Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: House Broken by Sonja Yoerg

House Broken
by Sonja Yoerg

Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs.
Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship.
Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Kritters Thoughts:  Helen, Geneva and Ella - three generations of women narrate this story and I loved that each of them had a voice although Geneva took the lead most of the time.  In some books the teenagers and their story lines are minor, but somehow Sonja Yoerg gave the teenager's storylines as much weight as the adults and they intertwined so perfectly.  

I always say I love generational stories where you see that the decisions that your grandparents make will affect how your parent was raised and then in turn how you were raised.  I just love to read the trickle effect that happens in family dynamics.  

If you are weary of the "women's fiction" genre, this book has depth and not your soap opera drama!  I am officially a Sonja Yoerg fan and will be looking out for her next thing.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  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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