Sunday, June 15, 2014
Book #54 Read in 2014
Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Tom Putnam is an English Professor at a small college. His wife, depressed for years, dies in a car accident. Tom begins to see that this, while being a horrible event, is allowing him a second chance in life. He becomes drawn to Rose, the campus bookstore manager. Unexpectedly, a small boy, Henry, shows up in his life, supposedly his son from an affair a long time ago. However, when Henry arrives, it becomes quickly obvious that there is no way he can be Tom's biological son. This does not stop Tom, Rose and Tom's mother-in-law Agnes from quickly caring for the boy and wanted to incorporate him in their lives. But this is a little more complicated than they expected.
This novel is well written. The characters are interesting and complex. The college campus setting is a nice, cozy one and lends itself well to the happenings in this book. I recommend it. I received this book through the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.