Author: Anastasia Vitsky
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars
Come out to your family, or we’re through!
Sick of playing “roommate” for the sake of her girlfriend’s religious, tight-knit family, Audra issues an ultimatum: Tell your family, or I move out. After all, Audra’s family supports her and loves Ciara as a second daughter. Why would Ciara’s family be any different? Audra’s tired of hiding the reality of their lives. She puts Ciara first, so why can’t Ciara do the same?
Caught between her family and her girlfriend, Ciara resents being forced to choose. She tries to keep the peace by accepting her aunt’s endless blind dates and comforting her mother who care for Ciara’s dying grandmother. How can Ciara shatter her family by forcing the truth on them? How can she face life without Audra if she does not?
Agonized and at her wit’s end, Ciara receives an unexpected spirit visit that asks her hard questions. Does love require self-sacrifice? How much can she give up without losing herself?
This was just such a moving and touching short story of a woman who struggles with the idea of coming out to her family.
Ms. Vitsky is so poetic with her choice of words. They are so powerful, meaningful, elegant and emotional. Even though the parts of the story were full of angst and turmoil I felt securely wrapped in a cocoon of the soothing prose.
I could not stop thinking about this story even well into the next day. The tenderness in Ciara’s words and thoughts the morning after her fight with Audra, Audra’s willingness to give Ciara time, all spoke of a deep loving bond neither were willing to give up on.
If you are looking for a book to make your heart swell and your eyes cloud with gentle, happy tears this is just the book for you. This is by far my favourite of Ms Vitsky’s books and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with me.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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