In the midst of a chaotic midnight assembly, Sunshine is forced outside into the darkness. Holding a scrap of paper scrawled with a stranger's name and address, Sunny grasps the hands of her three small children and begins her escape.
Liesel Albright has dreamed of starting a family. She never bargained on inheriting one already in progress - or one so deeply damaged. When 19-year-old Sunshine appears on the Albrights' doorstep claiming Liesel's husband, Chris, is her father, all they can think to offer is temporary shelter. The next day, they're stunned by the news that the Family of Superior Bliss, led by a charismatic zealot, has committed mass suicide. Sunny and her children haven't just left the compound - they've been left behind.
Now, instead of a baby of her own, Liesel must play mother to the four survivors, while Chris retreats into guilt and denial. For Sunny, however, a lifetime of teachings is not easily unlearned. No matter how hard she tries to forget, an ominous catechism echoes in her mind, urging her to finish what the Family started.
What did you like best about this story?
This was surprising book for me. I expected hot and lusty and it wasn't there. I am a huge Megan Hart fan and this book was no exception. It's a great story, colorful and full characters and a really, really good story. The end could have lasted a couple of lines longer, but that might actually what made the book so good.
Any additional comments?
This is a story of human-ness...love.... and working through the rough stuff. Unique background and it played out in the book so well. If you like Megan Hart read this. If you don't like Megan Hart - read this. Looking forward to finding another I haven't read!
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What would have made All Fall Down better?
I didn't like any aspect of this story therefore I don't know what would have made it better.
What was most disappointing about Megan Hart’s story?
It was boring the whole way thru. Anti-climatic and predictable. It was a story about poop, pee, and vomit. The narrator's
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?
I don't understand how someone in charge of producing the the narration of this book could think Van Dyck did a good job.
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What did you love best about All Fall Down?
I loved the insight that the story gave to the reader about some of the different ways of viewing life. We often times don't take very good care of our bodies and in this story it proves the benefits of doing such and also how easy it can be to get carried away in bizarre beliefs.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When she decided to drug herself and her children to go to through the "gates."