This book was very special to me for many reasons. The stones that were sent to Bob included one that represented my father-in-Law that was included in the author’s acknowledgements. But stories that are written partly during the time of WWII are meaningful as well, the greatest generation of men and women. Brave souls that are due all the recognition and more.
The book characters were presented in a way that I cared for them as friends and neighbors. Annie, Bob, Roy, William and Jeremiah were used to show historical events, family relationships, forgiveness and love. The novel carried me through various emotions throughout. One quote, “each wave has a story”, gave me goose bumps. And the fact that God owns and controls the waves is a testament to his strength but also to his care for each of us. Light VS darkness was mentioned several times and put meaning behind what Bob was trying to do in honor of his twin Roy. For a debut fictional novel, Amanda Dykes has shown the world that she has an amazing talent. I’m looking forward to the future and what she can bring to it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the author but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are my own.