Melissa Lemon’s Blue Sky touches a deep chord within me. Both of her main characters suffer drastic losses, each a different kind to be sure. Sunny’s parents are killed suddenly in a car accident and she is left alone to deal with her grief and sorrow, and sometimes-uncontrolled fits of anger. 20-year-old Lewis is seemingly drifting alone on the road and only looking for a warm basement to hide out and stay unnoticed until the weather clears.
Through Melissa’s superb writing and descriptions that hit the mark, I can relate to both characters. Sunny lost her beloved parents to death. My mother died years ago when I was only a couple years older than Sunny. I’ve tasted her loss—a loss that still lingers on my palate when memories of my mom surge unexpectedly to the surface. But also like me, Sunny isn’t truly alone. She has friends who are willing to love her, if she will only let them.
Lewis is a more difficult case for me to read. His family dynamics are so well written that his homeless situation will reach the reader’s heart and tug.
I recommend this book.
Here is a little bit about our beautiful author.
Melissa has had many imaginary friends (and enemies) since she was a child. Her vivid imagination had her writing stories and jotting down book ideas for years until she finally sat down and finished a novel. She is married to an awesome man and the proud mother of three children. Music is also an important part of her life and she shares time with her music students teaching them piano, cello or guitar. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Utah and currently resides in the Salt Lake area.
Here are Melissa’s links…
Author Melissa Lemon's blogsite is HERE, and you can buy her book on Goodread HERE, and HERE is Melissa’s Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter HERE.
Here is the official blurb…
Sunny is bereaving the sudden death of her parents. Lewis is a homeless runaway seeking shelter in Sunny's basement from an early winter storm. When they unexpectedly meet, Sunny wants nothing more than to kill him. After a bizarre hostage situation and a poker game, Sunny realizes that Lewis isn't out to hurt her. Their initial distaste turns to friendship and love, but Sunny isn't keen on starting a relationship with a man she knows so little about. Lewis is loyal, and his patience is paramount. Sunny is hesitant but her love runs deep and true. They are separated unwillingly, and must struggle and face overwhelming odds to find each other again.