Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review: My Father's House by Rose Chandler Johnson

My Review:

My Father’s House by debut author Rose Chandler Johnson is an emotional, heartwarming, read with an underlying threat and a bit of mystery all wrapped up in a pretty little package.  I was pulled into the story of Lily Rose Cates and her life, sometimes wonderful, oftentimes filled with turmoil, and watched how this heroine tried to navigate the problems facing her.  This book left me pondering long after I finished the last page and is a story I will not soon forget.

Lily Rose has a lot stacked up against her and at the tender age of 16 her world completely turns upside down.  Like most of us, she did not like change and I felt for her for the loss of a most beloved family member and the sickness of another.  We watch as she goes off to college and eventually meets the man of her dreams, or so she thinks.  Her marriage was very difficult to watch unfold.  Her husband was a bit unhinged and we were never sure, along with Lily Rose, which Manny was going to show up.  This is a story of mistakes, abuse, and questions of what should be done and what would you do.  This was a satisfying read and I definitely look forward to more of this author’s stories.  The only little niggle I had was that I needed a bit more clarity about a certain outcome. Other than that, be prepared to be taken on an emotional roller coaster.

I was provided with a copy for an honest review from Litfuse Publicity and the opinions are my own.

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About the book:

My Father's House (March 2016)

Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant --- her father's love.

But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily's struggle to find herself and the life she's lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Her husband's sophisticated façade hides a brooding man with even darker secrets.

When all illusions shatter, Lily must make hard choices --- abandon her husband or risk losing much more than her marriage. She flees their home in Detroit and sets out on a fearful journey to a house in Georgia that her husband knows nothing about. This is one woman's compelling tale of love and survival as she finds her way back home to who she's meant to be . . . in her father's house.

Purchase a copy: http://amzn.to/217Bvib

About the author:

Rose Chandler Johnson is the author of the award winning devotional God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments. My Father's House is her first novel. She happily makes her home near Augusta, Georgia.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review and letting your readers know about my debut novel. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. Thx! You are much appreciated.


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