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Ask Him Why is Stellar!
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2015
Catherine Ryan Hyde is brilliant and a master story teller. I have read the majority of her books and am consistently impressed with her work and her message. Ask Him Why is stellar!
The characters are authentic, vulnerable, and flawed. The dysfunctional family dynamics are painful and real. Ms. Ryan Hyde addresses relevant issues: family, loyalty, love, relationships, judgments, war, and forgiveness. She asks the reader to look at the complexities of situations. To examine multiple points of view and invites you to witness life lessons and personal growth. This is a powerful book that brought tears to my eyes. I devoured it, not wanting to put it down in order to work, eat, or sleep. At the same time, I wanted to savor it. I enjoyed spending time with these people and was reluctant to finish as that meant saying goodbye to my new friends.
I recommend Ask Him Why to anyone who enjoys meaningful literature. It is a great read for everyone who has ever made a quick and unfair judgment about something or someone. I think it will speak to those who have served in our armed services. It will resonate with anyone who has felt insignificant and has yearned to be recognized, seen, heard and acknowledged. It is a beacon of hope for those who have found themselves in the depths of despair and depression. I admire Catherine Ryan Hyde’s ability to see the best in people and am grateful that she shares her wisdom and philosophies with her readers. Her work is stellar! To quote from this book, “Not a bad life’s work.”