Today, I’m featuring someone else’s book review instead of one of my own. Ann Chiappetta is the author of Upwelling and Follow Your Dog. You can click the above titles to read my reviews of these books. I think I may have found my next read. Here’s what Ann has to say about The Return by Nicholas Sparks.
I found this book, The Return (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) by Nicholas Sparks, entertaining but not quite emotionally riveting. I felt Trevor’s character was a bit flat in places. Perhaps it was the author’s intent to present Trevor as a bit aloof and underwhelming but I found his character lacking somehow. It was like the author scripted Trevor after reading a PTSD treatment manual. The author described, in much detail, Trevor’s behavioral protocols like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I felt it waded in the weeds of treatment nomenclature and distracted from the story contextually.
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New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.
3 thoughts on “The Return #Reblog #Friday Fun Reads”
This is interesting to me, Abbie. I find PTSD very fascinating, but I do understand the comments about the character.
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Well, I’m not going to make any comments until I’ve read the book. Thank you for your feedback.