Can a troubled young girl reenter society after living in isolation?
When a beautiful 16-year-old girl named Sophie is found sequestered in a cage-like room in a rundown house in the desolate hills of Arbon Valley, Idaho, the entire community is shocked to learn she is the legendary Callidora--a baby girl who was kidnapped from her crib almost seventeen years ago and canonized in missing posters with portraits of what the fabled girl might resemble. Authorities soon learn that the cage was there to protect people from Sophie, because her biological father believes she is cursed.
Sophie is discovered after the man she knows as Papa, shoots and injures Damien, a young man who is trying to rescue her. Now, unsocialized and thrust into the world, and into a family she has never met, Sophie must decide whether she should accept her Papa’s claims that she is cursed and he was only trying to protect others, or trust the new people in her life who have their own agendas. Guided by a wise cousin, Sophie realizes that her most heartbreaking challenge is to decide if her love for Damien will destroy him like her Papa claims, or free her from past demons that haunt her mind.
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This book was on my to-be-read list before I was asked if I would like to review it. I was very interested in reading this book as I have read some great reviews on it.
This story is about a young girl named Sophie, who finds out she was kidnapped when she was a baby. Her father kept her in a house away from everyone. Sophie was allowed to draw, read, play outside and take care of her chickens and complete other chores, but she wasn’t allowed to venture off their yard.
Sophie is told by her father that she is cursed and anyone that loves her will die. She believes this throughout the book even with another character, Stephanie is telling her that there is no such thing as a curse as Sophie is loved by many and they are alive.
When Sophie was discovered by police she went to live with her grandparents and had to learn to live a "normal" life, but her new life is anything but average. This is a heart wrenching story and written in a way that captivates the reader right from the very first chapter. This book goes back and forth in time and between characters in the book but not in a way that you get lost on what is going on.
This is a great novel and is on my to-be-read again list. I just can't get the story out of my head it was such as heart wrenching story that really just sticks with you. I also look forward to checking out the books that Brenda Stanley has wrote.
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Tribute Book Tours. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~