Maiden Leap – C.M. Harris

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
3.5 stars. Harris has written a really good book – but I’ll be honest, until just over the halfway point I was ready to give up and call this a DNF – then everything clicked and I wanted to know where it was going to lead.

The book alternates through three points of view – which is one of the things I found difficult about reading it at first. Kate is the main character, with the other points of view coming from her daughter Samantha and her ex (and now choir teacher to Samantha) Lucy. One of these POVs is written in the form of blog posts and comments.

The other reason I struggled is the difficult topics that get covered, homophobia and conversion therapy being the main two. There’s a major thread about marriage equality and politics too.

It’s an interesting exploration of relationships, feelings about the past, small town life and revenge. There’s also an interesting twist I didn’t see until just before it happened – which wasn’t necessarily unique or refreshing – but did keep the book readable until the end.

I would recommend this – I’d just advise taking into account it isn’t a quick read and you may find the first half a bit heavy.

I received an e-ARC via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

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