Tuesday, October 2, 2012
book review: travelers rest by ann tatlock
Note: I received a free copy of Travelers Rest from Bethany House Publisher.
Travelers Rest is a sweet book about a young woman whose fiance comes back from war and is paralyzed from the neck down. Her fiance is placed in a VA hospital in Asheville, NC where she visits him almost daily. During her visits she meets and becomes friends with a retired doctor (and veteran) who lives in the community wing of the hospital. As you continue to read you see the relationship with her fiance play out as well as the friendship with the doctor and another new friend acquired at the VA, a blind lawyer who volunteers there.
The book is sweet and heartfelt and was a delightful read. It touches on some tough topics such as war and the aftermath on individual soldiers as well as their families, segregation in the South, loss and addiction. I recommend this book, it's just deep enough to feel like you are really connecting with the characters but not so deep that you are overly affected by their stories. I truly enjoyed it.