractive and sexually harasses her knowing she cannot afford to lose her job.

    Fallen's responsibility is to clean the rooms on the fifth floor, and even though no one ever stays there, Room 514 must be cleaned everyday, no questions asked. One afternoon while cleaning this particular room, she lays down on the bed to rest, and for reasons unbeknownst to Fallen, she ends up in a forest and in the company of the most handsome man she has ever met. His name is Thomas, and he has no idea why he is in the forest either. All they do know is they want to keep meeting each other. Fallen discovers if she goes to Room 514 on Thursday's and falls asleep, she will find Thomas in her dreams. They yearn to be together forever.

    The author dedicated this book to honor her Great Uncle Thomas McHugh who fought in World War II and gave his life for our country. He died without a wife or children. It is a beautiful tribute!

  • Dilek VT
    Dec 10, 2016

    This is a book the main purpose of which is to honor the war veterans, especially the writer’s great uncle Thomas McHugh.

    With all my respect to him and all the other war veterans all over the world, I really expected a tear jerker book but instead, what I found was a fairy tale for small children under the disguise of a paranormal romance.

    OK, I can also dream of something crazy – something that can happen only in dreams and base my novel on that plot and keep my explanations as to how it happe

    This is a book the main purpose of which is to honor the war veterans, especially the writer’s great uncle Thomas McHugh.

    With all my respect to him and all the other war veterans all over the world, I really expected a tear jerker book but instead, what I found was a fairy tale for small children under the disguise of a paranormal romance.

    OK, I can also dream of something crazy – something that can happen only in dreams and base my novel on that plot and keep my explanations as to how it happens to myself only and not share it with the readers - but then, who would believe it? I think only children whose mothers read bedtime stories to.

    FOR ALL THE EVERS has a concept, or a plot that is a very extraordinary and imaginary - one you can only dream of. You can - maybe, just maybe - pull it through even with a very unbelievable and irrational concept like that if you give some sensible explanations, but showing miracles with no explanations is not good enough. How do you expect me to believe in all that if you give no explanations, let alone a sensible one?

    The heroine says something like, “Oh I just did that, yayyyy!” and hours after I finished reading it, I still keep asking myself how she did that because I am not a 4 year-old child listening to a fairy tale and I cannot wrap my mind around it without any explanations.

    As this book contains "adult scenes" that children shouldn’t read at all, it sure isn’t a fairy tale suitable for children. Ergo, I have no idea for whom this book is for.

    The idea of writing a book about soldiers fighting for their country is respectable and I really appreciate the effort but I kept questioning the paranormal aspect of the book rather than feeling sorry for the soldiers losing their lives because the book is not focused on soldiers and their deeds at all.

    A book about war veterans should have made me ugly cry, or at least should have made me feel sympathy towards the characters, but partly because of the writing in the third person and partly because of the absurdity of the situation, I felt detached from all the characters. A book like this should be written from dual-point of view. The way it is written is awfully distracting, even without the frequent editing mistakes.

    Also, there seemed to be so much going on, from the heroine’s alcoholic mother to her brother trying to complete his education. All these details about her family situation were really boring. I wanted to skip them but I didn’t do it for fear of losing a hint or a clue but my efforts were in vain, obviously.

    While this book wasn’t for me at all, I feel like giving it 3 points out of 2,5 for the effort and the honorable dedication of it. Otherwise, it could easily have been a 2-star book for me.

    However, while this book couldn’t satisfy me at all, it sure can appeal to many people who are willing to accept hot fairy tale stories with paranormal happenings in it even if there is no explanation to any of them.

    If you wonder what it is all about, you can unhide the spoiler.

    And in the end, I have like 9 or 10 questions unanswered!

    Let me make it clear once again that me, not enjoying this book enough is about the paranormal aspect of it.

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  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    Dec 18, 2016

    A story with an otherworldly feel written in the most enthralling, beautiful and captivating way. Debra Anastasia reminded us of why we fell in love with her writing years ago. This felt utterly real, honest and bursting with hope and love. We were overwhelmed by how intensely we felt this Authors heart beating in every page turned. Her love for her characters so powerful, we were fully involve

    A story with an otherworldly feel written in the most enthralling, beautiful and captivating way. Debra Anastasia reminded us of why we fell in love with her writing years ago. This felt utterly real, honest and bursting with hope and love. We were overwhelmed by how intensely we felt this Authors heart beating in every page turned. Her love for her characters so powerful, we were fully involved as we felt the pain, the love, the loss, the desperation and the hope. We felt the fight. We felt the importance of this story and the passion for it. We felt every single word.

    We cried tears of joy and devastation. Debra Anastasia wrote a wonderfully unique story that felt so different and new......