(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
Being the daughter of missionaries, Josie grew up in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. At the age of sixteen, she’s starting to question her faith as she feels more connected to her rosary and Catholicism than she does with her family’s strong Baptist beliefs. While finding herself keeping more and more secrets from her family, she comes to realize that she’s not the only one keeping secrets and her own might not be the worst.
This book pleasantly surprised me! At first, I had a difficult time seeing where the story was going to go but I was drawn into it not too far in. At first, it seemed quite innocent with Josie’s only summer worries being about boys but the more you read, the more you see the depth of the plot. There were many secrets being kept and the book was about self-discovery in terms of faith and being true to yourself even if that faith might not be the same beliefs as others. You can see the inner struggle that Josie goes through right up until the end of the book. At the beginning, we’re told that something tragic will happen so part-way into the book, the story was just so uplifting that I had completely forgotten what was said in the first chapter. At that point, I loved these characters so much that I was hoping and praying for something else to happen and that there would be a plot twist. I won’t be saying if there was one as you’ll have to read and see for yourself! I loved the author’s use of foreshadowing and the actual meaning behind the title!
This was a wonderful book that I would definitely read again.
This book deserves a 5 out of 5 feather rating!