As a picturesque mother and wife, forty-one year old Avery Richards seems to have it all. Married to a successful veterinarian named Noah and mother to a spunky daughter named Kara, her life is far from awful but she is stuck. With the recent move of their daughter, who has just flown the coop for college, this story examines the deep and often-tumultuous bond between mother and child and the lengths we are willing to go to, as mothers, to sacrifice our own happiness for the ones we love.
As we watch Avery walk through her ‘new’ way of daily life, without her ambitious and stubborn child around to mother any longer, we are given a very unique opportunity to tip toe in the front row of their lives, from three very separate views. We will see life as it plays out through her mature and motherly eyes, through Kara’s young and sheltered heart, and then through ‘someone else’s eyes’ that has a vested interest in them both.
As Avery’s well-hidden web of lies come crashing down in an unexpected way, her secrets that she’s safeguarded for years will threaten to rip her peaceful world apart, as well as the world of the ones she loves most. As readers, we will watch how ONE single choice can alter everything. Each character will then be forced to examine what the true meaning of love and forgiveness means to them.
Every gamut of emotion will be explored: humor, sadness, love, joy, betrayal, hate, and forgiveness. Bond of Love will leave you pondering the age-old question: How well do YOU actually know the ones you love most?
Grade: B+ (Four Stars)
What a touching book. This book is filled with such a wonderful emotional journey, that the reader can’t help but be caught up in. It grabs you, and pulls you through all the struggles that Avery is dealing with. I think Avery is a very good character, easy to relate to, and someone that the reader is really pulling for. I thought all the characters in this story were well done, and related together quite realistic and honestly. I feel that sometimes in books, where they struggle is honestly writing character interactions, but I think Suzanne did a great job with this. I thought her use of metaphor was lovely, it really added to the story, and showed her style of writing. I know stylistic writing like that might not be for everyone, but I thought it was flowing and lovely. I think the mystery element really added something extra to this novel as well. The author did an outstanding job keeping the reader guessing. I always try to figure out the ending before I finish the book, but this time I couldn’t. It’s nice to see an author weave different styles together and keep a consistently good book. Overall, this book was a good read, interesting, well written, and shows the author’s talent!
*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Meet the Author:
This is Amy’s second published work, the first being a memoir written exclusively for her children. As a former second grade teacher, and long time professional photographer, she has been writing and filling journals since she was young enough to hold a pencil and form words. Although writing brings her to a place of solace and joy, her most ambitious and fulfilling job in life thus far has been being a mother. Married for nearly two decades now, she and her husband share four daughters, who fill their lives with amusement, love, and drama daily. It is her lifelong goal to preserve her family’s history through the written word, pictures, and the human touch of love.
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