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When Annelise first met Trek you knew he was who she should have waited for, he adores her for being her. And there are times you want to take her by the shoulders and shake her pointing out the obvious. But it is noble trying to save your marriage, after all if she could have a child all will be just fine.
I loved this book the characters love them or hate them, are real well rounded, you can get a grip on who they are, I love well written characters. The story is one you could hear easily coming from a friend, you know it is common, and yet the story and the characters make you feel their lives and situations.
This book is a great read and I would highly recommend.
*Spoiler Alert*. Given to Fly is compelling with characters you love or love to hate. It was an emotional journey of pain and loss, healing and love. Annalise is a young woman molded since birth into a role of traditional womanhood-good girl, wife, and mother. But as she follows the path pushed on her, she discovers her true self is not that woman and dropping an F-bomb is not the end of the world. The men in her life have hidden agendas, her father, her husband, and Trek Blue. Some of these agendas are detrimental (she's fat but she's a good cook) and some beneficial (Trek as he cries when she tells him about her fear that her husband is having an affair and the pain he feels for her). I loved the wisdom and unconditional support of Elenii Blue as she gives her the example of how Annalise's family should support her and her younger sister Charity who has her own challenges to face. Every woman on the journey of self discovery needs an Ellenii in her life.
I would highly recommend it and am looking forward to more books by this author.
First the technical aspect. It was a bit slow paced for me to begin with, but soon sped up with the abundance of different situations that came into play throughout the story. Once it started moving, it flowed along nicely. The editing was spot on. That, for me, is a huge plus as I tend to get caught up on editing mistakes. The characters are very well-developed and I had a clear idea of who they were and who they became by the end of the book.
Now, the grit of the story. Montgomery has taken a myriad of real life situations and intertwined them into one amazing read. Everything from self-worth, religion, family standards, morality, and body image cross these pages. She has also fantastically conveyed strong emotions through her words and as a reader, that, is par for the course.
The story of Annalise is one that I know many women can connect to on so many levels. Challenges that we face daily are brought through this story with humor, conviction, and emotion. There were definite messages brought through story, most of which I agreed with, that capture how very gut-wrenching life can be.
Montgomery has written a page turner and I'm sure to read more from her.
I won't spoil this review with my usual plot summary. Do yourself a big favor and READ THIS BOOK. You'll smile, cry and cheer at the absolutely perfect ending. This was my first book by K.L. Montgomery; I'm starting Green Castles today. Superb authors are a joy to find, especially when they employ excellent editors and proofreaders to create a truly delightful reading experience.
Five shining stars surrounded by dozens of those shimmering, iridescent butterflies!