My new friend gave me a copy of Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright for Christmas last week. So sweet. It was perfect to read during the small moments of free time during the holiday.
Luke Millward has discovered success as a free-lance photographer in New York City when he gets a call from a friend of his estranged father. He discovers that his father has been living and working as a musician in New Orleans and is missing following the Katrina disaster. Halfheartedly, Luke heads to Louisiana to find his father.
This story tells the painful and often gruesome story of Katrina's wrath on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in a dignified way--glorifying the heroes and citizens that helped in a most horrifying natural disaster. It is also a story of hope and faith and healing old wounds as Luke learns to forgive and also discovers that people can become better. He also learns to love again.
I really enjoyed the novel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, heart-warming read.