Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flaherty's Crossing~ Virtual Book Tour~ Review


About Flaherty’s Crossing

From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness…
Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

My thoughts:

I am a sucker for books about love and forgiveness. When I was sent a copy of this book, I fell in love with the cover. I wasn't expecting what I got when I started reading. The main character Kate, was someone that I can identify with on certain levels. I never forgave my father for all the things he done wrong and most of my relationships have suffered for it. 
From the moment Kate has her accident until the end of the book, I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried and I was terrified right along with Kate. 
My favorite part was towards the end of the book:
" She sighed. "I guess we've covered just about everything, haven't we, Daddy? For now, anyway." She kissed the floral stem and laid it across the middle of the coffin. She took a few steps back, the words from her dream crystallized in her mind: Love, Faith, Forgiveness. The stained-glass elements now shining in her life. Elements once forgotten, but always there under the surface, awaiting the chance to bring her parents back together again."
Kate feels that her father never loved her enough to stay around after her mother died, and soon finds out the real reason and just how he truly felt.

If you love a book about finding yourself and the love and forgiveness in you then please run out and pick up this book when it becomes available in print!!

I was sent a copy of this book for review, I was not required to write a positive review and the opinion expressed here is just that, my opinion:)


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