Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames--she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy's adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.

Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he's ever loved.

In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth--both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others--takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.


About The Author

Amanda Cox is a blogger and a curriculum developer for a national nonprofit youth leadership organization, but her first love is communicating through story. She holds a bachelor's degree in Bible and theology and a master's degree in professional counseling. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. 


My Review

I loved this read, full of heart tugs, and love, in all different forms.
Such wonderful characters, human, yes,  these people live their faith, and we walk with them as they go about their days and giving.
Even the title of this read resonates with me, as we shift effortlessly from past to present, and all the while we are page turning as a new born baby draws broken lives together.
If you read one book this year, you might want to choose this one, it is so good!
I could just picture Harvey, a man broken by life, and yet always there in the time of need! Pearl who has lost her loved ones, and then Miriam and Thomas, pastor and wife, facing fertility issues. In the end it is Ivy Rose God uses to meld these lives!

I received this book through Net Galley  and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

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