The “author’s importance information-please read”, found in the front of this book made the hair on my arms stand up and shivers go down my spine. Do not skip this section, as Ms. Symonds wrote, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
Author Charlotte Symonds has created a novel in Until One Day, which grabs you immediately and does not let go. In this emotionally charged story, you will find 4 strangers who end up at the same place on Christmas Day 2011 and whose lives have intersected during the days prior. Each has an emotional tale told as they search for answers and resolutions; get out the box of Kleenex you will need them.
You will find Sydney newly dumped wife deep into depression and despair, Patrick newly widowed and grieving in every fiber of his being, Sister Georgiana who never forgave herself for past sins and secrets, and Christa a young child running to the house of God in search of answered prayers.
My review of Until One Day follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING AND DEVELOPMENT:
I didn’t start crying until I got to chapter 2 as I found Sydney a strong independent woman who lost her way for a season, but you know she will come out the other side whole and fighting. But in chapter two when we meet Patrick, the grieving widower, the tears started and didn’t stop even after I finished the book. Author Symonds has created a book filled to the brim with emotion; injustice, sadness, depression, joy, friendship, family of blood and non-blood, love, miracles, and faith in God.
Ms. Symonds’ characters are masterfully developed and believable. Ms. Symonds created 4 people with varying stories and created a complete and cohesive story-line. She skillfully wove the many threads together as we find each in some way has impacted the other.
The plot never lagged or slowed and it will keep your interest and emotions at high peak. The ending is one in which you say: “ah, that was so good and what an ending”. As the author wrote:
“It was impossible for them to be aware that they were witness to a miracle; and that miracles do happen, and especially on Christmas.”
This is an outstanding tale of love and miracles which you will not want to miss.
UNTIL ONE DAY RECOMMENDATION: 5 STARS
I highly recommend this book. Author Charlotte Symonds’ talent is evident; her writing style is refreshing and clear. This is a solid skillfully crafted book suitable for anyone that likes a clean, well-written story-line. Well done, Ms. Symonds, well done. I loved this book and will re-read it again and again.
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