If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept.
Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only thing keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.
Interrupted is Rachel Coker's debut novel.
To be honest, I was never one for Historical Romance - or rather, I'd never been interested in trying it. But this book shocked me, and not in a bad way.
It took me a bit to get into it, but when I did, I enjoyed every page. However, as enjoyable as it was, I could definitely tell that the writing was that of a first book. The first 82 pages were spotty, jumping from scene to scene, place to place.
The main character, Alcyone Everly, was very realistic to me. She had bursts of anger, sadness, and in the end, happiness. It frustrated me, however, when she wouldn't tell the people who cared about her how she truly felt, but that was just part of the story.
The next 165 pages were intriguing and enjoyable, though it was much to short and, once again, spotty to span the three years that it covers. Had the years been stretched out - just a little - in pages, then it would have been less spotty, but it is what it is.
All in all, I found this book a thoroughly excellent and enjoyable read and I am glad to say that Interrupted was the first ever historical/romance novel that I have read and I will anticipate my future re-read of it.
I give this book 4 of 5 stars!
4 of 5 stars
Note: I received this book, free of charge, from Zondervan's Z Street Team in exchange for an honest review.