Sunday, January 20, 2013

Where Yesterday Lives

Where Yesterday Lives
Karen Kingsbury

Ellen is a top-notch reporter who lives a very busy life with her husband Michael. At the news of her father's death she flies home to be with her mother and four siblings. But the tension between them is eating everyone alive. Her husband didn't join her claiming work and now Ellen is fighting the temptation of a former flame.

The story centered on the week leading up to the funeral. It was frustrating and heartbreaking. Frustrating because the siblings in the story didn't seem to real. The family use to be full of love and laughter and it seemed strange that ALL five siblings could be so emotionally damaged and the parents not be seriously concerned. The mom seemed checked out and the brother almost autistic and yet no mention was made about either of these. It was heartbreaking because the author wrote the story to be sad. She did a great job of making the sadness and agony of death seem real. I definitely didn't get bored with the story because it seemed to move along quickly. But based on this book alone I wouldn't read anything else by this author. I just didn't see the point.

(I've already reviewed this book for WaterBrook in the three-in-one book, but felt each book (since it can be purchased alone) deserved it's own review.)

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