About the Book
What makes us step back to examine the events and people that have shaped our lives? And what happens when what we discover leads to more questions?
Angelica Schirrick wonders how her life could have gotten so far off-track. With two children in tow, she begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her back home to Ohio. It pains her to remember the promise her future once held and the shattering revelations that derailed her life.
Can she face the failures and secrets of her past and move forward? Somehow she must learn to accept the violence of her beginning before she can be open to life, and a second chance at love.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
In the Context of Love begins with Angelica taking her kids to visit their father, Gavin, who is in prison. It then goes back to Angelica’s teenage years and how she met and fell in love with Joe, the love of her life. After Joe disappeared, her life was filled with bad choices: drugs, men, and finally an abusive relationship. When she’s finally had enough, she returns to her hometown and tries to straighten out her life.
This story reads like a letter from Angelica to Joe. It didn’t add anything to the story for me but it wasn’t distracting either. It was a fast read, though, and it flowed well.
In the Context of Love is filled with heartache, drama, and consequences of the characters’ choices. There are also a couple surprises along the way. If you like women’s fiction, you should get this book.
About the Author
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is a published poet and fiction writer, cynical optimist, fan of corgis, tea drinker, and wine lover from Michigan. Her poetry, short stories, and art have been published in more than fifty literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Clackamas Literary Review, Spoon River, and Permafrost.
She received a poetry chapbook award from Bottom Dog Press, and an MFA from the University of Southern Maine. Linda lives with her husband in southeast Michigan, where they spoil their grandchildren and then send them back home.
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