Wow. This book was not what I was expecting. It deals with the very dark topic of child sexual abuse, but also about how the kindness, love and compassion of ordinary people can save those who are broken. It shows an in-depth, realistic look at a family going through very difficult challenges and become closer for it.
Sarah is a widow trying her best to raise her two sons on her own. Her close friend Courtney helped her through those dark days after her husband’s death. But then she learns that she never really knew her friend at all. Agreeing to foster Courtney’s son Danny, Sarah is forced to face difficult truths about herself and those she loves.
The Kindness of Strangers is the type of book that completely consumes you when you read it, and you can’t stop thinking about it and the characters when you put it down. It is equally heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is deep, dark, emotional, and exceptionally heavy, addressing extremely difficult subject matter, but in a very sensitive, compassionate way. I highly recommend it.