There are some books you are just meant to read at a certain time in your life. The pandemic has left me waiting, I realized today. Waiting to do so many things and this book helped me see that I shouldn’t wait any longer. Not that my head and heart had not been telling me the same thing for quite a while. Sometimes you need beautiful words written by someone else to figure it out.
“Faye, Faraway” is more than a time travel book. I was skeptical at first about the whole idea of her falling through a cardboard box and falling back in time to meet herself as a child and the mother she’d lost. But I often wonder what it would have been like to still have my mother with me today. I didn’t lose my mom as a child. I was 40 at the time. But it seems like there was so much left to say and so many things left for her to enjoy. Life with Dad, watching her grandchildren grow up, pulling practical jokes that she loved to do, making faces at the camera when you took her picture, and loving you with her whole heart.
So this book really touched me. I couldn’t put it down after I got to a certain point. What would Faye choose? How many times would she risk visiting her mother? Would it effect the present? Should she risk losing her husband and children to save her mother? Should she tell her husband? And the telling of the story worked its way into my heart and will stay there. So read if like an amazing true family story that you pass on to the next generation. True love like that needs to continue in our world.
I give it 4.5 stars! Read it and think about what you’d do if you were Faye.
Thank you to goodreads and Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books for giving me a free copy of this book for an honest review.