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Friday, January 3, 2014

The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White

Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief…until he's forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie.

Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters.

As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other's only hope—if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love.

The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypool White is an extremely emotional and poignant read. The various storylines converge into an incredibly powerful story of healing that has left me breathless and in awe. It is
an engaging and thought provoking story that pulls you in and make it very hard to do anything else. I love a book that makes me stop and reflect on what is most important in life and The In-Between Hour will make you do just that.This book for me was about how do you deal with living when your grief just makes you want to die? How do you allow yourself to be happy when you have lost a loved one?

As in life, there are no simple characters in this novel, each is layered and flawed, but all are beautifully crafted by the immensely talented author, Barbara Claypole White. I would highly recommend The In- Between Hour.It will appeal to all readers who have had to deal with loss and grief. Also to those who just love a beautifully written novel with wonderful characters and will leave you with emotions that will linger long after you have closed the book.

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