Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review - Twelve Houses by Olga Soaje

Title: Twelve Houses by Olga Soaje
Publisher: Creatspace
Publication Date: November 28th, 2013 
Paperback/Hardcover: 262
Genre: Women's Literature
Find it at: Goodreads 

Can anything good follow the best thing that ever happened to you?
Amelia Weiss loved her husband of thirty-five years very much, but now he’s left her a widow. Without him, she is unable to work in her sculpture studio without crying. She no longer has a bridge to her estranged daughter. And she can’t seem to keep her mind in the present.
But when her daughter reaches out asking for her help and her agent threatens a lawsuit if Amelia doesn’t deliver for an upcoming exhibit, she’s forced to make a choice. Will she reengage with her life and the people in it—allowing room for things to be different than they were before? Or, will she remain stuck in the past, choosing her memories over real-life relationships?
Thrust fully into the present, Amelia stumbles into a surprising journey of self-discovery

I have received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Twelve Houses but I definitely ended up enjoying the book.
After losing her husband Amelia’s life changes completely and she is forced to learn how to live and go on without him.
Amelia is the main character and she is forced to learn how to move on after a big loss. She has to learn how to deal with the people around her, including her daughter and decide how she wants her life to be.
Amelia has a lot to deal with and, even if I didn’t always agree with her I could understand her. Her struggles seem real as do her emotions.
All in all, I enjoyed Twelve Houses and thought it’s a realistic story about life’s struggles. The book is well-written and interesting,
If you are a fan of women’s literature you should definitely read this book!

Rating:   Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

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