Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Art of Losing Yourself: A Review

To the outside world, TV meteorologist Carmen Hart has it all together.  Inside, she's drowning in grief, mourning for the child she fears she may never bear.  She's lost herself, and is in the process of losing her faith and her marriage as well.  In the midst of all this loss, Carmen's seventeen year old run-away half sister, Gracie, shows up, and Carmen takes her in.

Gracie is also drowning, in her own way, abandoned emotionally by her alcoholic mother, and physically by her absent half-sister.

Katie Ganshert masterfully steers her characters, and her readers, through real-life, heart-breaking issues of infertility, miscarriage, marital problems, mental breakdowns, alcoholism, dementia, and teenage angst.  The characters are real and broken, but woven throughout all this heartbreak are grace and hope.

I loved this book--it was hard to put down.  And the end?  Was perfect.

Bottom line: this book is not about easy answers, but you will encounter grace and hope in its pages.

I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.


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