Title: The Art of My Life
Author: Ann Lee Miller
Series: New Smyrna Beach
Release Date: Sept 1, 2012
Cal walked out of jail and into a second chance at winning Aly with his grandma’s beater sailboat and a reclaimed dream of sailing charters.
Aly has the business smarts, strings to a startup loan, and heart he never should have broken. He’s got squat. Unless you count enough original art to stock a monster rummage sale and an affection for weed.
But he’d only ever loved Aly. That had to count for something. Aly needed a guy who owned yard tools, tires worth rotating, and a voter’s registration card. He’d be that guy or die trying.
This is a well written story that explores overcoming sin and and dysfunctional families. Some of these characters have had a really rough life. Whether they brought in on themselves or they are a victim of circumstance becomes less important than how they move on and make the most of their lives. I am always impressed with a story that deals with overcoming one’s weaknesses in a positive manner, especially by turning to God. I did have some difficulty relating to these characters. Probably only because my life has been so different from theirs. Due to the nature of these characters there is some swearing and quick glimpses of nudity. For these reasons I took my rating down to three stars. The book is very well written and does lend a positive light to overcoming trials.