Friday, March 02, 2007

Karen Harter's Autumn Blue ~ Reviewed

Autumn Blue
Karen Harter
ISBN 1-931722-61-7
Hatchette Book Group/Center Street

Sidney Walker is doing her best at raising her three children alone. But lately her sweet son, Ty, has become broodingly angry. When the deputy sheriff arrests Ty and later invades their home with a search warran connected with another local crime, Sidney is overwhelmed. As much as she wants to believe her son is innocent, the evidence is too strong to ignore.

As autumn rolls across the landscape, Sidney fights to save her son from himself and give him renewed hope. Though her options seem to grow more limited, Sidney finds she is not as alone as she thinks, and the solution just may be in the most unlikley of people.

Karen's tale weaves a beautiful story of grace and forgiveness. Millard Bradbury, a crusty old neighbor with a painful secret, is given a second chance to love the unlovable. Pushed to his limit, he calls on his past mistakes to find strength to endure and is rewarded with a new reason to live another day. Sidney's personal struggle to provide the father figure she thinks her children need, rush her to sacrifice love for companionship.

The implications of such a mistake are made clear before she gets to the point of no return and she is rewarded with the potential for a love beyond her expectations.

Note: Conservative readers may find some word choices unacceptable.
* * *
Reviewed by Sandra D. Moore
Murder on the Ol' Bunions, March 2008

No comments: