Choices, perfect title for this book, and there were many choices to be made. Some good ones, but many bad. Imagine being a college student coming home at 5am from a friend’s house. She texts you as you’re halfway home. You look down for a brief couple of seconds, just enough time to veer off into the bicycle lane. Thump, you stop suddenly as a body hurls across your windshield. In a panic you leave the scene in a break neck hurry, not even checking on the person you hit. Is he dead, alive? Thus begins the journey of Samantha Lawrence. She fools everyone but herself.
I loved that the Joyful Cup Coffee Shop was the center of everything in this small town. And Joy the owner was a favorite character of mine. She knows everyone in town and gives out great advice to those that come in with problems. This small community comes together in times of need. I liked that too.
You also follow along with the victim, Kevin Wyland, who owns a pet supply store along with his wife Heather. Kevin has a very hard time with his feelings for the hit and run driver. He wonders why God has abandoned him.
I enjoyed getting to know these small town residents and look forward to another book soon to be coming out centered around The Joyful Cup.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are my own.