SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013:
BLOG TOUR STOP IN THE FORM OF A REVIEW FOR “HE BELONGS TO ME” - A NEW, HEARTRENDING NOVEL BY THERESA RIZZO
I am proud to be hosting today’s stop, in the form of a book review, on Theresa Rizzo’s Blog Tour promoting her new novel, “He Belongs To Me”.
“He Belongs To Me” is a refreshingly pleasant read packed full of emotion from cover to cover. I was not sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but it quickly drew me in and held me riveted throughout. I found it to be very well written, which is something I don’t find too often in today’s offerings.
Catherine Boyd has had her share of heartbreak and struggle in her young life. Yet she is determined to create a successful and happy life for herself and her young son, Drew. At times the odds have certainly seemed insurmountable, but Catherine has an indomitable spirit of determination. Married while still nearly a child herself to escape manipulative and abusive parents; her marriage seems doomed from the start when they put themselves in care of those same parents. Thomas, Catherine’s vibrant and caring husband; is the target of his in-law’s dislike and power plays. After accusations made by Catherine’s mother concerning the sudden death of Thomas and Catherine’s fragile infant son; Thomas has very little choice but to break away from the poisonous atmosphere created by Catherine’s parents and try to get his life back on track. While, in truth, he is abandoning Catherine and their remaining infant son; he must put a distance between himself and the tragic events that have just transpired. He has been accepted in a prestigious university program and has determined to set a course to future security.
Catherine, in the meantime, succumbs yet again to her parents’ manipulations, and unknowingly signs away her parental rights to her son, Drew. Believing they have she and her son’s best interests in mind, she lets her father talk her into completing her education thousands of miles away from their Chicago area home while her parents care for her son. Her parents’ treachery and true intentions are discovered immediately upon Catherine’s graduation, just as she prepares to make a home for herself and her son and launch into her new career to support them. Now Catherine finds herself facing a dark chasm, where she must face her deepest fears and confront them head on. She must re-open wounds from the past causing a great deal of pain to herself and those she loves. She must face her husband once again, as she cannot regain her son without his support and she cannot face life without her son. With their turbulent past under scrutiny, will they be able to overcome the overwhelming odds and hurdles to regain custody of their son? Is there any chance they can heal the deep hurts from the past and have a loving relationship again; is there any chance at all for them to renew their marriage and regain custody of Drew; to be the loving family that they had always wanted to be?
This story is bound to tug at your heart strings as you live through the turmoil and pain that Catherine must face in order to redeem herself and her family. It won’t let you go until the final pages reveal the denouement to this touching and emotional saga.
I definitely recommend “He Belongs To Me” and look forward to reading other works by Theresa Rizzo.
Thank you for joining us on this stop of the Blog Tour for Theresa Rizzo’s “He Belongs To Me”.