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Stories for His Glory

The Year of Thorns and Honey by Amy Willoughby-Burle January 11, 2021

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:06 pm


Nina is a photographer who really likes control. She likes to set up just the right shot with the perfect composition, but life is not always as pretty as her pictures. The lighting is off, the timing is wrong, and the subjects just won’t do what she wants them to. 

She’s engaged to her ex-husband, her teenage daughter is testing all the boundaries, and her childhood memories have a for sale sign on them. She’s also keeping a secret about the chance of a lifetime, but what she’ll have to give up to get it, might not be worth it. Just when she thinks she’s got it all figured out, a blast from her past resurfaces and forces her to take a hard look at what she really wants and why.

Will Nina be able to let go of the perfect picture she had in her head and let her heart find the sweetness that life has to offer?

My thoughts:

I am always a bit hesitant when I begin a book by an author i have never heard of. I get worried I won’t like the book and have to give a bad review.

That was NOT the case with this book. I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. It made me want to read the first one, however, I felt completely engaged and I understood the characters fine without reading the first book.

There are quirky characters that will have you laughing and teenagers that any mother will understand.

Nina made me so mad and frustrated. I knew everything would eventually blow up in her face but I kept hoping she would just tell Jack everything before it was too late.

The ending was completely satisfying and well done.

Visit Amy here.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the author. All opinions are my own.


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