He saved her life once, now it’s her turn.

In bestselling author Sarah Jio’s, new novel ALWAYS (BallantineBooks) Kailey Crane is on top of the world. She has a perfect, gorgeous, rich fiancé who worships the ground she walks on, a fabulous writer’s job and a lovely new remodeled Craftsman home in chic, Wallingford, a section of Seattle.

After enjoying a special candlelit dinner at one of Seattle’s most popular restaurants, as they are leaving, Kailey notices a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She offers him her leftovers and is shocked when their eyes meet. She is looking straight into the eyes of her very first love, the love of her life, Cade McAllister.

Kailey and Cade met ten years earlier and fell in love immediately. On their first date, each learned the other lost their parents when they were young, and on a hiking trip, Cade saves her life sealing their love forever – for ALWAYS. It was a once in a lifetime kind of connection, but it all ended when Ryan just disappeared.

Now this homeless man, is an empty vessel of his former self. Immediately Kailey wants to learn what happened and help him, but she loves Ryan and he knows nothing about this part of her past. Over the next few weeks, Kailey meets Cade secretly and helps him slowly put his life back together and learn why it all fell apart, in the first place.

Alternating between the past and the present, ALWAYS is a beautiful exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she’s willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love.

ALWAYS is the kind of love story that immediately draws readers in and never let’s go. I love the characters, the deep sense of frustration and capacity to love. I never wanted ALWAYS to end, but it eventually did leaving me incredibly satisfied. I’d suggesting reading ALWAYS with a nice cuppa and a little good chocolate. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you, Sarah.


Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman’s Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR’s Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys.

We have one copy of ALWAYS to giveaways to one lucky readers of out blog. Just tell us which of Sarah Jio’s previous eight and now nine novels is your favorite. We’ll announce a winner Monday.




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29 thoughts on “ALWAYS by Sarah Jio & GIVEAWAY

  1. I have never read one of her novels but this sounds like a great place to start. I have read some of her articles in one magazine or another, through Facebook. Thank you for this chance.

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  2. I haven’t read Sarah’s books but would love to read this one. I enjoy finding new authors. Thanks Cindy for always offering top notch books.

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    1. You haven’t read Sarah’s books yet?! Oh my, you’ve been missing out, sista! I can’t wait for you to read your first SJ book because once you start, you will want to devour every single one! They are like delectable pieces of chocolate. You can’t just have one. 🙂

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  3. I love Sarah Jio’s books. I have all of them except this ninth one coming out. It’s hard to pick one favorite, but I will go with The Violets of March.

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  4. I really loved “Goodnight, June.” “Goodnight Moon” was one of my daughter’s favorite books. It was the first one that she could “read” by herself.

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  5. I have loved Sarah Jio’s novels ever since I read Blackberry Winter! At first I didn’t want to but once I actually read the description on the back, I was hooked, line and sinker! Fingers and toes crossed!

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  6. Unfortunately this was the first book I had heard of by Sarah but I have heard nothing but amazing things about it so I absolutely HAVE to read it! AND now I know she’s got other books out there! Perfect! 🙂

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