Matty Bell, artist, free spirit and Navy brat, had been a shell of herself for years, ever since she was raped as a teenager. She never told anyone and did a great job lying to herself about what had happened, to the point that she was living a stunted and lonely life. But finally, as an adult, she’s beginning to heal, through friendship, art, and love.
Though the subject matter is not light—in fact, it is at times raw and harrowing—the novel is uplifting and hopeful and I found myself cheering for the heroine as she found her way to a fuller and happier life. Her relationships with her sister, old friends, and the new love who comes into her life are nuanced and complex.
I recommend this book for readers who like inspiring stories that feel true to life.
About The Reviewer:
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her debut novel, Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel is now for sale by Curiosity Quills.
Learn more about Samantha and her work at http://samanthadunawaybryant.blogspot.com/