Monday, October 14, 2013

Losing it All

Author: Marsha Cornelius
Published: 8 March 2013
Pinky's rating (out of 5): 4.5 Dragonflies

Book Description
Frank Barnes is content living on the streets of Atlanta. A soup kitchen and a makeshift shanty sure beat his days as a POW in Vietnam. But Chloe Roberts can’t handle the eviction that sends her into the hell of homelessness. With no family or friends to turn to, Chloe and her children are sucked into the traumatic world of night shelters, and dangerous predators.

When they bump into each other at the soup kitchen, Frank offers Chloe a glimmer of hope that she can pull her life back together. She rekindles his lost sense of self-worth by taking his mind off his own problems. But they will not meet again until Frank is riding high as a working man, and Chloe has hit rock bottom.

By helping Chloe rebuild her broken life, Frank banishes the demons from his own past. Unfortunately, the past comes strolling back into their lives, threatening to destroy the happiness they have finally found.
 
My Thoughts
Having friends who run an organisation that assists homeless people in my area, I have heard many stories similar to those of Frank and Chloe. In the world we are currently live in, there is a very fine line between being comfortable and being destitute.
 
Losing it All is a beautifully written story about two people who through circumstances over which they have no control, find themselves in a place that could quite easily happen to any one of us.
 
There is a wonderful character progression as Frank and Chloe grow and learn lessons that enable them to cope with the things that happen to them.

At times I found myself so drawn into their story that it seemed as though they were sitting in my lounge room, telling me their story over coffee (and what I wouldn't give to bitch slap Duane over the back of the head!)
 
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, and will look forward to reading more from this author.
 
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