THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING
February 12, 2013
Rating: 4 Cups
Gretchen Brink has spent her life telling little white lies. Sometimes that is better than telling those you love a truth that would hurt them deeply. Until the day a freak tornado rips through Gretchen’s farm and deposits a man with no memory on her doorstep. As if that is not strange enough, Gretchen’s daughter chooses that moment to return home because she is pregnant.
Now Gretchen’s past is creeping up bit by bit. Gretchen’s daughter Abby believes the stranger is her long lost father, Sam. A father she never knew because he disappeared while on a mission trip in Africa before her birth. As impossible as this might seem, it would not be the first time something mystical happened on a farm known for being inexplicably tied to Sam’s ancestors.
The more Gretchen learns about the stranger, the more she begins to think that Abby might be right. Everything about him is familiar and comforting. He is exactly what Abby needs at this crossroads in her life. But if this man is truly Sam, the day he gets his memory back is the day he will expose every one of Gretchen’s secrets.
This intriguing story is set against a backdrop of Native American lore and mysticism. Readers will enjoy the fluid timeline as they sink deeply into the past and present of Ms. McBride’s characters. Perhaps the only disappointing thing about this unique book is the unresolved nature of the ending. Still, it is definitely worth picking up for the promise of an enjoyable afternoon.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More