I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A House Divided by Donna Hill
Published by Dafina on June 27, 2017
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Families always have secrets. And secrets have the power to heal—or hurt. Now beloved author Donna Hill's enthralling novel explores the wrongs we do for the right reasons, and the ways we struggle to reconcile the truth.
Journalist Zoie Crawford had to leave New Orleans to finally make her own life. Her grandmother, Claudia, inspired her to follow her dreams—just as her mother, Rose, held on too tight. But with Claudia's passing, Zoie reluctantly returns home, where the past is written in the lonely corners of the bayou and the New South's supercharged corridors of power. And there she discovers a stunning, painstakingly kept secret—one that could skyrocket her career, but destroy another woman’s—and change both their vastly different lives, for better or for much worse.
After the death of her grandmother, Zoie Crawford knows that it is finally time to go back home. She was very close to her grandmother – so it’s only right that she pays her last respects. But it’s taking every bit of strength she has to return to her hometown, because of the strained relationships that await her. One of the strained relationships Zoie is trying to avoid is the one with her ex-fiance, Jackson. The chemistry between these two was so explosive – that I had to fan myself a few times while reading this book. During her visit, Zoie uncovers a secret that will not only shake the core of her family but destroy the career she has built.
This story stirred me to the core. I could relate so much to Zoie’s reluctance to go home, but there comes a time in life we have to face the things/people we are trying to avoid.
Author Donna Hill hit it out of the park with her new release, A House Divided. A House Divided touched on subjects such as family secrets, love, forgiveness, growth, and facing our truths. It’s not only a fast-paced read, but it’s a book that I believe will connect with readers on many levels.
Reviewed by: Orsayor