Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Review: Where Hope Begins by Catherine West

When Savannah's husband moves out in anticipation of a divorce, she is devastated and has no idea what to do next.  So she moves a few hours away to live in her parents' vacation home in order to sort things out and figure out what to do next.  While there, she meets her neighbors:  elderly Clarice, her nephew Brock, and his daughter Maysie.  Savannah learns how to deal with past trauma, current pain, and the possibility of reconciling with her adulterous husband as she interacts with her neighbors in her painful circumstances as well as theirs.

The story in this book is a good one, one worth telling.  The author clearly communicates the pain and hurt that Savannah feels as her husband leaves her for another woman and how hard it is for Savannah to trust him again when he wants to reconcile.  However, the writing was a little simplistic. There were too many short and incomplete sentences.  Used once in a while, they are a great tool for emphasis, but West used them too often in this book.  Tighter writing and better editing would have made this good story great.

However, I do recommend this book because it's not a typical story, but it is a redemptive one.

I want to thank BookLook Bloggers for my kindle copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.

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