A New Review! Through the Cracks

I’m excited to be a part of one of my most-admired authors’ January Book Reviews collection! D. Wallace Peach said the following, about my latest novel, and you can find the original review post featuring Through the Cracks along with several others HERE.

Through the Cracks by Sheri J. Kennedy

Lydia is a teenager dealing with the aftermath and trauma of her father’s overdose death and her own suicide attempt. Her mom keeps a controlling eye on her as they both plod toward recovery. Then Lydia falls through the cracks – physically – of a door into the shop neighboring her mother’s store. There she meets and befriends Audrey, an older woman with experience and wisdom who sees the beautiful light inside Lydia and helps her see it as well.

The paranormal aspects of the story enhance and give visual affirmation to the healing power of connection. They also support the story’s pace by facilitating interactions that would happen more slowly in a world without “magic.” In essence, though, this is a story about love, healing, choices, trust, and the power of meaningful human connections. It suggests that caring for others is a way to find value, meaning, and light inside us.

I liked all the characters and connected with each of them, particularly Lydia and her mom who share the POV. There aren’t any villains in the story, but there are flawed people who make mistakes and struggle through the consequences. Their personal and interpersonal challenges resonated, and their story arcs were gratifying. A beautifully crafted story about growing up, healing wounds, and choosing love. Highly recommended.

About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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6 Responses to A New Review! Through the Cracks

  1. Reblogged this on Reality With a Twist ~ Books and commented:
    Another great review! I’m so pleased people are finding this quietly launched book and loving what they found…

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  2. Thanks again for sharing the review and I hope you bask in the glory a bit, Sheri. It was a great read. 🙂

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  3. Clare Pooley says:

    What a lovely review, Sheri! Congratulations!

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  4. Thanks, Clare. So nice to ‘see’ you!

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