As some of you know, this blog is a recent 'spin-off' from my scrapping blog. I want to collect me reviews in one place and dedicated this blog to books and reading, without the distraction of scrapping pormotions. So I am slowly migrating entries from the old blog. I am repeating this review that I had originally posted on Jan 17th of this year. I loved this book, and that is worth repeating. Here's the original post!
Today I want to tell you about a book I read recently; The Year She Fell by Alicia Rasley. I downloaded this as a free ebook from Amazon last month. I normally download these just because they are free and then never get around to reading them, but this time was different. I was immediately caught up in the preview. Since I don't own a Kindle, I had to use the Kindle app on my iPhone to read it, but it was so good that it wasn't even an issue!
Ellen O'Connor is a Presbyterian minister and the wife of a former CNN correspondent. She grew up in Wakefield, WV, which bears her family's name, with 3 sisters. The youngest was adopted into the family when she was 6 and is now a nun. The oldest sister was killed in a mountain climbing fall. The middle sister is a well-known actress. None of the girls live in WV.
Ellen's life is turned upside down overnight, when a young man approaches her with a copy of his birth certificate listing her as the mother. She denies this, and proves it when she shows him a photo of her, very pregnant with her daughter born just a few months later. Then she realizes that she knows the young man's father. He looks exactly like her husband! Her husband claims the young man is a product of a one-night stand while he and Ellen were 'on a break'. Ellen retreats to WV to sort things through.
Once she gets there, she finds her mother has become very 'chummy' with the president of the local college which is a legacy college for the Wakefield family. Mom is planning to leave the family home, a very large one, to the local college to be used as the President's Home, along with a tidy sum to 'maintain' the home. Ellen is convinced her mother is not well; perhaps in the early stages of Alzheimers, so she summons the sisters home to confer.