Thursday, March 12, 2015

Senseless Acts of Beauty

I just finished reading Senseless Acts of Beauty by LisaVerge Higgins.  Riley Cross has inherited Camp Kwenbook from her grandparents, Mary and Bud.  She left her job and husband to return to Pine Lake and the camp.  However, the camp is not doing well and Riley is going to have to make some hard decisions.
One day Riley discovers Sadie Tischler hiding in one of the sheds on the property.  Sadie is a young runaway (14) who is trying to find her birth mother.  Sadie’s adoptive parents are deceased and she has been living with her grandmother.  The grandmother, though, has dementia and is now being put into a home.  Sadie’s only option is to go live with her Aunt Violet (and husband who have four kids).
Sadie figured it would not be hard to figure out who her biological mother is in such a small town.  Riley who is adopted herself understands Sadie’s need to find out who gave birth to her.  Riley gives Sadie a place to stay while Sadie conducts her research.
Tess (Theresa) Hendrick grew up in Pine Lake with an alcoholic mother.  Tess’ father left when she was twelve, but Tess decided to stay behind with her mother.  Tess dealt with her home situation by getting involved with the wrong crowd, drugs, and stealing.  Tess left the area and became a trucker in North Dakota.  Tess has come to Pine Lake and the camp to keep an eye on Sadie.  All three ladies will go through a journey of discovery.  Senseless Acts of Beauty deals with relationships between mothers and daughters as well as how adopted children about their biological parents. 
I give Senseless Acts of Beauty 2.5 out of 5 stars.  I did not enjoy this book.  There is a lot of anger and teenage angst.  I found a lot of paragraphs were just unnecessary.  It is a book that leaves you unsettled and unhappy when the story is over.  I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I ended up just reading it to get through it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you for reading my review.  I finally have a new computer and I just love it (I have been having trouble with my old computer for weeks).  It has a touch screen!  I am currently reading Becoming His Master by M. Q. Barber.  Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading!

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