Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Color of Home by Rich Marcello

I won this book from a Goodreads, first-reads giveaway. I would like to thank the author for the signature and publisher for the copy.
I really enjoyed this book. It started off a little slow for me but after about 50 pages, it started to take off. When you start the first chapter, you kind of just get thrown into the middle of this story. I felt like I was missing something or thrown into the middle of a conversation. After a couple chapters, you kind of get what's going on and I'm glad I stuck with this book.
This is about a couple who meet, Sassa and Nick, and how they seem to want to be together at the wrong times. They both have a troubled past filled with death and loneliness. It's part of the reason they are so attracted to each other. Sassa is convinced that she needs to experience more to find the "whole" of herself and makes this game plan to never stick with a relationship more than a year and always on the move. This is what happens after a year with Nick. So the rest of this book is of them living their separate lives, with no contact, a year at a time. Each year, they are both at different places in life and it turns out they just are never on the same page. Finally, when Sassa is ready to be with Nick, he is not ready to be with her. This continues their separation.
I actually really loved how these characters went through so much and always knew what they wanted. It's funny how timing just sometimes never works. There was some spiritual elements to this book as well and a lot of reflection. It was crazy to see how things just work out and sometimes the truth is staring at you in the face.
This was a great story and I'm so glad I was a winner! I will be reading more from this author!

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