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Posted March 23, 2012
This is the second novel I've read by author Emily Sue Harvey who is a Southern inspirational author from South Carolina. This time, Emily Sue delves into a subject so many parents are now dealing with--grown children struggling with drug addictions and still living at home. The following is from Emily Sue Harvey's book Space:
"Now, in Space, Emily Sue delivers us a deeply moving story of a family on the brink. Dan and Deede Stowe have worked for years, planning and saving for their idyllic retirement years. Just when they finally are about to realize their dream, their adult, recovering drug-addict daughter, Faith, moves back in with them and everything changes. Their "miracle child," complete with druggie baggage, upsets the tranquil balance of the Stowes' existence. Private romantic moments evaporate. Faith's endless needs intrude hour by hour, devouring their finances, their emotions, and most crucially, their space. In turn, Faith finds herself bereft of everything she cherished most: her health, her marriage, her child, her family, her reputation and, most of all, a space to call her own.
"Amid chaotic challenges, all three battle to find peace with each other, a harmony that doggedly eludes them. For the sake of family solidarity, each is forced to sacrifice elemental components of self, until desperation turns them one against the other. Will love be enough to turn the tide? Is it strong enough to warm again hearts grown cold?
"Space is a vivid, candid, and life-affirming story from a masterful storyteller of the heart."
This is a revealing book about the agony experienced behind closed doors of a household where drug addiction swirls. I would recommend this book for any parent going through these issues with their children.
I can't wait to choose my next read from Emily Sue Harvey's growing book shelf of novels!
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