Tuesday, October 9, 2012

After the Snow Falls by Carey Jane Clark - Review

3.5 Stars!
What do you do when your own child is diagnosed with CANCER? All you can do is wish it were yourself instead, then after getting over that shock, you will do anything and go to any length to find a cure for them, which is exactly what this character does.  
She heard of a possible cure at a clinic in Mexico, so she went there by herself, but the clinic she was looking for was not there any longer. This part of the book disappointed me quite a bit, as I thought her husband or another family member would have gone with her, or she should have allowed someone else to go along with her to help her check the clinic out, etc., but it was her decision to go on her own. As I read along, I had the feeling as if this character was frozen and didn't know where to turn next, which anyone who is in a foreign country would feel. She does end up seeking out other clinics, and runs into a woman who happens to know a lot about these clinics in Mexico. She explained most of them are come-ons and do not have the cures they advertise, and in fact some have been shut down. 
This part of the story was a dead end, which I think could have been written a better than what it was. As I was reading it, it felt like it was a dead end and it did not add to the story what it should have added, or what the author wanted it to add. I think the author was trying to get across is what I just mentioned, that if our child were diagnosed with cancer, we would go to the ends of the earth to find that magic cure for them, but I just could not feel enough of a closeness with this character to come away from the story with it. I can't quite  put my finger on it. Something was missing.
After she returned from Mexico, her son gets worse. Family members mend old hurts and wounds, then her son insists that in order for Jesus to heal him and make him better, she must make up with her father. Hmmmm? I'll leave the rest for you to read!
I don't feel the story is a 4-star, but it is not a 3-star either. I wish they would allow us the halves! I give it a 3.5!
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After The Snow Falls by Carey Jane Clark
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