Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review: The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White

The In-Between Hour
by Barbara Claypole White

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief…until he's forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie. 

Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters. 

As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other's only hope—if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love.

Kritters Thoughts:  Quite the dramatic book!  And completely focused on characters, so with only a little action, this book took a lot of concentration!  Will is a famous author and Hannah is a veterinarian living in North Carolina.  The setting and Will's occupation are the two things that drew me too this book and kept the book going for me.  

To read about the process of a big time author and how a reading slump can occur was very interesting.  Although I have no desire to be an author, I find their lives to be intriguing as to how they find their inspiration and spend countless hours developing an idea into a full novel.  I enjoyed reading about Will going through writer's block and how personal events in an author's life can affect their craft.  

With quite a few family members with mental illness and other drama, this book wasn't light-hearted in the least.  The characters were dealing with some heavy things and it may have been the timing of when I read this, but I found it to be overly heavy and hard to continue reading.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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