Window on the World

I am a wife and mom of two grown children (who can't seem to move out) and two furbabies. I write about my family life, as well as causes that are dear to my heart, with recipes every Wednesday and book reviews every Friday. My favorite genre is historical fiction.

Ivory - F.M. Sherrill

I was initially turned off by the opening chapter of Ivory.  The book starts fairly violently, which I was not prepared for.

But after the conflict, the healing begins.  Ivory is kidnapped by the Lecs and learns that everything she has grIvory book reviewown up believing has been a lie.  How the truth is revealed to her and how she deals with that knowledge make up the remainder of the book.

I consider myself a fairly empathetic person, which made this book an incredibly difficult read.  Time and time again I felt hope along with Ivory, then had my hopes dashed.  I felt the anger and betrayal she could not seem to put aside even when she knew they were misplaced.  I felt as if my heart had been ripped out of my chest, kicked around the room a few times and put back dirty.

My greatest hope for this book was in a happy ending, but instead I got a cliffhanger.  To say I feel hung out to dry right now would be putting it mildly.  I smell a sequel, or at least, I am begging for one.