Top positive review
The last book I read in 2017
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
4.5 stars for the last book I read in 2017. Finished it December 31st at 10:30 p.m. with a smile on my face. The book takes place around Christmastime when two extremely difficult topics (infidelity of the worst kind and monumental grief) are explored. I caught on almost immediately to the unique plot twist, but enjoyed watching how Ms. Hannah handled the unusual situation, making it believable for the reader. Joy worked through her dark place while physically healing from a severe injury post traumatic accident. Bobby, the little boy she encounters, has to let go of his mother after her death, but quickly finds a replacement. Together, they heal each other, but not without a wrench in the works. Joy becomes fixated on finding out the truth, worrying her estranged sister that she may have gone off the deep end. Beginning to think she has gone crazy, Joy makes one last journey. I loved the upbeat ending. Recommended.