I received an ebook of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Lana Campbell!
I want to start off by saying that this book has good bones. It has the outline of a great story. The actions and events follow each other nicely, and coherently. So, no issue there.
Where it gets sticky with me is with the characters. I didn't connect with them at all. I just didn't care about what happened to them. I found them a little superficial and two dimensional; they lacked depth. The main character, Mia, is quite religious, and I have absolutely nothing against that, but what bothered me is that she relied solely on it for morals. In a modern world, religion can be a guide, but not a rule book. (I apologize if I got too carried away there and offended people, but I felt the need to explain myself)
I felt as though Mia's daughters had exaggerated personalities that made the story less realistic. They would be overly stubborn, or impulsive, or judgmental. They have no filter, and that just didn't seem right with Mia, a very reserved person, being their mother.
There were also a few points in the book where there were comments that were made that made me frown and shake my head.
Anyways, all this to say that with a few character tweaks I would enjoy this story more, and that is my opinion.