First book of December is officially here!
Thanks to GetRed PR for the ebook copy in exchange for my feature and review
THE NIGHT OF MANY ENDINGS – Melissa Payne (Released October 19th, 2021)
From Melissa Payne, bestselling author of Memories in the Drift, comes an emotionally rich, feel-good novel about hope, second chances, and seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.
Orphaned at a young age and witness to her brother’s decline into addiction, Nora Martinez has every excuse to question the fairness of life. Instead, the openhearted librarian in the small Colorado community of Silver Ridge sees only promise. She holds on to the hope that she’ll be reunited with her missing brother and does what she can at the town library. It’s her home away from home, but it’s also a sanctuary for others who, like her brother, could use a second chance.
There’s Marlene, an elderly loner who believes that, apart from her husband, there’s little good left in the world; Jasmine, a troubled teen; Lewis, a homeless man with lost hope and one last wish; and Vlado, the security guard who loves a good book and, from afar, Nora.
As a winter storm buries Silver Ridge, this collection of lonely hearts takes shelter in the library. They’ll discover more about each other, and themselves, than they ever knew—and Nora will be forced to question her brother’s disappearance in ways she never could have imagined. No matter how stranded in life they feel, this fateful night could be the new beginning they didn’t think was possible.
Mini Review – 3.5/5 stars
THE NIGHT OF MANY ENDINGS wasn’t quite what I was expecting, which isn’t a bad thing! I really enjoyed the progression of the book despite the beginning feeling a little like an information dump on the characters rather than giving them what would feel like a more natural growth. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a closed room story and having the reason be a snowstorm feels very plausible to me being in Minnesota. I enjoyed the rest of the book once the pacing evened out and it’s incredible how one night can change the things for so many people. It’s not quite women’s fiction but it’s definitely an easy read. I do recommend this and I’ve nothing but glowing reviews for it.