The Art of Healing
May 18th 2018 Review by Dawn Brookes
A beautifully written romantic novel set in the USA, that has healing of past hurts at the centre. Julianne and Jokob are brought together by chance it would seem but they both have scars from previous relationships that are hard to bear.
Not a romp novel
Devoid of graphic sex scenes this novel will not disappoint and provides a refreshing change. There is enough background about the characters to enable the reader to engage with them in a meaningful way. While their attraction to each other grows they are both frightened of giving away their hearts lightly, neither wanting to repeat the experience of pain already suffered.
Julianne is a children’s nurse and comes from a close knit Italian family. Her best friend is married with children and wants nothing more than for Julianne to find the right man to love.
Jokob is a photographer who travels around in an RV, not staying anywhere for very long. He has scars that will not be easily healed.
Will they be able to move on?
The story is told mainly from the POV of Julianne but some from Jokob’s POV. Any romantic involvement means that these two will need to let go or come to terms with the past in order to look to the future. I like the way the story is told and I really like the ending but I am not going to give that away!