Monday, January 16, 2012
Solomon’s Oak is a lovely novel of three wounded people who find each other. Glory is a recent widow in her late 30’s that is trying to keep her head above water financially while also feeling buried by grief. Juniper is a fourteen year old who has been abandoned by her father after losing both her mother and sister. She is in foster care and living with Glory. Joseph is a wounded former police officer who is trying to recover from a horrific injury.
The three find each other and form a type of family. The story is moving, frustrating, and terribly realistic. It takes place somewhat locally and it’s fun to read about places I know of and that are part of my community. I can’t say that I love the story or was blown away, but I will say that it’s good. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s slow moving and emotional which can be frustrating for me if I’m not in the right mood! I do recommend this book though. The characters will stay with you.