Independent Book Reviews: If the Ice Had Held by Wendy J. Fox
A Quick Review for Busy Parents, by a Busy Parent.
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Synopsis: Lives are complicated and entwined after a secret pact is made within a family that involves an unplanned pregnancy and a death. Jumping from past to present and told from different POVs, we learn more about how the birth and death impact many lives, all within a small Colorado town.
Genre: Literary Fiction
Hook: A Death, a Birth, and Many Secrets
Fun Fact: Wendy and I have Slacked, DM’d, Tweeted, talked on the phone and emailed, but have never met in person.
Full Disclosure: Wendy is also published by the amazing Sante Fe Writers Project. I spent my own moola on this book though, and ordered it via Indiebound.
Time of Year to Read: Winter, for that extra broody and chilling effect.
Would I Recommend This to Other Busy Parents: Yes, it’s deep, intricate and touching.
Similar Reads: On the Road with Del & Louise by Art Taylor. The writing in If the Ice Had Held also reminds me of Ann Patchett.