Sunday, April 5, 2015

Solace Review


by Therin Knite

"Off to a never-ending war as a Red Cross doctor before Corina was even born, Luther Marion has been a constant but increasingly distant presence in his daughter's life for sixteen years. Damaged pictures. Short letters. And three brief phone calls received before Corina was old enough to walk. 

But now, Luther Marion has returned home at last--as a body in a box to be buried. Corina's mother is devastated. Her small, backwoods town mourns the loss of its local hero.

And Corina...isn't sure how she feels about the death of a father she never really met.

But when a mysterious old man confronts Corina at her father's funeral, she finds herself drawn to his impossible offer: a chance to know the now late Luther Marion. And in a moment of uncertainty, Corina makes a choice with consequences she can barely fathom. A choice that sends her to the last place she ever expected to go.

Her father's hometown. Six hundred miles south. 

And twenty-five years in the past" 
I must admit I fell in love with the cover the moment I stumbled upon it on Tumblr. That alone made me curious about the story and, after reading the blurb and learning the author was seeking honest reviews, I asked for a copy.

I quite enjoyed Solace. I wasn't too enthralled with Corina at the start, but as the story progressed, as she was offered the chance of a lifetime, she grew on me. I learned more about how she truly felt, understood her anger better. And Lu, oh how much I loved Lu. I kept hoping over and over that the old man who gave Corina the chance would somehow change the outcome. Unfortunately that didn't happen, but it all ended well. Corina got to the father she had never met, got to not only understand him better, but herself as well. It was a beautiful story and the growth of Corina was wonderful.

This is the first story I ever found a favorite line in: "I have plot armor." I laughed when I read that. Something I would totally say if I was in Corina's position. I look forward to getting myself a print copy of this book to add to my bookshelf.
You can find Solace on Amazon 

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