by Robert Burke Warren
My Rating 4.5 Stars
Publisher: Story Plant
Expected publication: March 8th 2016 by Story Plant
Hardcover: 270 pages
Available from: Amazon
His rock star days may be behind him, but stay-at-home dad Grant Kelly's life is getting more interesting by the day. It's the beginning of the post 9/11 era, and he and his wife and four-year-old son have traded a New York City apartment for a Catskills farmhouse, where ghosts from the past, worries for the future, and temptations in the present converge to bring about drastic changes in their marriage, their friendships, and their family. A gorgeously nuanced novel with unforgettable characters, PERFECTLY BROKEN is a story of human frailty, the endurance of the heart, and the power and possibility of forgiveness.
Perfectly Broken by Robert Burke Warren
Life after the words “I do.” Grant Kelly finds the reality of life when the fairytale happy ending doesn’t come bursting with hearts and flowers, sunshine and dreams fulfilled. A has-been rocker, now a stay-at-home father, Grant faces his life, the life he has built with his wife and son as they leave the familiarity of their urban apartment for the country living of the Catskills. This is their story, as seen through Grant’s eyes, from the arguments filled with anger to the revelations that maybe this is their happily ever after and they just refused to see it. Life is full of changes, pitfalls and soaring happiness, but is it worth it without the love of family and the day to day trials of making it all work? Will the ghosts of the past haunt them mercilessly or will they find redemption in the life they are building together?
Meet the quirky characters in the Catskills, and watch the antics of a four-year-old boy who often seems get what happiness and is all about. Feel the emotional and mental struggles of this couple as they attempt to settle into a foreign way of life and overcome their past demons. Robert Burke Warren has written a powerful tale that pulls readers in from the start. Perfectly Broken is a masterpiece about life, getting past the pain and earning trust and closeness once again. With wonderful attention to detail, Mr. Warren has created a tale that will last within your heart long after the last page is turned.
I received an ARC edition from Story Plant in exchange for my honest review.