Book: Embrace Me
Author: Lisa Samson
When a "lizard woman," a self-mutilating preacher, a tattoed monk, and a sleazy lobbyist find themselves in the same North Carolina town one winter, their lives are edging precariously close to disaster . . . and improbably close to grace
First Line: It's amazing how good a priest looks when you've got nobody else to turn to.
I wasnt sure about this book. It seemed to start off slow to me, but somewhere in the middle, surprise kicked in & I was involved in the story. I dont want to give away any surprises - because it is what made the book for me...
& maybe you'll get it sooner - I'm a tad slow on picking up things - but it was a very cool twist in the book.
I loved the characters - Valentine & her fiesty attitude. As someone who had been bured, I especially related with her issues & how she felt. I also loved her "freak" (their words - not mine) partner who she helped. Such a sweet soul. I wanted Lella for my own friend.
You will love Augustine as you meet this tattoed monk & all he does - even with his grey dreads.
In the end, the story of forgiveness is all it took to win me over.
My Rating: 4 skeins