I was joyously surprised with Still Breathing, only the second book I have read by a male author writing women’s fiction. Lizzie, a woman in her late 60s, the main character, kept me reading through the first few chapters as her children made me want to close the book. Trust me everyone stick with it past those chapters because once Lizzie arrives in Africa you will not be able to close this book.
Lizzie becomes a vibrant strong woman coming out of her shell with the help of many secondary characters within the Ugandan village. The delightful personalities E.A. Fournier gave all of these secondary characters in the Ugandan village brought this story to life. Was Lizzie there to save them or were they there to save her? I personally say it was both. Still Breathing is a story that will grab your heart to the core, and not let go even long after Lizzie arrives home.
P.S. make sure you have something to dab your eyes as the tears will be flowing.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from RABT Book Tours. I was under no obligation to write a review, and all options expressed in this review are completely my own.