Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Worthy opens by introducing us to Virginia and Aaron on the cusp of a potentially life-long relationship. Unfortunately, a tragedy strikes that demolishes their hope for the future.
Fast forward nineteen years. Virginia is newly engaged, but has never forgotten Aaron or the future that could have been. A young man finds an abandoned dog that belongs to Virginia, and the truths that are revealed thereafter are about to drastically change lives once again.
On the surface, Worthy appears to be about the loves of Virginia's lives, or rather those that are lost. But, the story is so much more than that. It helps readers to ponder the love that is worthy . . . worthy of our time and worthy of our hearts. I am not necessarily just referring to romantic love either, but all kinds of love and what we are willing to do in the name of it. It leaves the reader questioning . . . "What will I do in the name of love?"
Have you had the pleasure to ponder Worthy? What other books by Catherine Ryan Hyde do you recommend?