Of Stillness and Storm, By Michele Phoenix
“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”
It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.
My Thoughts: I’m normally super into romance novels, but when I was given the chance to review Of Stillness and Storm by the publisher I was extremely happy to get it. While it seems like it’s going to start out like all the other, in a beautiful setting (this one being Nepal) and working for the greater good, it’s quickly seen that isn’t the case. Going through the main character Lauren’s person struggles with her, is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. You’ll get very attached to this story.