By Alessandra Harris
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Sophia Douglas can’t shake the fear that she’s in over her head. A spontaneous elopement and a layoff from her high-paying job are stressful enough, but a plus sign on her pregnancy test sends her into a panic. Fearing her husband, Terrence, might leave like her father did, Sophia confides her insecurities to Tara, her friend and mom of three.
Though Tara Fisher encourages Sophia to trust Terrence, she’s hiding her own secret: a handsome attorney is pursuing her, and she’s questioning her commitment to Josh, her husband of ten years. After a devastating career-ending accident, Josh has changed and so have Tara’s feelings for him.
When a crisis arises that threatens to destroy Sophia and Terrence’s young marriage, Sophia must either overcome her fear of abandonment or lose everything she never knew she wanted. Meanwhile, as Tara is torn between responsibility and passion, her imperfectly put together life starts to unravel, and ghosts from her past resurface to haunt her.
As these two couples grapple with secrets, temptation, and illness, only time will tell if their vows are strong enough to hold them together.
Blaming the Wind features the stories of the wives, Sophia, and Tara. Sophia has been unemployed for awhile, so throwing a baby into the mix isn't exactly helping the situation. She wants to embrace the unexpected news, but her actions from the past haunt her. Tara is questioning her feelings for her husband which results to sparking an interest with another man. Both women have a long road of choices in front of them.
Blaming the Wind is intense. This book left me in a whirlwind of emotions, I could barely handle them. On every page there was always something that shocked me or made me think back to the foreshadowing leading up to that event. Every character in Blaming the Wind is written beautifully. They had real emotions, reactions, and impulses. I loved that there was no perfect character in the book. All of them had pasts. Good and bad ones.
I'm not usually a fan of women's fiction, but this one made me rethink my opinion. The story had depth. Honestly, I hated some of the characters and loved others. But that's what made the book better. I definitely would recommend Blaming the Wind to any readers of fiction, romance, drama or someone who wants new reading material. Five stars!
Alessandra Harris loves drama… well, on the page, that is. As a writer of women’s fiction, she delves into real-life issues without shying away from controversial topics.
After graduating from San Jose State, Alessandra volunteered as a contributing writer for CityFlight.com, a former online magazine geared toward the San Francisco Bay Area’s African American Community. An avid reader of women’s fiction, she transitioned to writing fiction with the help of writing instructors and critique groups.
Currently, Alessandra is the organizer of San Jose Writers, a diverse group of writers in the South Bay Area, California. At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four wonderful children.