Nov 242010
 

Heath’s life sucks.

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He’s been suspended from school. His mother ran off a few years ago leaving he and his father. Dad has become a hate-filled drunk. Oh, and his grandfather – his only grandfather that he doesn’t remember meeting – has died.

Well, maybe some good will come out this – maybe his dad will get enough of an inheritance to pay the bills and write a decent book. Or maybe he could just work instead of writing and wasting his time and money on rejection letters.

But no, the stipulations of his grandfather’s will state that Heath and his father must spend the next three months running ‘The Sleeping Inn’ in order for it to be passed to them with the rest of the inheritance. Can they make it another three months without hating each other?

My Thoughts

This was an awesome book! I’m going to have to buy it for CJ! I’m not always into non-romance themed books but this one was completely powerful – it shocked me so much I had to check again to see if I’d been wrong when I’d seen it was intended for teens. Yet, I won’t have any problem handing it to my 12 year old and knowing that it’ll impact his life.

The lives and relationships of the father and son seemed so utterly real to me that I felt like I was Heath and dealing with his problems, frustrations, and hurts. The hardest part for me was that the story ended.

Rating: A
Buy or Borrow: Buy

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review.

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  3 Responses to “Review:Thanksgiving at the Inn”

  1. A fantastic review. I don't read YA but after reading your review of this book, I might have to just to see what the ending was.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Great review. I was just eying this one.

  3. Gina,
    Thank you so much for reviewing my little book. Glad you enjoyed the spirit in which it is intended. It is a great book for 9-99 and has taken on a holiday life of its own. It such a thrill to hear families reading it together and reconnecting with the holiday. I hope it will serve as a calibration point for what is truly important… the love of family.
    Sincerely,

    Tim Whitney

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