This was a pretty good story. I found myself having to readjust a few times. Some of the characters are African American (or Black), while others are Caucasian (White). At first I didn’t realize how important race was to the story. The author did not provide physical details to the characters, so that was let completely up to the reader. Of course, all my characters started out all Caucasian, because that is my default (since I am also Caucasian). Then the some of the characters had a southern dialect and sometimes they would speak very differently from what I am used to hearing. For example, I have never in my life heard anyone say “I’m sayin’!” Perhaps that is a regional saying, of which I am not accustomed to. Things like that took me by surprise and I had to reread them to find the proper context.
Overall the story was heartfelt and could certainly be turned into a movie. I can see it now, but it would definitely be a “chick flick.”
I would recommend this to a friend. There are many life lessons and examples of God’s grace through the lives of the characters. Complicated, but well done.Rating: