Title: The Stormchasers
Author: Jenna Blum
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Received: From Publicist for Review
Release Date: April 2011
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Who we are today comes from our past and the relations in our lives. That includes our siblings and families. In this story, Karina is searching for her brother, Charles, who suffers from bi-polar and has been missing for twenty years. His passion? Chasing storms. So, in order to find him, she chases the storms. In the process, she discovers more about herself, her family relations, and her heart.
This is a rather slow read as it is an emotional drama with no suspense plot or mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat. I say this because I easily sat the book down to finish dinner or answer the phone, but the story is well done so you want to go back to it quickly.
I really did like the storyline. The characters were unique and real with lots of depth. I also loved the fun banter between some of them making me want to know them even more and become part of the conversation. The story is laid out with the present at the beginning and then the middle third going back in time to the point where Charles disappeared and the history behind it. Then it comes back to the present and the culmination of the past having to be faced.
This is a great story dealing with the love of a sibling and how far one will go for that love. There is some language in it, but it is not heavy and can be overlooked. Just a few scenes had it in it and was there for the intensity it brought with it.
If you are looking for an emotional and deep dramatic read, this is a book you have to check out.
Note: I received this book from a colleague with no expectation of a positive review.
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