So we’re into the final week of the read-a-long, and I was glad to finish this book. I’m not sure read-a-longs are for me, at all. LOL. I’m usually used to finishing a book much, much faster–within a few days.
The experience was fun though :)
I’ll post my final review later in the day!
Here are my answers for this week’s questions.
1. By finally returning to her art, Echo is working through her issues and taking control of her life. While she’s not ever going to return to her previous “normal”, she uses her art as a way to work her way to a place where she’s more comfortable with herself. How do you deal with the issues and stresses of your life?
I am a stay at home mom, so stress is definitely a daily occurrence. My main means of escape is through reading; a good book can transport you out of your world and into a new one. Lately I have been watching Game of Thrones, which is a fantastic series and also a rich fantasy world. I also love taking a long, hot shower or bath.
2. Once Noah gives his brothers and their soon-to-be adoptive parents a happy ending, he decides to get his own by winning Echo back. Why does he think stealing her file is the best way to do it? Any other (better) suggestions for the poor boy?
Echo’s file was something she truly wanted, so I think Noah believes he can get back into her heart by getting it for her. I’m not sure I have any better suggestion for him–he’s not so good with the words, so talking it out or writing a love letter is not for him. Stealing the file is definitely more his style :)
3. Echo finally uncovers the terrible truth of what her mother did to her. Now that we know the truth, do you think Echo’s father did the right thing by covering up the incident and keeping it from her? How do you think he should have handled it?
I think he did what he thought was best. Echo has already had to suffer several traumas within a very short period of time. I believe Owen thought that since she already didn’t recall what happened to her that night, that it wouldn’t do her any good to learn that one more horrible thing had happened to her.
4. Mrs. Collins plays an integral role in helping Echo and Noah find a new normal and happiness in their lives. Tell us about someone in your life who helped you, someone who changed your life, was there for you, or offered help/comfort when you most needed it (or when you didn’t know you needed it).
I can’t really say I have anyone like that. My husband is my rock now, and though I have a large family who is always there for me when I need them, he is what keeps me grounded and the first one I run to.
5. Another major truth is revealed when Echo’s father finally opens up to his daughter and tells her about her mother and how his relationship with Ashley evolved. Knowing this, how do you feel about Ashley now? And what did you think when you learned the name of the baby?
I never really felt any animosity towards Ashley. As I said in previous weeks, I believe Echo was a brat when dealing with her and Owen. I really respect them for naming the baby after Aires.
6. Echo and Noah ride off into the sunset together. *happy sigh* If you had the chance, who would you ride off with and where would you go?
There’s no one I would rather take off with than my husband and son :) I’d love to show them the world.