Release Blitz: Watching the Sky Cry by J.B. Hartnett

New emotional standalone. Rylie’s journey from happiness to grief and struggle to get things back is heart felt.




New from J.B. Hartnett!

Watching the Sky Cry is a beautifully written,

emotional story and is NOW AVAILABLE

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Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.

That one is me.

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…

I was his sky.






Watching the Sky Cry is story that tells Rylie’s journey from happiness to grief to struggling to move on to finding a second chance at love. It’s a pretty emotional story, I seem to be on a roll with those lately, sometimes I needed to take a breather cause heavy stuff. It’s hard not to feel caught up in the heartbreak. Her reconnecting from someone in the past is sweet and connection strong, yet you know it will not be smooth nor easy.

“Sometimes, it’s not until you close your eyes that you know the true beauty of the world around you.”

I had an idea from the start it would be one of those books that will probably be sad and mess with your emotions. Rylie struggled, she took her time, to find herself again. In her suffering she imagines a place and time more peaceful with her childhood best friend. When Quentin and Rylie meeting again felt like a ray of hope amidst it all. The special bond and many memories they had and also getting reacquainted. This is a start of new beginning for both of them after everything they went through but there is still a long way to go.

“Once you get past the fear, you realize the thrill is worth the risk.”

There were somethings that surprised me and added another layer to the whole story, the secret revealed. I feel like Quentin’s side could have added something more to that part. Cause he is big part of the story and he has a lot to tell as well. I get it though it’s Rylie’s journey. It’s a lot of learning and healing, letting yourself take a chance. Sometimes in life the hand you’re dealt isn’t fair and it’s difficult, you stumble and rise again. In the end all the heartache and hardship may lead you to a new chapter and worth the journey.

I have to say Julie’s books I’ve read are diverse in characters and themes but they have a similar vain that the good can outshine the bad eventually but you need to travel that the road to get there. They all have their own emotional and gripping moments in variations. Watching the Sky Cry is a second chance romance that tells of an ardent first love, tragic moments and surviving that and finding it again.



About the Author:

Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

Julie is obsessed with Pi…the equation and the food. She’s allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne.


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