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.