Faith appears to have it all. She is a fashion photographer, society It girl, daughter to a successful artist and sister to a supermodel. But appearances can be deceiving. Faith’s career is on the decline, she’s drinking far more than she should and she hasn’t felt good about her appearance in longer than she can remember. Her mother is a successful artist and her sister, a supermodel. It is easy to feel less than when these are the women you are most often mentioned alongside.
Silva has overcome a lot to become a personal trainer. She wants to help her new client, Faith, make the changes to improve her outlook and her self worth. When Silva is hit by a car, Faith offers her guest room. Their attraction grows the more time they spend together and they also realize that they have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
Lise Gold is incredibly versatile. She can write a book that transports me to Norway or whisks me off to Rome just as beautifully as she writes books that show characters navigating depression and in this one, eating disorders. It isn’t an easy topic to tackle. But with every topic Lise takes on, she handles it with care and sensitivity.
I really like Faith and Silva and enjoyed the progression of their relationship from combative, at least on Faith’s part, to friends and ultimately to lovers. These two “see” each other and provide each other with much needed support. Sometimes it takes someone just being there and seeing how they view us, to change the way we see ourselves. This is another wonderful book from Lise Gold/Madeleine Taylor.
The book begins with the epigraph “Seek to be whole, not perfect”, a quote from Oprah. A beautiful sentiment that we should all strive for.
An ARC was received from the author for an honest review.