Review: Return to Me by Taylor W. Law
Return to Me
Author: Taylor W. Law
Publisher: TWL Publishing
Publication: October 14, 2015
Genre: Adult, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Finding herself means losing everything she knows…
An empty-nested southern woman has her life turned on its head after an encounter with a young student from halfway around the world.
~A novella inspired by true events ~
Jill Edwards is just now learning the true definition of an empty nest. With her only child deployed in Iraq and her husband always gone on business, she finds herself often alone and awfully bored. Worse, it’s getting harder and harder for Jill to relate to the other housewives of Faithville, the little Christian college town she calls home.
Luckily, salvation comes in September.
Every year, Jill gets her only glimpse outside of Faithville when Faithville University welcomes its international students. This year, when one of these students moves in across the street, she’s surprised to find herself unusually drawn to the intriguing, athletic young man from half a world away.
As their unusual friendship develops, Jill discovers parts unknown within her soul – wild desires never before entertained. Awakening her long dormant hunger for life seems to be exactly the thrill she needs, but she soon finds herself on a journey that not only challenges her faith, but life as she knows it.
Return to Me is inspired by true events observed and experienced by the author during a pivotal tenure in rural North Carolina.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much this novel affected me and practically made my heart cry for what it’s worth. I was moved and was definitely pulled into this unique, brilliantly done novel. I rarely read Adult fiction but this novel compelled me right from the start.
Return to Me paints a portrait of a small town named Faithville where a Christian College called Faithville University was built. Jill, a dedicated housewife of University staff Dave and the mother of Lena, thought her life was dull because of the simplicity of the place she’s living in. A woman who is usually being left behind by her husband who constantly travels, she found it hard to stay and settle around because of her desire to go out and spread her wings. Until she met the young and handsome college lad named Sean, her perception about her life meaningfully changed…
A novel inspired by true events, this book has a melancholic tone and it deals with a strong subject matter that centers family dynamics. It’s an unlikely story about marriage and infidelity– one that breaks the readers’ hearts and makes everyone realize the importance of keeping the family relationship stronger.
It was a nice experience for me getting into this book without any expectations because it surprised me in the end. It had my emotions wrapped around its fingers and it wrenched my heart because of the harsh reality of life. This heartfelt, captivating, and moving debut novel will definitely glue on my mind for a long time.
(I was given a free copy of this book by Taylor W. Law in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!)
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