Friday, June 24, 2016

"Beautifully Unfinished" by Beverley Hollowed


"Even as she said the words, she knew in her heart she was lying. She hadn't moved on. If she was honest, she wasn't sure she ever would. She couldn't bear to be touched, couldn't bear to let anyone close to her, and being back in River Springs just made her feel weak and vulnerable again. "......

The story begins the night Lucy Chance has her life destroyed by Trent. An end of football season,high school party, that turns into her nightmare. Not everyone believed her. River Springs is a town not likely to forget or forgive. They turned their backs on Lucy that night. The worst were those that lied about her. 

Nine years into the future Lucy has a career that she is successful at. A photographer in New York City, she's made her circle small. An incident back home brings Lucy back to town. A town she hoped she'd never have to see again. Now she'll have to face the boy she left behind, Riley,  the one who saved her, Tucker, and the one who ruined her life to start with, Trent. There will be the people who didn't help when they should have. How will she deal with all of them?

Lucy's dad is recovering from a gun shot wound received in the line of police duty. She really had no choice but to go back. Told back and forth between that night and now. 

Can Lucy rebuild her life to include love? Will she let her past continue to ruin her future? Her friends may be her saving grace. What a great ending!

I loved this story. I love this author. I've read other work by her, and she never fails to amaze me with her well written stories and characters you can't help but love and cheer for. Once you start the story you won't be able to put it down. You won't be able to leave it "Beautifully Unfinished."

Thank you Beverley Hollowed.