New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has written her most gripping and poignant tale yet. Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence.
An angry, bitter amputee.
An optimist losing her eyesight.
A dying kid.
A suicidal thief.
Four people with nothing in common but their destination.
Despite having narrowly escaped death’s clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It’s only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.
What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again… can he learn to love again?
He’s about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can’t decide whether she wants to live or die.
They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love.
And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all.
The hard truth about sunshine…
Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Michelle / Scandalous Book Blog***
This is the first book I have read from Sawyer Bennett and from what I can tell this is completely different to anything that Sawyer has written before. This book really hits you ! Its full of life's sensitive issues that people struggle to deal with never mind discussing and sharing with others. Its full of raw truth and honesty. Four people dealing with life changing and traumatizing issues is the only thing that brings them together. Four different characters that you are going to fall in love with and want to protect with everything you have!
They all met at a group therapy session and are thrown together on a " bonding" road trip which soon turns into something none of them expected. This trip forces their vulnerability out into the open and the emotions that go with this are heartbreaking and makes you re-think the simple things in life that we are all guilty of taking for granted.
This book made me feel every emotion going , you will laugh and cry with them through out their journey. There is so much more to this story and I could write forever if i went into each adorable character but I don't want to give out any spoilers ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! Credit given to Sawyer for a well written emotional story.
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