Before The Storm

Before The Storm

eBook - 2013
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Fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood is special. Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean. Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent - maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social - a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives - and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart. But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son - and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.
Publisher: [United States]:, MIRA ,, 2013
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ISBN: 9781459246058
1459246055
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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NanCcan
Jul 07, 2015

Characters each have something to learn (something to teach us) - even those who seem to be "perfect."
I enjoyed the book, though the story is stressful. The relationships between each of the characters are true to their roles in each others lives; that's the best way I can think to describe the complexities that are well thought out and contribute much to the story!
Now I'll read the "sequel," "Secrets She left Behind."

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ashleywalter
Aug 19, 2014

Have to admit not one of my faves. The story took a while to start and I found the characters to be very dull and lifeless.

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