Book Review: Bond of Love by Amy Suzanne Review

What have I been reading over Christmas break?  Bond of Love by Amy Suzanne caught my interest.  What is my review of Bond of Love by author Amy Suzanne?

Quick Summary of Bond of Love by Amy Suzanne.  As a picturesque mother and wife, forty-one year old Avery Richards seems to have it all. Married to a successful veterinarian named Noah and mother to a spunky daughter named Kara, her life is far from awful but she is stuck. With the recent move of their daughter, who has just flown the coop for college, this story examines the deep and often-tumultuous bond between mother and child and the lengths we are willing to go to, as mothers, to sacrifice our own happiness for the ones we love.

As we watch Avery walk through her ‘new’ way of daily life, without her ambitious and stubborn child around to mother any longer, we are given a very unique opportunity to tip toe in the front row of their lives, from three very separate views. We will see life as it plays out through her mature and motherly eyes, through Kara’s young and sheltered heart, and then through ‘someone else’s eyes’ that has a vested interest in them both.

As Avery’s well-hidden web of lies come crashing down in an unexpected way, her secrets that she’s safeguarded for years will threaten to rip her peaceful world apart, as well as the world of the ones she loves most. As readers, we will watch how ONE single choice can alter everything. Each character will then be forced to examine what the true meaning of love and forgiveness means to them. Every gamut of emotion will be explored: humor, sadness, love, joy, betrayal, hate, and forgiveness.

Bond of Love will leave you pondering the age-old question: How well do YOU actually know the ones you love most?

Bond of Love requires a little patience for reading.  I found myself confused in the first several chapters of the book as the author visited between her main characters.  All were written in the first person and were written so similarly that I had a tough time distinguishing between the characters.  The text is loaded with detail--but, because I was sometimes confused about which character I was reading, I think I missed a lot.  I did have hope for the book, so I kept reading (although not in one or two sittings as I usually do).  The plot of the book did develop and the characters became distinct once I finally caught on to the writer's writing style.  Be patient as a reader--the book is not an easy read--but, is worth it once you fall into the flow of the story.

The secrets and mystery of Bond of Love did have slight twists.  While the storyline is somewhat predictable, there were still a few slight twists as the author developed the book.  Once the story takes off, it will keep readers turning the pages. 

Would I recommend Bond of Love by Amy Suzanne?  Bond of Love is a good book--but, it's not always easy to follow.  I really enjoyed the second half of the book--and I think readers with a love of family secret style mysteries will really enjoy the book as well.  It requires a little patience early on--and maybe some re-read chapters--but, it is worth the read for those interested in the genre.

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Meet the Author:

This is Amy’s second published work, the first being a memoir written exclusively for her children. As a former second grade teacher, and long time professional photographer, she has been writing and filling journals since she was young enough to hold a pencil and form words. Although writing brings her to a place of solace and joy, her most ambitious and fulfilling job in life thus far has been being a mother. Married for nearly two decades now, she and her husband share four daughters, who fill their lives with amusement, love, and drama daily. It is her lifelong goal to preserve her family’s history through the written word, pictures, and the human touch of love.

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