Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Air We Breathe Christa Parrish

About the Book:

New from the Winner of ECPA's Fiction Book of the Year

Seventeen-year-old Molly Fisk does not go outside. She's ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist-town museum she and her mother run and call home. Yearning to live free but unable to overcome deep wounds from her past, she stays hidden away. Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew six years ago changes everything.

Six years ago, newly single Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell. Only in the unique friendship she strikes up with a young girl--a silent girl who'll only talk to Claire--does she see the possibility of healing. But one day the girl and her mother vanish, their house abandoned. What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding a life anew?

My Thoughts:

This MUST be the year for exquisite contemporary fiction!  I fell in love with Christa Parrish and her gift for storytelling long ago, but this novel captured my heart in the early pages and held me hostage until the final page.

To watch Molly be held in the grip of fear was rich and painful and powerful.  I so wanted to take her by the hand and pray over her, to see her set free.  She is vivid and real and enchanting...and so trapped.

Claire broke my heart as well.  While Molly was unable to go outside, Claire is unable to release the past.  Both are connected through a tenuous thread, so fragile that a breath of air could sever it.

And watching Molly's mom, Louise, as she saw...oops!  Almost gave a huge part away...but let me just say, I could SO relate to her fears.  All three women are amazing and you just want to hug them and tell them it will be all right, praying over them through page after page of struggle.

Don't even get me started on the wax museum theme!  Both cool and a bit creepy, but totally fit into the story.  You'll never be able to visit one again without thinking about Molly, Claire and Louise...I guarantee it!

What a story!  I received an advance copy via NetGalley from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.  Do not miss "The Air We Breathe"...it just might set you free.

Happy Reading!



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