Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Road to Tomorrow" by Mary Metcalfe Book Review

I finally finished the book!  You can enter the giveaway and read more about the book here.

Road to Tomorrow (Look to the Future, #3)Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book dealt with a topic that many people don't like to talk about--PTSD.  I knew that this was a problem, but I had no idea how bad it could be and the way it affects soldiers.  I only thought that soldiers came back and harmed themselves.  I didn't know how much they could wreak havoc on their family, and this book showed this in great detail.

The other thing that really got to me in this book was the fact that Andrea finally made the decision to divorce her abusive husband.  I came out of a very bad marriage, but the abuse I experiences was emotional rather than physicals.  Whenever I read stories about physically abusive husbands, I am reminded why I divorced my ex.  I always say I got out before anything could happen, and I honestly don't know how Andrea could have stayed married as long as she did.  I don't fault women like her--I think the author covers the guilt and the feelings that women like this deal with in these horrible situations.

I love the fact that Andrea comes into a small town with her family, and she even falls in love.  But I have one little criticism in this area.  All too often, I feel, women jump into a relationship when they come out of an abusive relationship.  I did, too.  In fact, I was essentially dating someone before my divorce was final.  Andrea goes further than this and begins a physical relationship with a wonderful man before her divorce is final.  I would have loved to have seen her wait because I believe a waiting period for these kinds of things is a good idea.  I realize this is just a story, but I wish that Kyle and Andrea had taken it slowly.  Thankfully, things seemed to work out for all involved.

What I do like is the story, the characters, the setting, and the fact that a real issue is dealt with from many different perspectives.  I believe that author did a magnificent job of getting her point across and told an amazing story.  There were no bedroom scenes, and the profanity was extremely minimal.  Overall, a solid story with a great message!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. So glad you connected with this book, Ruth. Thank you for joining us on this tour and for cross-posting your review to Amazon and GoodReads!


  2. 5 of 5 stars. Great review. It sounds like a must read.


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