Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Night RoadNight Road by Kristin Hannah

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I recieved this as an ARC from Library Thing and I didn't really know what to expect but upon opening the book I was hooked from the first page. This is the first book I have read from this author and I think now I might go back and read some others.

In this book Kristin Hannah tackles real life at its core and also motherhood in all its forms.In the beginning you meet Lexi who has an imperfect life growing up with a mother who doesn't care and The Faraday's who have the perfect life . They are wealthy, affulent and with all the material things a family could want.

I will try to explain without giving away the story that the families become interwined until one tragic night when a teenage party and a mistake that happens all to frequently happens and one of the main characters is killed in an accident.

The rest of the story deals with how this affects all the rest of the families with shocking results. Although I could understand Judes grief I also got mad at her often for being so self absorbed in her grief that she forgot the others who needed her love. I have seen this so often in my work as a nurse. In the last part of the book it deals with the power of forgivenss and how when we forgive the forgiveness helps the person who is forgiving more than the person who needs the foregivenss. I cried in this part and for me to cry a book has to be really good because I don't cry easily.

I encourage you to read this book and be touched . This book reminded me of some of Jodi Picoults books.

This is a book that will touch you , make you angry and make you really think about what you would you do if put in the same situation.



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6 comments:

Char said...

i like her writing a lot

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Robin said...

That book sounds like one I will have to go get. Love books like that!

Vickie said...

Hi, Yolanda - nice to meet you - thanks for stopping by! I see you're a Southern gal - Tn & Ms is "home". But I hear the PNW is a beautiful and homey place, too. Girl, you do read alot. I don't have much time for reading right now. I used to read alot. I read backwards some - and I know exactly where to come when I need a book review when I DO find some spare time for reading! Do come back! I intend to!!! Have a wonderful holiday season!!!

PS - you goin' "home" for Christmas???

Sheila said...

I love a good read, I will check out some of your other reviews as well.
Thank you for visiting me..!
xx

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm glad u loved this one. I was not even aware of it until last week.