Book Review: Here and Again

May 30, 2014

in Books

Here and Again by Nicole Dickson

Here and Again will be out June 3, 2014.

Deep in the Shenandoah Valley, the present and the past are as restless as the river mists. And when they collide, the heart is the only compass pointing home.

For nurse Ginger Martin, her late husband’s farm is both a treasured legacy and the harbinger of an uncertain future. Since he was recently killed in Iraq, every day is fraught with grief that won’t abate. Keeping the farm going and nourishing her children’s hopes without him seems as impossible as having dreams for the future—or going back into the past….

By a curious coincidence, a stranger appears in Ginger’s life, always showing up to help in unexpected and much-needed ways. He says he’s a soldier, lost and trying to make his way home, but Ginger understands that Samuel is a kindred spirit, longing to repair a life interrupted. The challenges of their hopes and longings will test who they really are in the most heartbreaking of ways. And only by coming to terms with their losses and the necessity of change will Ginger and Samuel be able to each make a future of their own—and discover at last where their true home lies….

This is the classic story of girl looses boy in Iraq War. Girl meets boy from Civil War. But this isn’t so much a romance as it is finding your own way. It is ultimately a story of perspectives.

This is a good summer read. It is light, but has substance. It is full of sadness, but it is removed from that sadness by time so you won’t be boo-hooing at the beach. It also play with the idea that time might exist all at once, but not in a way that is hard to follow. It will just make you think a bit and keep the story interesting.

3 Stars

0 stars – terrible
1 star – skip it
2 stars – ok
3 stars – enjoyable
4 stars – amazing
5 stars – life changing

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