A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation
that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.
Having met Garth and experienced his high-energy enthusiasm personally, if he's excited about something, I'm fairly certain I will also be excited by that same thing...
and that certainly held true for this book!
A.J. Fikry owns a bookstore:
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Fine Literary Content since 1999
In describing his decidedly very different reactions to the same book which he has read twice:
As with so many, it is one person who finally manages to reveal to A.J. the benefits of involving people in his life. I'm not sure he ever truly opened up to much of anyone but Nic prior to this point in time. As he so eloquently states it...
|This is my favorite cover!|
I found the character of Ismay to be so very self-contradictory and thought-provoking. Her sister was very happy in her long-term relationship which was, in effect, so short-lived. Whereas Ismay is very unhappy in a comparatively long-lived long-term relationship. I rather admired her ability to keep secrets and silently deal with her own culpability for so much in her own life and others' lives. In reality it might not have helped anyone if Ismay had divulged her knowledge, but I don't know that I could have withheld it from others. At least she finally seems to be relatively happy in the end. I admit that I felt her stealing something valuable from someone who appeared to be a good friend was confusing, but then, we never know what we might do in the same situation, do we?