Lovin' this review by @didioviatt!
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerhouse novel, overflowing with emotion! LOVED it!
By Oviatt on January 17, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
LOVED IT!! In The Best Interest of the Child by Felicia Denise is a powerhouse novel, overflowing with emotion and real life messages that quite frankly NEED to be said. This book gives insight into legal AND personal prospective when it comes to DCS and the U.S. foster program. It does it in such a way that makes you feel very personally attached, not only with facts but also with very heart wrenching emotion.
The main character, Olivia Chandler, is a very prominent child advocate attorney, and she is very very good at her job. Every child's case that comes through her office is treated with the up most importance. She actually cares about them. Every. Single. One. And she gives them a fighting chance to a wholesome life that many others in the system may likely care little about or even skip over. When Oliva is assigned to a young girl named Rena, her own haunting past is forced to resurface. The similarities in Rena's case and Olivia's own childhood are very real and even more unnerving. Not only is Olivia able to fight through her pain and anguish, but she also finds love along the way.
My heart strings were pulled from cover to cover! I was 100% satisfied with the in depth details of each character's story. The way Felicia was able to strongly develop so many different lives and individualized stories into one book, all the while pointing out the flaws AND pure hearts when it comes to foster care is truly a work of art.
I was also very satisfied with the ending. There were no loose ends left untied. I actually felt that Oliva is very deservingly on the road to a healthy love life and to very overdue closure. I also absolutely loved the way that she paved a path to resolve for Rena and her family, as well as other clients! I will definitely recommend this book, LOVED IT!! #reviews #womensfiction #psychological #romance #multicultural #familylife #fostercare #childabuse #bookstoread #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram