Saturday, September 27, 2014
"He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore.When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife's illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he'd given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby's father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other."
This book was okay, but just didn't go beyond that. While I appreciated the story of forgiveness and redemption, it just fell flat for me. I loved that he was an artist of driftwood pieces, but beyond that I probably would not recommend. It felt too predictable and nothing was really unique to the story. Something was just off. I was hoping for more.
* I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*