The sketch of a child, the search for peace during physical turmoil, and an unwelcoming recluse combine to form the story of William Jefferson's new book, "The Point." The Isle of Estillyen should be a place of peace and refuge, but is it?
Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze are looking for some refreshment in their lives. Hollie is newly diagnosed with a disease that has her questioning things and Goodwin wants to revisit a place he hasn't been since he was little. But once there, they meet a grumpy man named Oban Ironbout, who lives on The Point. Little do they know what has caused Oban to be so unhappy and unwelcoming. Little do they know the impact of their visits to him. Nor do they anticipate the ways in which the readings by the monks on the island affect them. Is this the place for healing and redemption, or is it just another wasted trip? Can they help each other?
I gave this book three stars because while I thought some parts were difficult to get through, I also think the story works in so many places. I would read more by Mr. Jefferson. If you enjoy stories about hope and redemption, this book is for you. I received my copy from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.