Book Review – Breathtaking by Courtney Turcotte Bond

Issue #182* Blog #12 – 2021 * Read Time: 4 minutes * Section: Book Reviews – Indie Authors

Literature & Fiction – Women’s Friendship – Coming of Age.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

ThunderHorse Publishing Awards Breathtaking by Courtney Turcotte Bond 4.69 Stars out of 5


Breathtaking was published by All the Everything’s Publishing in August of 2020. Breathtaking is available on/at all major retail outlets. Breathtaking is available in two formats, eBook and paperback with an audio book in the works. Amazon info: eBook format, file size: 1992 KB. The paperback format measures 5 -1/2 inches by 8 – 1/2 inches and contains 310 pages.

Of course if you have a Prime membership or Kindle Unlimited the prices listed below may vary.

  • eBook, Free – $4.99
  • Paperback – $16.99

A portion of the proceeds from Breathtaking will be used to help support the Madison Taliaferro Memorial Scholarship and the Alex Lott Memorial Scholarship.

Breathtaking was reviewed by the following associates of Joseph E Clay Dot Com the parent company of ThunderHorse Publishing and Spotlighting the Indie Author. The Star Ratings are added then averaged. That average is the number of Stars Awarded.

  • Christy Warren – 4.75 Stars out of 5
  • Kelli Winkler – 4.75 Stars out of 5
  • Nina Turnipseed – 4.75 Stars out of 5
  • Joseph Clay – 4.50 Stars out of 5

The podcast, Spotlighting the Indie Author features an in-depth review of Breathtaking by Courtney Turcotte Bond. Courtney also Participated in an Author chat discussing Breathtaking.


The Blurb Of Breathtaking

To the outside world, Cara’s life seems perfect. The only one who knows the dark secrets inside her home is her best friend and next-door neighbor, Adam. Cara’s only escape is by writing and sharing her stories with him through their facing bedroom windows late at night. Just when everything seems to get better, Cara’s world shatters, causing her to spiral into a deep depression and writer’s block. Even though Adam promises her “everything will be okay,” she knows things will never be the same. As she clutches to the fractured wounds of the past, how will Cara ever be able to love or write again? Breathtaking is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story that fans of John Green and Nicholas Sparks will love.


…I have never had a book make me cry – till I read Breathtaking…

Christy Warren – Contributing Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

…I loved Breathtaking and think it needs to be read by everyone because it is a fabulous book that contains an important message…

Kelli Winkler – Announcer/Co-Host Sub of Spotlighting the Indie Author

…As far as a man’s point of view, the book will surprise any male who picks it up… I found myself trying to imagine what I would do if I was in Adams shoes and later in the book in Reid’s position…Guy’s don’t be afraid to read this amazing tale, if you do you’ll missing a great book. Breathtaking will broaden your horizons and make you think about things that you never have. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself wiping a tear from your cheek…

Joseph Clay – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

…I like the way Breathtaking tackles real life issues that include, Alcoholism, Compulsive disorders, and Bulling along with Terminal illness. The novel also brings to the forefront the importance of organ donation, which is a subject not often talk about…My favorite line in the book sums up the story well and reads. “So despite their mutual interest they agreed to tell so many nothings, which slowly turned into all the everything’s.” from Breathtaking by Courtney Turcotte Bond…I know it’s early in the year but I’m not afraid to say this is and will be the best book of 2021…

Nina Turnipseed – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

About Courtney Turcotte Bond

Courtney Turcotte Bond. holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Education and a master’s degree in Education. She’s been a high school English teacher since 2004 in Topeka, KS where she lives with her husband and two kids. 

In addition to teaching, Courtney has owned a small cake pop business since 2014, she’s a freelance writer for the Greater Topeka Partnership, and she is a published author. Her novel, Breathtaking, was released on Sept. 1st, 2020. It hit the top 100 novels in the Coming-of-Age category on Amazon and has received high praise from book reviewers around the world. 

When Courtney’s not working or writing, you can find her doing yoga, traveling, or singing along to every lyric at a concert.

You can connect with Courtney Turcotte Bond using the links below.


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