I was asked recently (a couple of months ago) if I wanted to participate in a blog tour for the book, “Disrupted Lives”, by Brenda Youngerman. Unfortunately, the blog tour leader has not responded to my emails, but since I agreed to this post, here I am anyway.
So… about the book
A name does not make a person, a person makes a name.
Such is the theme of Disrupted Lives, the story of how one adopted child touches and intersects with many lives, but ends up destroying one family name, while building another family’s legacy.
Darren and Amelia Kane were high school sweethearts torn apart by war. They reunite and discover that they both must put their nightmares behind them to build a life together. Betrayed by her parents, Amelia was earlier forced to give up their child.
Fiona Porter and Sterling Lake are thrown together as part of a business proposition. They end up surprising both their families by enriching the Lake empire and family name. The Lakes become synonymous with society, power and money, and their children must carry that torch forward at all cost. When an adopted grandchild is brought into the family, he questions the definition of “family.”
From 1920 to present-day Georgia, this saga of family secrets and old Southern prejudices are explored in the explosive novel Disrupted Lives.
I was bored to pieces. I couldn’t get into it. I received an e-copy of the book, which was badly formatted, which did not help the book any.
Often times I get an e-copy that has formatting issues that are resolved in the final copy, and that’s totally fine, but I just couldn’t get into the book. It went back & forth from present to past with no warning, no notice, no explanation, & the shifts were so quick you had to re-read everything because you didn’t realize what had happened. (a personal note, to be honest & fair: I can’t stand books, tv shows, or movies, that jump back & forth from past, present, to future, so I’m sure that’s coloring my thoughts)
I could not even get into the book. I’m sure it’s a great book, but I just couldn’t get beyond the first few chapters.