Saturday, December 13, 2014

"Book Review of" Stillwater Rising by Steena Holmes

Title: Stillwater Rising
Author: Steena Holmes
Year: ©2014
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Pages: 262
Genre: Fiction
Format: ARC;Paperback
Sources: Booksparks
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing


After losing her son in an elementary school shooting that devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself unable to settle back into her role of perfect stay-at-home mom and committee organizer. Meanwhile, her best friend, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to keep the town together, and Charlotte’s husband, the school principal, may not be the hero everyone thinks him to be. As they try to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte find themselves at a crossroads—within the town and within their friendship. For Jenn, broken and grieving, there is no going back, and she demands that the school be closed so that she can bury the past. Yet Charlotte is equally desperate to hold the town together, fighting the school closure and helping the shooter’s mother regain her place in the community. Jenn and Charlotte’s relationship is put to the ultimate test as each weighs her own interests against the bonds of their friendship.

            "My Thoughts"

Storyline: It was very touching. The story reminded me so much of "Sandy Hooks". I felt so touch by this story I teared up a lot. The story is very moving but also depressing .

Characters: I, cannot say that I understand what the mom is going through. If that were suppose to happen to me I would indeed react or feel the same way. Often times, some people go threw that cruelest things at life and it come so sudden "What do we do"?
Mood: Of course my mood was sad. But it had a meaning along with the message of this book. At one point I was a bit depress and I couldn't handle the tears coming from my eyes. I had to walk away but the book kept calling my name.
Writing Style/Captivation:  To ask a question like that shame on you.(5/5)

            "Steena Holmes"

With a passion for storytelling, Steena Holmes took her dream of being a full-time writer and made it a reality, writing her first novel while working as a receptionist. She won the National Indie Excellence Book Award in 2012 for her bestselling novel Finding Emma. Steena currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. She likes to celebrate completing each new novel with chocolate.


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