It's always a little scary to read a book by a debut novelist. You have no idea whether you'll like it or want to throw it across the room. We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels is the beginning of a new writer:reader relationship for me. This is the stuff I want to read. This book. Perfection. History interwoven with today, three different eras combined to share one compelling story. I have never gasped or said, "Oh wow!" so many times while reading a single book. Incredibly well written. Engaging. Deep stories with characters I ached with and loved with. It's set the bar pretty high for my reading list this year.
Current racial tensions collide with Civil War era and the 1960's. Story is set in the Detroit area and seeks to find secrets that have been buried with time. But family secrets and sins have a way of coming out.
This is one I can highly recommend.
This book provided for review by Revell.