STORY LINE THE HOUSE OF THE SOUL BY ANNIE DAWSON:
Author Annie Dawson’s novel, The House Of The Soul, an intense thought-provoking novel of discovery and self-validation, will grab the reader in the first paragraphs. Ella Casey’s life is humdrum and very ordinary. Raising 2 boys, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and loving; what happened to the up and coming woman working with the Peace Corps? Once upon a time, Ella had big dreams and ambitions? Ella will set out on a journey of discovery when she travels to her best friend Teri Flores’ home for a Peace Corps reunion. Teri is Ella’s opposite; she is rich, famous, and accomplished. What will Ella find on her journey of discovery? Will she find answers in the past and will her future become clear? Can Ella reconcile the life she has with the life she wants? Grab a seat, my contemporary women’s fiction book reviews of The House Of The Soul by Annie Dawson follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
First let me say, I found The House of The Soul an enjoyable and entertaining novel. Filled with discontent and the desire for more, the readers drawn into Ella’s life as Dawson detailed her journey. Drawing on life experiences, Dawson skillfully wove the many story-lines together to form a cohesive novel. Also, Dawson gives the reader an in-depth look into the Peace Corps and how it functioned in Africa.
Furthermore, Dawson skillfully portrayed the doubts, fears, and insecurity Ella felt as the reader follows Ella’s journey of discovery to its conclusion. Everyone has at some point in their life where they wished for a different life, as well as, wishing they made different decisions in the past; Ella faces decisions which will forever define who she is. This is a thoughtful look at what really matters in life. Riches, fame, fortune, are they really what is important? Dawson skillfully shows the reader feelings, goodness, family, and love, trump all the riches and fame one can garner.
In concluding my contemporary women’s fiction novel review of The House Of The Soul, I found a solid book with believable well-developed characters. Also, the pace of the book was smooth and steady without bogging down or lagging. Filled with life questions and insecurities, Annie Dawson motivates the reader to think and evaluate their own life.
THE HOUSE OF THE SOUL RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
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