The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson is an epic historical fiction that is full of intrigue, secrets and family drama. Its dual timeline and dual narration make for an incredible saga that will whisk you away to the beautiful shores of Cornwall. It is a well-written love story that will surprise and engage fans of the genre. Continue reading
The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a nice collection of healthy recipes that any novice cook can make. While this cookbook isn’t completely plant-based, most of the recipes are suitable for a vegetarian diet. The layout and the instructions are simple, which really sets the stage for first-time chefs. Continue reading
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware is a page-turning thriller that will keep you guessing. The main character is relatable, and the old haunted house in Scotland is exciting to read about. It is a perfect read for a fall TBR. Continue reading
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger is a book that is worthy of your summer beach bag this year. This third instalment in The Devil Wears Prada series will have you laughing out loud. The characters are charming and interesting in this story that is all about sisterhood. Continue reading
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.
Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Book Review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman
Faithful by Alice Hoffman is a book that gives you hope that there actually is goodness in everyone. It is a story that explores many themes, such as grief, love and family. This book is one that will appeal to many, however, there are some very difficult topics that are prevalent in this novel, so I will caution anyone who is triggered by scenes of rape and self-harm. Continue reading