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Hello and welcome! As titled above, I’m Romance and Women’s Fiction author Allison Williford.

I’m currently reworking Waiting for You, to be retitled Waiting for Regret. There were things I wasn’t quite happy with, things I knew could be improved. I’ve been working rigorously on its sequel as well, Waiting for Life.

Also, I’m looking for indie authors to feature on this blog! If interested, please drop me a line at allison@thesentrancedwriter.com!

From a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review for Waiting for You on Amazon.com:

“. . . This book is a wonderful romantic journey taking place mostly in Charleston, SC. The writing includes dramatic twists and turns full of warmth, lightheartedness, and sadness that brought me to tears. It is a testament to friendship and relationships of all kinds. Her book is an “easy read” that ended way too quickly! I am hoping Mrs. Williford is working on a sequel, though I won’t ask the questions I need answered so as not to give away the story!”

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When grief demands us to build up our walls and shut out the world, love begs us to break down our barriers and open our hearts.

Kylie Lewis, a 23-year-old columnist in Charleston, SC, is all too familiar with the wreckage and shattering pain left in the wake of a death—and the lasting scars on her heart that follow a loss. After her last failed relationship, she has retreated into a quiet, rote life. Kylie wants nothing more than to spend time with Mama, who is her only living family, and her lifelong best friend and surfing partner, Cat.

But Kylie’s quiet life is soon turned upside down. When Cat drags her to a concert, Kylie meets Adam—a talented aspiring musician with a history of his own loss.

Shortly after, Kylie is devastated by another inevitable loss when her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She struggles with her budding relationship with Adam. He fights to stay by Kylie’s side, even as Kylie navigates the unavoidable wreckage.

With the help of Adam’s empathy, can Kylie learn to grieve her mother without shutting out the world again? Can she learn to love in spite of her losses?

“Coming here, trying to talk to Adam. I tried, and it wasn’t enough. This was all a mistake. This isn’t a stupid fairytale. I don’t know why I let myself hope it would have a happy ending or whatever. I feel so stupid. I should just go back to Charleston. I don’t belong here.

Praise and Reviews for Waiting for You

“Waiting for You is a romantic women’s fiction book that is perfect for fans of contemporary writing, drama, losses in the family, musicians, family love, and heroines who have to deal with the shock of loss.”

“This novel brought me to the verge of tears more than once. The author does a phenomenal job of establishing the characters, their roles and relationships.”

“The writing includes dramatic twists and turns full of warmth, lightheartedness, and sadness that brought me to tears. It is a testament to friendship and relationships of all kinds.”