How is everyone managing to keep blog hopping? I fell behind by almost two weeks so much so that the app did not even let me scroll further. This situation had me reaching for my laptop to blog hop, while usually I only use it for actual typing purposes. I think I should be good for now. I still have twitter to address. It remains to be seen if I can finally start being active from my end and share other people’s stuff. Moving on to the book, the review for which I have been half-heartedly sitting on for more than three days!
It has been a while since an audiobook has held my attention for extended periods of time. This certainly did. There was no special formula invested in this narrative but what it does It has been a while since an audiobook has held my attention for extended periods. This particular one certainly did. There was no special formula invested in this narrative but what it does have is a lot of heart. We meet a seemingly ordinary woman in an abusive relationship. Everyone but she can see it for what it is. Quinn keeps narrating all these instances, and she seems oblivious to the implications. The need to shake some sense into her was all-encompassing for the duration of the flashbacks she has. This particular angle of her attitude is probably the only thing that I did not enjoy in the book.
To take her naivety into context, we have to acknowledge that she is all alone in the world. Or is she? This turns out to be a crucial question which leads her to Maui and hidden secrets which will leave quite a trail of broken hearts before the healing occurs. There are very lovable characters introduced following her arrival at Maui. We have people who invest a lot of time and effort into family and feel the importance of their land. They live, work, laugh and cry together, and this crowd wants to claim Quinn as their own. The journey that Quinn takes to her sort-of happily-ever-after is the bulk of the tale. It is very well narrated and overall, quite a heartening book to read. I must say that I did not expect some of the twists, a rare occurrence in books of this type! It pleased me. I would recommend it to readers of this genre or anyone looking for a woman’s hunt for a family.
My last KU post was: The Binder of Lost Stories by Cristina Caboni and my queue now looks like this: