It has taken me a really long time to finish this book, which isn't to say that I didn't enjoy it. Alice Wisler's writing style is a little different that what I normally read. It's gritty, heart searching, and sometimes feels very real emotionally. She takes you into the lives of her characters and has you try on their emotions, their feelings, and their past. I enjoyed reading Samantha Bravencourt's story of teaching in a refugee camp in the Philippines and her life experience years after that has been saturated by her year abroad. Her story has heartache, doubt, faith, and renewal. This book has some Southern flair mixed in with the dirty streets of the refugee camp. Two very different worlds collide in this book as we learn Samantha's history and her present. A deep-reaching book with a lot of light thrown in. Great book club read for a group, and there are discussion questions in the back!
Disclaimer: This book may have been provided free for review by Bethany House Publishers.