Sunday, May 20, 2018
Before I Saw You By Amy K. Sorrells Review
Folks are dying fast as the ash trees in the southern Indiana town ravaged by the heroin epidemic, where Jaycee Givens lives with nothing more than a thread of hope and a quirky neighbor, Sudie, who rescues injured wildlife. After a tragedy leaves her mother in prison, Jaycee is carrying grief and an unplanned pregnancy she conceals because she trusts no one, including the kind and handsome Gabe, who is new to town and to the local diner where she works.
Dividing her time between the diner and Sudie's place, Jaycee nurses her broken heart among a collection of unlikely friends who are the closest thing to family that she has. Eventually, she realizes she can't hide her pregnancy any longer--not even from the baby's abusive father, who is furious when he finds out. The choices she must make for the safety of her unborn child threaten to derail any chance she ever had for hope and redemption. Ultimately, Jaycee must decide whether the truest form of love means hanging on or letting go.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review Q & A -
- What did you like about the book and why? The writing style is good and the author really dug at the heart while taking my mind on a trip.
- What did you not like about the book and why? I did not like the overflow of drama and the settings in which things were more overdone than needed or the burst of feelings that lace in during the storyline.
- What did you learn? The author has a great imagination, but a lot of the book could easily been told as a true story for someone.
- To whom would you recommend this book and why? I feel like it would be a book for adult women because of the genre and feel to the story, but I guess anyone older in age can read it with some interest.