Lumpkin explores age-old questions about family ties, true love, marriage, relationships, and faith in this gripping read. Lacey has seen the worst of life as a little girl, but she’s happy in her marriage with the dashing Greg. Elroy has also experienced a fair share of difficulties, but things seem to be going great with the lovely Asha at his side. When fate snatches their individual happiness, the pair find solace in each other’s company. But will their happiness last? Lumpkin’s narrative buzzes with tension and suspense, her writing assured, and the novel’s pace fast. There are a multitude of characters that Lumpkin expertly weaves into this rich story, but her major focus stays on Lacey and Elroy’s slow coming to grips with the impossible circumstances of their lives and easy acceptance of whatever difficulty life throws their way. Lumpkin’s storytelling is strong, and her prose is lively. The narrative is pulled along by a series of effortlessly incorporated casual happenings of everyday lives of various characters. Lacey and Elroy’s tender personal moments are as effective as the tale’s nitty-gritty of two regular families’ everyday lives. Through Elroy and Lacey’s story, Lumpkin shows the reader the power of perseverance and faith. Lovers of finely constructed women’s fiction won’t want to miss this one.
Categories: Suspense and Thriller
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