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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
The Core by Gloria Foster tells the intriguing story of Angela, her mother Miss Charlotte, and her daughter Allie. When Angela’s life becomes endangered, she takes Allie to Miss Charlotte to keep them both safe. When Allie grows up, she also struggles with turmoil and has to find out about her family history, discovering hidden secrets that hold more questions than answers. Allie’s friends - Sheila, Valencia, and Mary - are concerned about Allie. Sheila has a nightmare about Allie. When Sheila goes to visit Allie, she discovers that Allie is indeed going through a traumatic ordeal. Things go from bad to worse for all the women – could it be that there are sinister forces at play that influence the fates of these women and their families?
The Core is a real page-turner, a quick and easy read filled with twists and turns. The characters have interesting personalities and are so well described that they seem to come alive on the pages. The concept is original and unusual. I especially enjoyed the bit of magic added to the story. The scenes, events, and places are vividly explained, making it easy for the reader to create a mental picture. The author captures all the emotions and thoughts that the characters go through and how they do what they must in order to survive our chaotic world. I appreciated the background provided on the previous book as well as the large font and line spacing for easy reading. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable novel that I would recommend to anyone.