Review: Unexpected – Faith Sullivan
When she first moved to New York City, Michelle Rhodes never once imagined just how much her life would change. Determined to make her parents proud, she’s done her best to fit in at school while striving to be the best she can be. Sadly, not everything everything is hunky-dory. Never-the-less, she’s vowed to see things through the very end.
Her life takes a different turn when the twin towers are bombed on the eve of September 11. In the blink of an eye, she finds herself at a loss as to who she is, and what she wants to do with her life. The unimaginable pain she feels inside is something she can’t rid herself of, much to her parents chagrin. It’s not that she doesn’t want to. It’s just that she’s still reeling from the chaos of having been so close to the terrorist attacks.
Deep inside, Michelle feels as if she’s unable to cope with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. It’s hard to grasp just how many lives were lost that day. When she’s unexpectedly presented with a chance to make something of herself, and start anew, she begins to wonder as to whether she’s doing the right thing. It’s hard to pick up where she left off, but she’s willing to give things a try, none-the-less.
The fact that she’s not alone in New York helps her to move along. To live each day as it comes. Connor has been her rock, even if she won’t admit it to herself. He’s the one that’s kept her grounded amidst the chaos she calls life. Although everything seems to be going well, she hasn’t quite forgotten the events that caused her break down in the first place. If she’s to move on completely, and find the happiness that’s lurking just around the corner, she’ll need to confront the demons that continue to plague her at every turn.
Heart-wrenching and bittersweet, Unexpected is one of those stories that will touch your heart in many ways. While this is a work of fiction based on the September 11 attacks, everyone all around the world will vividly remember what happened in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania that day.
Faith was able to draw forth such emotions within the story itself that you find yourself vividly recalling what happened so long ago. I think she did a wonderful job in bringing forth a tale that will be read over and over by those of us who take a moment to truly open this book. Unexpected will pull you in, and keep you so engrossed in the story that by the time you get to the end you’ll wonder as to whether there is more. It’s that good!
One day forever changes the destiny of college overachiever, Michelle Rhodes.
Shattered, confused and alone, no one understands the trauma consuming her until she meets Connor Donnelly.
A native New Yorker, he believes he can aid in getting her life back on track. But what if he’s even more broken inside?
Offering her a chance at a fresh start, Connor convinces Michelle to move in with him. Hiring her to waitress at his bar, their mutual attraction only complicates matters.
As more details surrounding Connor’s past emerge, Michelle uncovers the full magnitude of the loss he’s trying to hide. Refusing to let her feelings for him hinder his recovery, she makes a decision that winds up hurting them both.
By sacrificing her heart, Michelle thinks she is helping Connor come to terms with his grief. Little does she know, Connor is gambling everything for the sake of having a future with her.
What happens is truly unexpected.
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