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Finding Refuge

Finding Refuge - Lucy Francis I love losing myself in mindless chick-lit, but every once in a while, I need something with substance. Something real. Lucy's books, both Mending Fences, and this new story fit the bill very nicely.

The two leads both dealt with addiction within their families, and even though the situations are different, Andri knows exactly how to help Travis see how to help himself before he loses his grip completely. Nothing is pain-free for either of them, but reading about how they overcome adversities together is what makes this book both real - and joyful.

I tore through it in one sitting, which isn't unusual for me, but in this case, it was necessary. I even shed a few tears.

I identified personally with the issues in Mending Fences, but while I had no experience with the trials in Finding Refuge, I still felt as though I could bond with the main characters.

I found myself thinking about how nice it would be to hear more from Rachel and/or Ian, and what a great treat it was to see that a story about Rachel is in the works! I can't wait to read it.

I'm almost sorry I read this so quickly - it just means I'll have to wait longer to hear more from Lucy Francis. Thank you Lucy, for gifting me this book - but I would have purchased it in any case. Well worth reading - I urge anyone who wants to read something heart-wrenching and just plain real to give both of Ms. Francis' books a go.