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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Review: The Chain by Joy Richards

The Chain 
by Joy Richards

Thank you Bloodhound Books!

Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Publish Date: February 23, 2021
Kindle Edition
Genre: Contemporary

What does it take to make a house a home?

When four sets of strangers all decide to move, their lives become linked and changed forever.

Paul is a young man who is struggling to piece his life back together. Married couple Florence and John are having problems. The empty-nesters Claire and Michael are adapting to their new life. Sarah and Alex are a city power couple who are hoping to relocate.

As each of them navigate the troublesome path of buying and selling houses, relationships come under strain.

Does moving to a new house mean a fresh start? And is home really where the heart is?

My Review:

You have either moved and had to deal with all the intricacies that become involved with it or you have a friend/family member who has and you've definitely heard about it from them. There's so much to handle and the tiniest of things can turn the whole process into a nightmare.

What exactly does make a home? I've moved around so much that I consider home wherever my parents are and have never had an attachment to an actual abode I've resided in.  Granted, I've loved some places more than others but overall, nope.  Richards introduces us to 4 links in a moving chain of events and how when one of them makes a decision that affects the entire chain of events... well, hi there.

I absolutely love the concept of this read. We rarely look past our own circle of events and don't realize that decisions we make can affect a multitude of people - some we never even know exist.  Seeing these strangers go through this process and learning about each of them, I felt like I was spying on their lives.  Reading like a soft soap opera, we get all the ups and downs and as an avid thriller reader, it was fun to get a view of all these happenings without the constant wonder of who is going to die and raising eyebrows at every decision being made.  This cast of characters felt very real and despite the down moments, was really an uplifting read.

Come take a tour of their lives and maybe the next major decision you make, you'll remember that we are all linked invariably to everyone around us... even if we don't know it.


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