“The Edge of Belonging” is Amanda Cox’s debut novel. This is a split-time novel which means you get to go along with the main characters in the present as well as the past. You get to learn about the main character, Ivy Rose, both as a child and as an adult. You also will encounter some other remarkable people that are her adopted family. Ivy’s life did not start out like you would expect a baby’s life to start which is in a hospital with her birth mother. Nor is her adoption into her new family the way you would expect either. However, the one thing you would expect and hope would be true with any adoption of a baby is the love of family. Ivy does find that love among several people. Amanda Cox does an amazing job of bringing her characters and their world to life so that you feel as though you are right there with them. As she switches between past and present, she makes it easy to follow so that you are not confused or wondering which time period you are currently reading. If you are looking for a great book about love, forgiveness, and adoption, then I would definitely recommend this book. Not once was I bored with this story and at times I found it hard to put down in order to do things I needed to get done. I have to say that if this book is an example of how well written all of Amanda Cox’s future books will be then I would love to read all of them.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy in order to give an honest review.