A Review of LIFE’S TURNED UPSIDE DOWN by Anne Stone

Life’s Turned Upside Down:The Show Me Series #3

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A Four StarReview of LIFE’S TURNED UPSIDE DOWN by Anne Stone

I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to return to the Alvarez family and the compassion and support that fills their lives. This family loves hard and is there for one another through the ups and downs. But even greater is their ability to open their hearts and lives to others, embracing those around them and loving them unconditionally.

In this third installment of The Show Me Series, we are given a greater glimpse into the life of Gabriella Alvarez and the contempt she holds for Dr. Ashton Holder, a doctor in the family practice with little bedside manner. They say there is a fine line between love and hate, and sometimes the passion behind the emotion gives way to something greater—especially when there is understanding and reason thrown in.

In this case, Gabriella must come to terms with the fact her family has forgiven the man for his offending behavior and determine whether she, too, can find forgiveness and acceptance for the man. As she discovers more about the good doctor’s past, she begins to understand his behaviors and reasons for his guarded interactions So as the two begin to put their differences aside in order to work together, they discover more about the true passions that stir their hearts and the reasons behind their guarded natures. And as Gabriella discovers more truths about Ashton’s upbringing, she must decide if uncovering the truth is worth losing a relationship.

Although this was a bit slower than the first two installments, I still loved the characters and the growth they both faced. This story was about finding forgiveness and putting the past aside, about learning to tear down the walls and embrace the present in order to harness the enjoyment of a future. Anne Stone has continued to bring to life characters with flaws and faults with whom readers can identify. An enjoyable story about an amazing family. So Anne…when do we get Joe’s story?



Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family.  She’s watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love.  Deep down, she’s looking for love, but she can’t quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart.

Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice.  He and Gabriella have always clashed—she continues to see him only has the rough-edged doctor with no bedside manner, but he’s really made strides to put this image behind him.

When Gabriella discovers a secret from Ashton’s past, though, she does her best to help him uncover something that will change his life forever, but a misunderstanding between them rocks him to the core.  When he finally uncovers the secret, he must learn to put his past aside and try and move on with a future willed with hope and dreams.

Life’s Turned Upside Down is the third book in Anne Stone’s Show Me series.

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The Show Me Series:

Life’s Second Chances: The Show Me Series #1


AnneStone_LifesSecondChances_200Angelina Samuels has lost the only job she’s ever held. A last minute interview lands her a new teaching job just days before the school year is about to begin. It turns out to be the best thing that could have happened when she realizes that her best friend from college, Gabriella Alvarez, is also a member of the teaching staff.

Gabriella’s brother, Alejandro, relocates to his hometown after having lived away from family and friends since he left for college to become a renowned transplant surgeon. He’s settling into a new job, reacquainting himself with family and friends, and is learning to deal ever-so-slowly with the personal loss that forever changed his life.

When Angelina’s sister experiences a health crisis, Alejandro is there to support her and her family. And when Angelina herself experiences a personal tragedy, Alejandro is the only one to guide her through it. As love stares down at them, can Angelina help Alejandro take that second chance on love and marriage?

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Life’s Gateway to Happiness: The Show Me Series #2


AnneStone_LifesGatewayToHappiness_eCover_200Kelly Samuels is dedicated to her career and has received several promotions in her short tenure at Lattice Works. Kelly’s family is shocked when she returns home unemployed and without an explanation.

Alec Alvarez, a pediatrician from a family full of doctors, is focused solely on his career. He’s declared his bachelor status for life and has no desire for love, marriage, or babies. When Alec finds Kelly stuck on the side of a snowy road, neither of them are prepared for the feelings they begin to have for one another.

As Kelly and Alec grow closer, he wants to know why the once happy-go-lucky Kelly is hesitant to his touch, while Kelly just wants to find purpose to her life again. After Kelly tells two conflicting stories as to why she lost her job, Alec steps in to discover what truly happened. Can Kelly come to terms with what happened to her and move on with her life? And can Alec love enough to give-up his bachelorhood status for good?

Life’s Gateway to Happiness is the second book in Anne Stone’s The Show Me series.

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About The Author:

Anne Stone was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri but now lives in the cold state of Wisconsin with her faithful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes heartfelt sweet contemporary romance and is the author of the Show Me and Williams & Company series.  She loves to tell a story and that’s what you’ll definitely get in an Anne Stone novel.

Anne’s degree is in education but she has worked in the corporate sector managing a large number of staff.  Now, she works from home where part of her day is still spent in the corporate world and the other part is dreaming of her heroes and heroines.

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