Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Interrupted by Rachel Coker
About the book:
Can love really heal all things? If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept. Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.
I wasn't really sure what to expect of this book. I read it because I had read a review that said it was great. I am really happy that I did! This is a wonderful novel set before and during World War II. It is a coming of age novel, and one where the main character Allie, faces hardships. Will she choose to let go of her anger and bitterness and allow room in her heart to love and be loved? The story is very well written and the plot was easy to follow. I appreciated the emotions felt by Allie during the course of the book and am amazed that a fifteen year old author could express this so well in her writing! I wish there had been a bit more to the ending. I would have loved an epilogue to wrap everything up all nice and tidy. Other than that, I have no complaints. I would definitely read more books from Rachel Coker.
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You can pick up the print version and ebook version via Zondervan here.
I received this book for free.
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