Emily Sue Harvey’s work touches readers in profound ways. Coffee Time Romance called Song of Renewal, "a must-read book for anyone doing a little soul searching." Of Flavors, Black Diamond’s Book Reviews said, “I loved everything about this book! This is just an all around excellent book that is sure to bring memories back from times when life was a lot more simple.” And, in speaking of Homefires, The Book Tree said, "Emily Sue Harvey has now become a new favorite author for me after reading this book."
Now, in Space, Emily Sue delivers us a deeply moving story of a family on the brink. Dan and Deede Stowe have worked for years, planning and saving for their idyllic retirement years. Just when they finally are about to realize their dream, their adult, recovering drug-addict daughter, Faith, moves back in with them and everything changes. Their “miracle child”, complete with druggie baggage, upsets the tranquil balance of the Stowe’s existence. Private romantic moments evaporate. Faith’s endless needs intrude hour by hour, devouring both their finances, their emotions, and most crucially, their space. In turn, Faith finds herself bereft of everything she cherished most, her health, her marriage, her child, her family, her reputation and, most of all, a space to call her own.
Amid chaotic challenges, all three battle to find peace with each other, a harmony that doggedly eludes them. For the sake of family solidarity, each is forced to sacrifice elemental components of self, until desperation turns them one against the other. Will love be enough to turn the tide? Is it strong enough to warm again hearts grown cold?
Space is a vivid, candid, and life-affirming story from a masterful storyteller of the heart.
Once again, Emily Sue Harvey has created a work that is so emotionally moving. I have read several of her books and have yet to walk away from one feeling like my life wasn’t changed in some way.
Her characters are incredible. She not only shows you their strengths and weaknesses, but she allows you to feel their hopes, dreams, and sorrows. You can’t help but going along on the emotional roller coaster with them.
If you read any of her books, be prepared with a huge bowl of ice cream and tissues next to you. You will definitely need it!
One thing that I like about Emily Sue Harvey is that she is not afraid to tackle some of the deeper darker subjects. In this book, she takes on addiction. She shows how well-meaning families can enable the addict without even realizing they are doing so. She shows the struggles to overcome the addiction. She takes you into the deepest recesses of the human psyche until you feel you are on the brink yourself. Then she pulls you back just as you are teetering on the edge.
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