Published by Buddhapuss Ink LLC on September 8th 2015
Genres: Women's Fiction
Source: IBook Tours
I received this book for free from IBook Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Angelica had always suspected there was something deeply disturbing about her family, but the truth was more than she bargained for.After a devastating family secret derails every aspect of her life she is caught up in a whirlwind of bad decisions and wrong turns. Her journey of self discovery carries her backward as she once again learns to believe in love and the power of redemption.An intensely charged story about family secrets, love, and lust by debut novelist Linda K. Sienkiewicz.
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.” ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller Deep End of the Ocean
“Sienkiewicz’s powerful and richly detailed debut novel is at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey. In the Context of Love should be required reading for all wayward teenage girls—and their mothers, too.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of the National Book Award Finalist American Salvage, and the National Bestseller, Once Upon a River
“Absorbing, heartbreaking, compulsively-readable and insightful, In the Context of Love casts a hypnotic spell. This is story-telling at its best.” ~ Lewis Robinson, author of the critically acclaimed Officer Friendly: and Other Stories, and Water Dogs
“Takes you on a wild roller coaster ride through love’s lowest lows and highest highs, from dark acts of sexual violence to kisses that taste like freedom. In her boldly compelling narrative, Sienkiewicz captures her heroine’s harrowing journey with both compassion and passion…a wise, vivid and vital new voice in fiction.” ~ Elizabeth Searle, author of the Boston Globe Bestseller A Four-Sided Bed
“Sienkiewicz has written a love letter to the wonder and imperfection of everyday life.” ~ Marcy Dermansky, author of the critically acclaimed Twins, and Bad Marie
The story starts out with first love that starts great and is lost. After it is lost, a dark family secret comes to the surface. Angelica is left reeling without the support of who she think’s is her first love. The story follow’s her life as she deals with the grief and coping of betrayal that is generations old. A story that’s told to her first love. Will she survive the aftermath?
In An Oyster Shell – A provocative rhythmic prose that I would recommend to any women’s fiction fan.
The Pearls – When the book first started I was a little put-off from the style. It’s written has one big prose to the main character Angelica’s first love Joe Vedas. I didn’t think I liked it at first but by the end of the book it really worked. I read a lot of books and I have never seen anything like this. Kudos to the author.
The plot was tantalizing and so full of depth. There was one main plot point but many other sub-plots that were seemingly effortlessly weaved together. The characters helped this along as well. There were a lot of characters in that the book spans a long period of time. It was not overwhelming in the least.
The story was just beautiful. When I got to the end of it. I was so excited at the poetic symbolism of the title in context of the story. It was beautiful and left me squealing with excitement. Prose like this doesn’t happen every day. I highly recommend it.
The Sand – I wasn’t sure how I liked the POV directed at a character but in the end, it really worked.
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