Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Earth's the Right Place for Love by Elizabeth Berg


 

This beautiful new novel by the beloved author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep tells the story of two young people growing up in Mason, Missouri, and how Arthur Moses, a shy young man, becomes the wise and compassionate person readers loved in The Story of Arthur Truluv.

Nola McCollum is the most desirable girl in Arthur’s class, and he is thrilled when they become friends. But Arthur wants far more than friendship. Unfortunately, Nola has a crush on the wrong Moses—Arthur’s older brother, Frank, who is busy pursuing his own love interest and avoiding the boys’ father, a war veteran with a drinking problem and a penchant for starting fights. When a sudden tragedy rocks the family’s world, Arthur struggles to come to terms with his grief. In the end, it is nature that helps him to understand how to go on, beyond loss, and create a life of forgiveness and empathy. But what can he do about Nola, who seems confused about what she wants in life, and only half aware of the one who loves her most?

Full of unforgettable characters and written with Elizabeth Berg’s characteristic warmth, humor, and insight into people,
Earth’s the Right Place for Love is about the power of kindness, character, and family, and how love can grow when you least expect it.
 
About The Author
 

Elizabeth Berg is the author of eighteen novels and has more than 1.5 million books in print. Her novel, OPEN HOUSE, was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Berg lives near Chicago, Illinois. Visit her at www.elizabeth-berg.net

 

My Review


 A story that takes place in small town Mason, Missouri, when America is getting back on its feet in the aftermath of WWII. Arthur Moses is a young sixteen year old high school student as we begin, and in a way is living in a dysfunctional family.
There is a bond between the brothers, Frank being the oldest, is full of advice to the younger brother. I loved how young Arthur embraced what his brother told him. Especially, when it comes to dating and courting.
For Arthur there is one girl, and one girl only he is interested in Nola, and we journey with him down life's roads. There is some sweet romance, broken hearts, and new beginnings, and a page turner for answers!
A book that will linger with you long after the last page is turned.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Random House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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