Title: Athena (Newport Ladies Book Club Series) Author: Heather B. Moore Publisher: Covenant Communications ISBN: 9781608619443 Series Blog: NewportLadiesBookClub
About The Book:
Athena is a self-proclaimed bachelorette—it’s better that way—no one gets hurt. But when tragedy strikes, Athena realizes friendship and love is the only way she can pull through, and she must, for the first time in her life, risk opening her heart.
The Newport Ladies Book Club series is unique in that each Newport book is written from the point of view of a different woman in the book club. The first 4 books cover the same time period and the same book club meetings. But only with reading all 4 books, will you learn the whole story of each of the women and her full character journey. Think of it as a parallel series, not as a forward-moving series.
I liked Athena. I appreciate how the characters are developed. After reading Daisy (another in the series) I wondered how different authors would describe overlapping events. I like that each character is written by a different author, and it feels like each character as their own style, its a genius idea. I am so impress that the authors could accomplish this.
The stories occurred around each other, but you don’t need to read one book to read another. I don’t think you need to read them in any order either.
As for the plot itself, I like how Athena goes about her need to change. It isn’t really a man, or her mom, but sort of a compilation of things all happening in quick succession. I love that one letter from her father immediately changes her perspective on life and how she treats him. The only sad part was that I wish that topic was developed a bit further. I understand that she found out some information, but its very vague and non descriptive for something that is that involved in the plot. I guess I like the nitty gritty details rather than the innuendo.
Thank you to Covenant Communications for providing me with a copy of the book to review.