Author: Angela Pisaturo
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Veronica Wheaton allows her tragic childhood, growing up with a bipolar mother, to color her view of the world, and subsequently, applies that view into her journalistic reporting. All goes well for her, until she makes a major mistake in a news story, and it nearly costs her the job that she loves. Veronica goes through a painful ego let-down and almost self-destructs. Then there is the shocking revelation about her long-lost father and the secrets that her family kept hidden, that throw her further into darkness.
If not for the annoying, bible thumping weatherman, who recognized her pain, Veronica would have never found healing for her woundedness, and the love that she had been searching for all her life.
Reviewer: Eva-Joy Schonhaar
What this book needs is a good editor. There were so many typos, poor punctuation, and bad grammar that it was hard to 'see' the story and the characters through all that distraction. I do believe that the author has a heart for the hurting and wants to give hope through her stories, but the impact would be much greater if the book was edited.
Veronica, the main character, was horrible in the beginning and while I wanted to root for her as she changed and grew, the character development felt rushed. The message of the book took precedence over the story and the characters. Flashbacks were staggered throughout the book, but they were introduced clunkily and only served to reinforce the book's themes, not give greater insight into the characters. Since I'm a very character-oriented reader, this book didn't hold my interest as much as I'd like.
The only character I truly liked was Brent. He had an interesting backstory and seemed the most clearly drawn of all the characters.
Overall, the story and characters didn't grip me and the poor editing was highly distracting. This author has potential, though, and I do hope she continues to improve her craft.