Book Title: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured
Book Author: Susanne Bellefeuille
Page Count: 350
Publishing Date: December 15th, 2015
Date Read: September 3rd, 2017
Path of Lucas is a heartfelt story about the life, love, and loss of a good man. This one holds endearment and heartache. For those looking for a heartwarming story with a bittersweet ending, look no further than this debut novel by Susanne Bellefeuille!
The Plot: Lucas Clarkson grew up on his father’s farm. He had a good, simple life, loving parents, and a close family. He met the love of his life at age 17, and continued on to be a hard working, strong family man. He had many ups and downs after starting his family, and had to make several hard decisions to keep them together.
Path of Lucas had a heartwarming vibe to it. I enjoyed the love story between Lucas and Isabelle. I liked the fact that the story felt real and didn’t feel over-dramatized. I had no idea what to expect when I learned that this was based off of true events, but I felt like the story was well done.
As a debut novel, the author did a nice job with bringing her story to the page. Her writing style felt like it still needed a little more smoothing and polishing, but it showed great potential for future books and it brought the simplicity of Lucas to life. I felt that Susanne put her heart in soul in to the story and it really shined through.
As a character, Lucas was an amazing man. I can only imagine how incredible his real life counterpart was. Lucas was strong, loving, and determined. He showed true devotion to his family and he never let life get him down!
I am glad I had a chance to read this. The plot structure was nicely done. I was drawn in immediately and kept wanting more. I felt like the book was reminiscent of The Notebook. It had a similar type of story and feel, and took place in the present but was told through flashbacks of Lucas’ life, in chronological order. I would rate this one about 3.5 to 4 stars.
Thank you to Black Chateau for providing me with this free review copy in exchange for my honest review.
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