Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.
Adah spent her first twenty-five years with her family as part of a fringe religious sect. Her only contact with the outside world was through customers at their farm store. Then she met Julian, a photojournalist who'd come to document their lifestyle. They eloped mere days later and Adah was thrust into a completely new life as a wife, city-dweller, and an individual allowed to make her own decisions. But she has no idea who she is.
On her twenty-sixth birthday, Julian plans to fly home from an assignment to give her her first-ever birthday present. He's thrilled when Katherine Cramer gives up her seat so he can make the flight. But the plane crashes and everyone on board is killed, including Julian.
Adah is completely at a loss, with no friends and no marketable skills. When Julian's last photographs are published, her life errupts into chaos. She begins travelling-with Julian's camera for a companion-searching for answers to who she is and what she really wants.
Meanwhile, Katherine must live with the knowledge of why she gave up her seat-to extend her affair one more night. She recognizes her survival as a second chance to save her marriage. But is it too late?
When Adah's and Katherine's paths cross, they discover that there's still life ahead for both of them.
"Still Life" is a wonderful novel about the journey of two women in different lifestyles, the author digs deep into the soul of each revealing the fear, pain, the damaged ability to love again, and all that makes us who we are. Well written, thought provoking, emotional.
Well done Christa!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.