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Thirty-Something Girl by Lisa Gott
This is a bittersweet story of two people who have endured much heartache and turmoil in their lives, and what happens when their paths eventually cross. It’s a tale that beautifully illustrates the idea that no matter how difficult one’s life has been, the past is the past, and the future can still hold a great abundance of both love and goodness. It’s about making the conscious decision to live a happy life.
There was so much in this book that struck at personal chords for me. While learning about all that both Hope and Sam had gone through, though my personal experiences differ somewhat, I could feel the pain and desolation they carried with them. I can’t imagine any reader not being able to relate to these characters in some way. As I read and learned more about each of the characters’ pasts, how they dealt with their here and now, and what they decided to do about their futures, I felt a strange mix of both frustration and compassion for them. They are both so painfully human, and I felt each one of their stories deeply.
Lisa Gott writes from the heart. Her style is genuine, her words emotional and lovely. I was touched by this book and look forward to reading more from this author.
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