#WOTR2016 #Review – penance. (Böhme #1) by Sarah Buhl



Demons of past mistakes haunt her. Mistakes of past demons haunt him.

Strangers cross paths every day. Moments are shared with a smile — the opening of a door, a nod of hello, or help with directions. Most don’t listen to that quiet intuition telling them that something different can be found in this stranger. There is connection and understanding in their eyes. There is truth in their smile. There is an entire life waiting to live. What happens if that intuition isn’t ignored and strangers begin to listen?

It happens every day, someone, somewhere, chooses to listen, and love begins.

This is the story of two strangers who made that choice.

Haunted by the passing of her sister and believing she was the catalyst to cause it, Hannah Anderson lives a walking death. Afraid to embrace life and burdened by guilt, she refuses to accept more than just getting through every day. She believes she doesn’t deserve happiness.

Consumed by anxieties and self-depreciation from childhood, Wynn Hawthorne shelters himself from the world. Content to live behind his camera and within the quotes that comfort him, he avoids people. He holds himself back from experiences because people always disappoint.

Together they learn that their pasts do not define them and that forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world to accept.



Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Wynn and Hannah did not have an easy life both have demons they are hanging onto. Hannah refuses to get close to anyone punishing and blaming herself for the past.  Wynn finds comfort in his art after what he went through as a child. He is not trusting and keeps his distance from others.  I so wanted them to find happiness.

This was slow for me in the beginning and I had to push through to finish but was well written. I didn’t feel I got enough information to fully connect with Wynn and Hannah but enjoyed their story. There is not much dialogue between the characters (and I am a dialogue person, I love communication) but more or what is going on in Wynn and Hannah’s minds.

about the author

Sarah Buhl

Sarah Buhl. Sci-fi expert. Self-professed TV and IMDB guru. Gamer. Dreamer. Mother. Wife. Friend. Author of novels.

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