Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters--in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp--one for troubled kids--Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?
~ I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I love Emery Lord's When We Collided and I was so excited when I heard about her new book and the wonderful people at Bloomsbury sent me a copy of the book.
I devoured this book in one day. It had me crying, which I expected, and it was a big ball of emotions. It was written amazingly, and I love how she writes how it grips you from the beginning and won't let you go until you've finished.
I kind of went into this story without knowing to much of what it was about and I think that was the best way. I immersed from the very first page.
In this story we meet Lucy. Her life is pretty good, she has a great boyfriend, faith and loves her camp job. Until, her mums cancer reappears.
Lucy gets a job at a camp for kids who have had a tough life. There she will realise a lot more about her life that she didn't know. She makes friends with her coworkers and starts to feel more unafraid. But, there are secrets, secrets that will threaten who she thought she is and where she came from. It will make her question everything she knows from her family to her faith.
I don't usually read books that have religion in it. But, that did not stop me from reading this one as it really brought the story together in the best way.
This book will break your heart and mend it-to only break it again. It is full of love, life, finding yourself and your faith and so much more.
Another brilliant book from Emery and I cannot wait to see what she writes next.