My Name is Anton by Catherine Ryan Hyde ~ 5⭐

Genres: Coming of Age & Historical Fiction ~ Released Dec 1, 2020

REVIEW: My Name is Anton by Catherine Ryan Hyde gave me all the feels. I loved this book! I’ve read one other book by Ms Hyde and it has remained with me. When an author can write books that are this heartfelt it is not only their gift but it is also a gift to us. I’m so glad she shares her gift with us. 

This book deals with loss and second chances. Loss of life, loss of love, the chance to get the love back and what we do with those second chances. There are a lot of life lessons to learn and ponder. We all have them. Are we making the best choices? I sometimes wonder about that. 

I fell in love with Anton. I’m sure his wife wouldn’t be happy about that. I hope she understands. She understands a lot. These are two tender, loving and caring individuals. They have learned to draw the line in the sand when necessary. That is what I love about them. They set their boundaries and don’t apologize for it.

I appreciate a book that entertains and gives us something to think about long after we are finished reading. I hope you take a chance on this book. I think you will like it. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley for a fair and honest review. Thank you! It was an experience. 

SYNOPSIS: New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with a hopeful novel of sacrifice, two lost souls, and enduring love.

It’s 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice. Nearly a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded—physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his neighbor Edith across the street one evening and realizes that she’s in danger.

Anton is determined to help Edith leave her abusive marriage. Frightened and fifteen years Anton’s senior, Edith is slow to trust. But when she needs a safe place to stay, she lets down her guard, and over the course of ten days an unlikely friendship grows. As Anton falls hopelessly and selflessly in love, Edith fears both her husband finding her and Anton getting hurt. She must disappear without telling anyone where she’s going—even Anton.

If keeping Edith safe means letting her go, Anton will say goodbye forever. Or so he believes. What would happen, though, if one day their paths should cross again?

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