Indie Review: All The Acorns on the Forest Floor by Kim Hooper
The Real-Life Issues and Difficult Decisions Faced by the Characters Will Resonate with Readers
Jake is the calm, mellow type. Surprising, considering all that he’s dealing with, including a sick mother, a strained relationship with his father, and having to pretend to like Deborah—yet another new stepmother.
Thankfully, he has Alex, his fiancé—who’s also pregnant with his child—to keep him grounded. He’s looking forward to the future, and all seems as right in his world as it could be under the current circumstances. But when he and Alex pay an obligatory visit to his father, he receives a bombshell of information, which could turn his calm world into chaos. Meanwhile, Deborah is burdened with a bombshell of her own, after discovering an old newspaper clipping in her parents’ house.
Acorns on the Forest Floor is a maze of separate stories in which all the characters’ lives intertwine and weave in and out of each others’ in surprising and sometimes heart-wrenching ways. Each person is dealing with a burden of their own, and how they handle it has a profound and lasting effect on the lives of the other characters.
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Article originally Published in the June/July 2020 Issue Summer Reads Edition.