February 24, 2015

Review: A Thing Of Beauty by Lisa Samson

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The synopsis of this one just intrigued me, so I was thrilled to get a copy for review. And it was a really nice, thought-provoking story. It's quirky! Things didn't always happen like I anticipated. But that's the beauty to be found in this book. It's the quiet moments, and the characters, that get their chance to shine. I do love quirky and different characters, and this story has several of those. Which just made me happy because real life is full of people who don't fit in neat little boxes.

That's what I think resonated with me the most. How real Fia felt. The disconnect and the disarray of her life, and the vague ideas of where she wanted to go but the uncertainty of how to get there. I had this idea in my teens that by the time I hit "real adulthood" (whenever that actually is) I'd have life figured out. Ha! ;) And that's what Fia is dealing with. She isn't where she thought she'd be by the time she reached her thirties. And her choices have brought her to a place where she has to deal with them because they're affecting every other part of her life. She can't just ignore them and go on. It's the people she has surrounded herself with as well as a couple new ones, who help her to find her feet and what direction she wants to walk in. Speaking of which, I loved Josia! He was precisely who Fia needed in her life, even if she takes a little while to realize it. And he's just awesome!

This is more of a contemplative story. We spend a great deal of time in Fia's head and there isn't tons of action or romance. But somehow it worked for me. Fia's story is one that I won't forget and I enjoyed the journey to finding her miracles even in the midst of rain! :)

**I received a complimentary copy from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.


"Just knock," he said. But I can't. I'm not sure he'd hear me anyway.
Not even twenty-four hours and he's already living up to his word of making some improvements. I pictured him rolling on a coat of paint. Sure. But this is a tool thing, and tool things mean a lot of work, and we only do a lot of work on things that are important to us.
Maybe this house is important to him.
Or maybe making things beautiful is important to him, and where he is doesn't matter in the least. Or it all matters.
The man is a mystery.





2 comments:

  1. Oh, I think I saw this one on Booklook, too! The cover is intriguing enough in itself, and after reading you're review (and looking over the synopsis again) I'm even more interested. :) I love characters with depth and unique but realistic qualities.

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    1. I've seen several reviews from people who didn't really like this one, but I was really happy I read it! It's definitely a bit different and quirky as I said, but the journey Fia goes on just resonated with me. I hope you enjoy it, if you get the chance to read it, Serena! Do let me know what you think. :)

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