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Book Review of The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.

Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.

In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.

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My Thoughts

A powerful novel of family love.

Wow, I wanted to read this book since I first saw the cover and description, I was nervous though since this book was from a debuting author, it is a dual-timeline, and the blurb was somewhat vague on what happened in the book.

The instant I picked up The Edge of Belonging I was sucked into a story of redemption, of love, and of hope, Cox used a level of skill that is impressive in a debut author to show a touch of how God loves us through the lives of Harvey, Pearl, Ivy, and the others.

Dealing with hard topics such as suicide, abandonment, homelessness, foster care, and more The Edge of Belonging will truly have you on the edge of your seat.

I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


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