Before the Storm

Before the Storm

Book - 2008
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Laural Lockwood's 15-year-old son Andy is "special". She lost him once through neglect, but is determined to make up for her mistakes. When she allows Andy to attend a local church social she is terrified when the church is consumed by fire. Andy survives and saves other children as well. Initially Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero but when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son, and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2008
ISBN: 9780778325413
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 20 cm


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Jul 07, 2015

Characters each have something to learn (something to teach us) - even those who seem to be "perfect."
I enjoyed the book, though the story is stressful. The relationships between each of the characters are true to their roles in each others lives; that's the best way I can think to describe the complexities that are well thought out and contribute much to the story!
Now I'll read the "sequel," "Secrets She left Behind."

Aug 19, 2014

Have to admit not one of my faves. The story took a while to start and I found the characters to be very dull and lifeless.


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