Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Review: Lotus by Kay W. Smith

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 523 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013L7HDJO
Newlywed Lotus Price has everything that she should have ever wanted: a great husband and a dream job as an executive of a prominent Chicago philanthropic foundation. Her life is going exactly as she planned—until she discovers she is pregnant and then unexpectedly encounters her first love. Despite his offer to be friends, Lotus wants to keep the past where it belongs. As the pregnancy begins to interrupt the dream that Lotus envisioned for her marriage, she is forced to rethink everything she thought she knew about her path to this point, including the single day that led her to her husband and away from the man she saw herself spending forever with. Now, as long-buried scars resurface, only time will tell what direction Lotus will take in the future—and who will be willing to give up what they have in order to get what they have always desired?

About the Author: Kay W. Smith
Kay W. Smith is a writer and blogger living in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two sons.  She worked in public policy for several years before pursuing her passion to write full-time.  She is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

My Review: I wasn't certain about this book.  The description of Lotus from the back of the book showcased a woman/girl who was confused and seemingly unhappy with her perfect life.  I was wary and went into the book with this preset idea.  I soon realized that there was a lot more to the story and the complexity of emotions involved.  Kay W. Smith was able to capture a story that seemed so real in the intricacies that it was like looking through a glass window into this woman's life.  I took notes while reading this book and one specific one resonated with me: "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.  You, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."  This line sums up my core belief in loving oneself and I really liked how it was in this book.  Lotus' character had some difficult decisions to make and in the end of the book I was truly surprised.  I give this book a 3 out of 5.

Two Children and a Migraine was supplied a book for review purposes only.  No compensation was received for this post.