Thursday, August 24, 2017

Path of Lucas - Susanne Bellefeuille

Title: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured
Author: Susanne Bellefeuille
Pages: 350
Published: 2015
Genre: Fiction
Edition: Paperback
Source: I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

 Lucas Clarkson is a simple man, a family man, and a hard working farmer's son. From a small town in Eastern Ontario, the author, Susanne Bellefeuille, brings us on Lucas's journey through the trials and tribulations of his life. Lucas's path is not as simple as the man he's portrayed to be. From the days spent working on his dad's farm to becoming a successful mechanic, with a genuine heart and his incredible strength, Lucas faces many difficult decisions. The choices he makes may be the difference between realizing his dreams and keeping his family together. (via Goodreads)

When I received The Path of Lucas, I didn’t know what to expect.  What I did find was a heartwarming story between Lucas and Isabelle, characters based on the author’s parents. 

Starting with Lucas and Isabelle’s courtship, the book navigates through the numerous choices that Lucas has to make between his own personal dreams versus the responsibility for his family.

While there is heartache, struggle and sadness, there is also happiness, love, and the devotion that one finds in Lucas and Isabelle’s life journey.   Life isn’t perfect, but the fact that they have each other seems to be all Lucas and Isabelle need.  By the end of the book I found myself crying a little bit.
Even though I enjoyed the book, there were a few criticisms that I had with the book.  The first one being that the author needed a better editor.  The reason for this was that the dialogue seemed to be silted, as did the transitions. The language seemed too simplistic and if there had been a decent editor, I believe that the grammar would have been much better than it was.  Another criticism I have was that there was no indication as to what time period the story was in and took me a bit to clue in. 

Bottom line:
Overall it was a good book, despite my reservations about the book. 
Rating: 2.5/5

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