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The Last Shelter by Michael Breschi is a good read for adults – especially those who enjoy a little mix of mystery, drama and romance with a tinge of reality and fantasy twinkled in.
Michael Breschi sat down to write just a book, but in The Last Shelter, he penned an incredible, got-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, say-what, emotionally-charged (for the reader and the characters in the book) novel.
His tale involves healing – of the physical, spiritual and emotional kind – a lost and found love, a secret or two, a crisis and a challenge. All of these characters make not only for a good read, but maybe a made-for-TV movie.
The story revolves around Elgin Decatur – a reformed, or maybe ‘recovering,’ man with a trouble past – and Dr. Kate Magee – imagine a determined and bold physician. She is challenged by what he offers people who are ill or in need of a ‘healing,’ and at the same time, she is flustered because… he was her high school sweetheart, and her one true love.
Add in a crazed stalker and intense emotions during a six-day hike on the Appalachian Trail together, along with some other details that I won’t mention for fear of giving away too much, and you have got one of those books that you will skip yoga, coffee with the girls, and probably getting out of your pajamas for. You will not want to put it down.
Breschi’s use of understandable language – even when discussing the ‘healing process’ – was well-thought out, and researched. This made Elgin and Kate’s story even more believable.
Check it out today!