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April 19, 2018

We Own the Sky by @LukeAllnutt ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

We Own the Sky is a sensitive and beautifully written debut novel about the death of a child. Yes, it's sad and yes, you will shed some tears but the feeling after I finished the book was not sorrow but a feeling of love, forgiveness, and hope. This book shows how far parents will go to protect their children and it's a book that I won't soon forget.
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We Own the Sky
April 2018; Park Row; 978-0778314738
audio, ebook, print (368 pages); women's fiction
Rob, Anna, and their son Jack have a perfect life. Both parents dote on their son and he is the center of their lives. Jack and his Dad frequently explore London and Jack loves to take photographs of tall buildings. When Jack begins to lose his balance, they take him to the doctor for a checkup and when they get devastating news, their world starts to collapse. Rob and Anna both want to do all they can to help Jack get well again and Rob even tries some unconventional treatments against Anna's wishes. This book captures not only the happiness of a loving family - especially the bond between father and son but it also shows the utter despair of the parents while they try to save their son.

This is a wonderful story about the love between parents and their child and the distance they will go to guarantee their child's health and happiness.

The author, Luke Allnutt, tells us in the acknowledgments that he started writing this book when he was diagnosed with cancer at 36 years old and given a 30% chance of survival.  He was in the hospital sick from chemo and missing his wife and young son and certain that he was going to die. At its core, the story is about love between a father and son.  It's about how even when our lives are torn apart, there is always hope. It's about what we cling to when we have nothing left.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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  1. I can't even begin to imagine losing my child ... what a horror. I can see why this book will really hit readers hard! I'm glad to know that there is some positivity to be found as well. Thanks for being a part of the tour!