Friday, April 7, 2017
Review: Home by:Ginny L. Yttrup
About the Book:
Melanie runs away. From conflict. From pain. From reality.
When novelist Melanie Vander faces a looming deadline, she decides it’s time for an escape to an inspiring, novel-worthy locale. She’s not running away. Really. She just needs time to focus. But as she disappears into her writing, she encounters a man whose tenderness leaves her reeling. Engaging and wise, psychologist Elliot Hammond tempts Melanie to question everything, including her marriage.
But that’s ridiculous. Dr. Hammond isn’t even…real.
Melanie’s husband, Craig, has his own problems, including a recession that’s threatening his business. Waning finances, a looming home foreclosure, and a wife who’s checked out emotionally, has Craig feeling as though he’s carrying his burdens alone. When his client, the beautiful and single Serena Buchanan, offers him a solution to his financial woes, he’s tempted by more than her offer of a business solution.
At a crossroads, Melanie and Craig seem headed in opposite directions.
As Melanie runs away from her problems by escaping into her own fictional world, Craig dives into his struggles, seeking God for strength and healing for his marriage. Ultimately, Melanie must choose whether she’ll check out completely, or allow her characters to lead her home.
God has a funny way of revealing Himself at what seems the oddest of times to us.In Melanie and Craig's marriage that seems not at it's best, while reading their story it suddenly becomes clear. Neither of them are on the same page and they both are going in different directions, entirely. I was just preparing me for the end of this marriage but as always God has other plans. And it only takes one person in said marriage to reach out to the Almighty before things get to moving in the right direction.
I really enjoyed the road that Ginny Yttrup's writing took me on. She is a brilliant writer and meld all the characters together very well. She took a mish mash of people and brought them together in completely different ways than I had expected. This book features over 300 pages. I loved the book because at times it was difficult to read and at times you were cheering for the characters. Great read!
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.