House of Love
House of Love: A Book Filled With Heart... and Souls. Where does a little boy go after he has killed his sister? Seven-year-old Paul is sent away to his grandparents house in Sulphur Springs, Texas after his little sister dies. He feels responsible for his sister s death, as he was put in charge of watching her while his mother slept away her depression. Paul s grandparents take him in and try to ease his guilt and help him cope with his new life. His great-grandmother, Big Mama, lives next door. As a medium to the spirit world, Big Mama begins her own brand of tutelage, teaching Paul the art of communication between the living and the dead. Do the dead watch over us? Can the dead forgive us? Can we forgive those who have passed on? In House of Love, the dead and the living reunite, and young Paul learns that family is always connected, and that nothing is ever as it seems. House of Love is a novel about family, forgiveness, and the unshakable bonds that unite family through life and afterlife.
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HOUSE OF LOVE IS A WINNER OF HEARTS
From the opening paragraphs, you won't be able to put this book down! This heart-warming novel is a "must read" for those who value family, even though family ties can both bind and gag. House of Love is a great book for readers who are not afraid to explore loss, tragedy and healing, and to delve head-first into a world in which nothing is quite as it seems. Jason Dry's three-dimensional characters come to life to help young Paul as he journeys through an unimaginable crisis - killing his little sister. Connie, Paul's mother, cannot deal with the loss of her daughter, and so she ships Paul off so that she can emotionally heal. Paul moves to live with his grandparents, Mama Ray and Daddy C, and his great-grandmother, Big Mama. They lovingly guide their grandson and help him to understand and to forgive himself for his unintentional act. As this family learns to cope with their loss and pain, they discover the love of their family and learn to accept each other. They come to realize that their lives have changed in ways they never imagined. Through Paul's journey, he learns to understand, to forgive himself, and to accept the truth about his new life.
I highly recommend House of Love. In fact, I have bought several copies to give to my friends and family. Jason Dry's prose is both eloquent and lucid, and his characters are vivid, real, and loveable. The story engages and engrosses from the beginning up to the unforgettable conclusion.
A GREAT NOVEL THAT UPLIFTS AND INSPIRES
House of Love is a very spiritual novel. As someone who has lost loved ones, this book gives me hope that we never truly lose connections to those we love. They continue to care about us, they take interest in our lives and, yes, they look after us. While, on the surface, the story seems like a tragedy, the book is really very uplifting and inspiring. The characters are so fleshed-out that I could see and hear them clearly in my mind. Jason Dry, the author, brings the reader into the world of his characters and makes us love them. His writing is beautiful, and his dialogue is spot-on. As I read the book, it made me sob; not from sadness but from hope. Although the seven-year-old Paul leaves a home of sorrow and despair, he truly finds a house of love.