Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tea & Read: Return To Love

Title: Return to Love
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Rating: Two cups of tea

Return to Love is Betsy St. Amant's first novel and she's off to a good start. It's the story of Gracie Broussard, a girl who has her past come back and visit her big time, in the form of Carter Alexander. He broke her heart and years later, shows up at the aquarium where Gracie works as a penguin keeper.
I think one of the greatest part of this book is its themes. It speaks to grace and second chances. Haven't we all looked at our past with regret and wondered what our life would have been like if we'd made different choices? Gracie's story is a great example on how to handle our pasts (since we all have them) and how to have a clear perspective on the events of our lives. This novel shows that even though we have things in our pasts that we are not proud of, they shape us into the person we are.
Of course, St. Amant gets cool points for Carter being a cute musician (second in my heart only to a cute cowboy). Another twenty-four hour read. Looking forward to reading more of her writing.

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