Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review: AND THEN I FOUND YOU by Patti Callahan Henry

#Adoption #Forgiveness #Reunion #Secret

Title: And Then I Found You
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Length: 273 pages

About The Book:
Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.

She's made them before. Now it's time to do it again.

Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics.

It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she's filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?

When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it's time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts those from her past. It's time to act.

Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found?

Lynda's Review:

~ They'd talked. They'd summarized the past. What was left? The truth of course. ~

The book is crafted well with good dialogue that deepens characterization and moves the story forward. However, the story fell a little flat for me. I didn't find Kate's character to be all that sympathetic, so it was a little hard feeling any type of emotional connection. It does, of course, cover the elements of forgiveness, redemption, and starting over that inspires a lot of readers. Adoption and family reunion are key parts of this story that will add another layer of interest as well.

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