Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Red Journal Review

Flirty globetrotter Sybil badgers her friend Libby to travel along in seeking out the world’s “sacred places”—a monastery in Japan, a mountaintop in Africa, a mosque in Istanbul. Her footloose wandering far from family values costs her more than money.

But Libby can’t afford to travel, and she’s plagued by a different kind of restlessness. Grieving the recent death of the grandmother who raised her in their inner-city Minneapolis tenement now slated for demolition, Libby faces homelessness in both heart and habitation.

When Libby discovers a cryptic message from beyond the grave and an antique ring pointing to a mystery in an inner room of a mansion museum in North Dakota, she sets out on a quest of her own for the meaning of heritage and home.

My thoughts: This book is a difficult one to review, since I don't want to give anything away! The beginning sucked me in from the get go, with Libby having been dragged along on a trip by her flighty, well meaning friend who has decided to "help" her in the way she would be helped when dealing with loss: a trip. What Libby doesn't realize is that a trip is exactly what she needs to get some answers to questions that have popped up with losing her Grandma.
I had a tiny bit of a hard time following the story at times, since the reader is given snippets of information here and there. The good thing is, it all comes together in the end! The book is satisfying in it's conclusion.
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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