Saturday, June 11, 2016
My Father's House (Review)
This review is for the book "My Father's House" by Rose Chandler Johnson. In this novel we meet Lily Rose Cates. She has an incredible childhood and a strong relationship with her father. Of course, when he dies, her world changes. As she goes through college, her friends slowly get into relationships or get married, and Lily feels a bit left behind. So when she meets the stunning Manuel in the big city of New York City, she is captivated and amazed that he is showering her with attention. She falls for him in a big way, and although there are some warning signs, she ignores them and ends up marrying him. Soon enough her marriage is falling apart and she is on the run from him. Thankfully her dad left her some property in his will. She heads back there and begins to find herself again, with the help of the community.
This is a great story of community and how family is more than just blood relatives. It does have some cursing in it from her husband, so be aware of that when reading. I have read one of Johnson's other books which was non-fiction and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to see her venture into fiction. I look forward to reading more by her.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.