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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GHBT- "Just About Healing" by Victoria Escobar- Review

Book Info-
Title- Just About Healing
By- Victoria Escobar
Genre- NA Contemporary

My sister was my lifeline, my beacon, my North Star. I could rely on her, depend on her, turn to her when the world was just too hard to face. She could depend on me for the same.

I laughed with her; cried with her; rejoiced her success; and part of me died with her too. I lived for her, loved no one greater than her. Without Savannah, I had no one to turn to, no one to share my soul with. My other half, closer than twins we were, was just gone.

Grief broke my soul and crushed my heart to dust. I didn’t know how to put the pieces back together. I wasn’t sure I even want to without her. How could I live knowing she would never share anything with me again?

Time, supposedly, heals all wounds. I don't believe that. But I do know there are other ways to heal. I just had to find them.

Just About Healing by Victoria Escobar is a new adult contemporary novel about two sisters, Grace and Evelyn, the bestest of friends who grow up trying to survive their thieving mother until they're old enough to leave home. The sisters are very close...

Skip forward. Grace is killed in a freak accident and Evelyn takes all the blame on herself, like any older sister would. She starts shutting everyone out in her grief and in turn internally destroying herself. So she flees the country to discover herself once again.

I was actually very pleased with this novel. I've been a fan of Escobar since Of Gaea and I can honestly say her writing has matured so much. I found Evelyn very easy to relate to and her mourning period was very realistic. I didn't once feel like she was behaving poorly or impulsively. All the other characters had great depth and the imagery was fantastic. I was very impressed!

This is a fantastic read about loss and finding yourself when you feel you're trapped in the darkest places. There is a slight romance aspect but nothing major--I would even recommend this to younger readers as there is very little adult content. This is a great stand-alone novel!

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About the Author-
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in New York. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.


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