Between Here and April

Fiction - Suspense
277 Pages
Reviewed on 03/30/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

<p>Elizabeth Burns began a journey to discover what really happened to her childhood friend, April. While at first it appears that Between Here and April is about the tragic death of April and her sister at the hands of their mother, there is a much deeper meaning to the plot. Elizabeth was a successful journalist that put her career on hold to raise her children. April’s tale helps Elizabeth sort out her own emotions by examining her own life as a mother, wife, journalist, and person. This book examines postpartum depression and the need to feel fulfilled as a person.</p>
<p>This is a story that needs to be told, but would have been more affective if it had been less about Elizabeth and more about April. I found Elizabeth’s musings to be distracting. Nevertheless, this is a very good book. It examines motherhood in a way few books ever have. This is not a feel-good book. The tale is gripping, and I was unable to lay it down until I knew the ending.</p>
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