As Wide as the Sky
by Jessica Pack
Jessica’s masterful way of immersing the reader in As Wide as the Sky kept me engaged with the turn of every page.
As the story unfolded, each of the characters came to life. I felt Amanda’s pain and anguish as her son Robbie faced the consequences of his choices. I cried when I read of the gratitude he had for her unconditional love.
I felt the numbness and despair of losing a child. I felt the regret a father had for leaving a young family and the resolution of making changes for the better as he asked his family for forgiveness.
I felt the joy of a brighter future despite great sadness. I empathized with a mother’s feelings of failure and I felt the hope of new beginnings and possibilities “as wide as the sky”.