It's that time again - are you ready to meet another one of my favorite characters?
This time, the character is Ellen Gleeson from the novel Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Ellen is a single, adoptive mom who comes home one day to find a photo of a missing boy in her mailbox - and the boy looks remarkably like her son.
As a mom, I immediately found Ellen relatable and realistic. She loves her son fiercely. But what will that love look like? Does it look like throwing away the postcard or does it look like finding the truth? Is it possible to want both? Can you love someone enough to do something that could be painful to both of you because it is the right thing to do?
Throughout the pages, I felt Ellen's love for her son and experienced her angst. The author did a great job creating a vivid picture of Ellen's feelings and her determination.
I wont' tell you how it ends, but I will tell you that you will love Look Again!
PS: If you haven't already done so, buy a copy of Sunflowers Beneath the Snow. You are sure to love Ivanna, Yevtsye, and Ionna.
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.