Raw Edges is a story of hope and love. The little girl, Sadie, is a delight, and the love that develops between the main characters is heartwarming and inspiring. The journal Sadie’s mother left her adds poignancy to an already emotional, yet joyful, novel.
After losing his wife to ovarian cancer, Gray McDonough can’t think about it anymore. But when a year has passed, his 9-year-old daughter wants to become involved with Ovacome, a cancer support group. Gray cannot deny Sadie and there they meet Annabelle Curtis, a survivor. Soon Annabelle has both Sadie and Gray involved in her memory quilt project. As they all get to know one another, their friendship eases Gray and Sadie’s grief and opens them to love again. (ABINGDON, Sep., 256 pp., $12.99)