Review: Only Love
|April 23, 2014||Filled under Uncategorized||
Previously, I’ve read three Garrett Leigh books and thought they were fantastic. This one makes four.
Leigh has the rare ability to portray flaws, physical, mental and emotional in her characters, without making her characters weak. Instead, through her MCs, she shows the strength that comes from living with adversity. To make the picture even bigger, the author shows how strength can be both a help and a hindrance. In Only Love, strength–and pride–gets in the way of healing and of accepting love. To move ahead in life, to be a part of a relationship, means being brave enough to let go of being strong.
The struggle to give in and be vulnerable makes this story poignant and page-turning, and real. This book isn’t about tugging on hearstrings in a melodramatic way. It’s about surviving, and then learning to thrive, in a world of war that is so harsh and violent and full of shades of gray.
Garrett Leigh is firmly on my auto-buy list.