“It was crazy. Good kinda crazy. That’s the best way I can describe it.”
I’m so glad Jettie is writing again. This book is thought provoking and carries some life lessons. I actually anticipated a very different story. The summary blurb makes this book sound like a romance novel about love at first sight and second chances. However, I think it’s misleading. This book is about self-discovery and finding peace within. Its more women’s fiction as it focuses on Atlantis and her journey. While Ryle does appear to be the love of her life, or twin flame as they call it, their relationship isn’t the focal point. Atlantis is the focal point and how she starts on this journey to learn about forgiveness, self-discovery, and love.
Atlantis is a very relatable character, at least for me, she is. She’s had a rough life and it has altered her view of the world, herself, and the meaning of life. There’s a pessimism that radiates from her. She’s been through so much, but honestly, for her situation, I think she’s doing better than I would imagine myself doing. I’m 99% sure I would have the same dark outlook on life if I were to ever experience what Atlantis has.
“Because there’s so much more to life than you’re seeing.”
However, the book isn’t dark or depressing. It’s uplifting. This book instills hope and love. There’s a bit of a self-help tone to his novel, but in a good way because I find myself contemplating my choices and taking time to appreciate the life and people around me.
It’s a story that showcases love on all levels from our soul mates, to friends, and family. I love the support Tristan gives Atlantis. I think good friends are hard to come by and I believe we do need to support each other more.
“Women need to build each other up, empower them, and remind them what they’re doing here.”
I love the relationship between Ryle and Atlantis. I do think they are soul mates and their love is on fire. As much as I love Ryle and Atlantis, I found myself loving Scout and Atlantis’ relationship the most. The mother-child bond is something that has a special place in my heart and I love reading about it.
At the end of the book, I feel a sense of peace as I contemplate my life and the journey I want to create. However, I also feel something missing from the story. The story lacks a climax. There’s no big issue to overcome. It’s a slow steady progress for Atlantis. Overall though, I really enjoyed this story and I think it has a great outlook on life and an inspiring message.
“I learned it really was my story, and I could write it however I wanted.”