Posts Tagged ‘Patchwork of Me’
After reading Patchwork of Me, my list of authors I want to be stranded with just got longer because I’m adding Allen. Honestly, when I come across books like this it’s like my world gets a little bigger…a little brighter…so much better. Yes, I am gushing, because I loved loved loved this novel.
Sara Butler is in her 30s and having strange dreams. In them she is a man suffering a loss. She has a wife. She once had a child. She lives on the East Coast. In reality, she is a single woman in Arizona whose best friends are two gay men and an emotionally cautious woman.
She’s spent months in therapy lying to her therapist because she’s not comfortable sharing that she grew up a foster child. She continues a toxic sex-only relationship. But the dreams persist. That all changes when she is hypnotized and realizes she witnessed a horrific act as a child.
Needing to find out who she really is–and was–sends her on a cathartic journey to reclaim her past and ensure a healthy future.
This book flows like magic through the story that is Sara’s journey. As someone who went on her own adoption journey to find my roots, I found Sara’s story to be spot on. The need to know outweighs the need for emotional safety. Discovery doesn’t mean a pat story and an end, it is the beginning of the rest of your life.
Allen has a marvelous voice. The pacing is smooth, moving through event after event that makes Sara need to know herself.
I truly hope that we get more of Sara’s story. Because the ending leaves us wide open for more!
Do yourself a favor and get this novel. This is what reading is all about–a great story that stays with you long after the final page has been turned.