Faithful by Alice Hoffman book review

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Synopsis

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Review

I have been a fan of Alice Hoffman ever since I read her book practical magic. (The movie was great but the book was way better(it always is)). Hoffman writes such strong characters in this book as her beautiful words flow from page to page. She pens such a captivating tale that is full of surprises. This novel brings such an endearing and sad but yet beautiful mother/daughter story to light. You truly feel the burden of guilt that Shelby feels as she continues through her life. This novel shows the push/pull effect we all feel with emotions. Especially in grief with the push to keep going on but at the same time the pull of the can i make it on my own now. Hoffman is a very unique writer and has her own voice. 5 stars from me! Thank you netgalley for sending me this in exchange for my honest review.

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