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How do you deal with the discovery that your father is gay? How do you deal with the challenges of marriage and relationships? Where do you turn as an adult when the world just doesn't make sense any more and is overwhelming?
Celia Booker learns that no matter how successful we are, we sometimes need a father-figure. As she travels thousands of miles to gain clarity on her crumbling marriage, she discovers guidance from an unusual source which teachers her about love, acceptance and forgiveness.
�As I read this book, I felt the emotions of the characters: I loved, I hated, and I was swept away. The honesty of Elloise Bennett�s writing caused Celia to become my best friend, and all I wanted to do was help plan her wedding, travel with her to Amsterdam, and hug her in the end. The language is also vivid: I dreamt I was in Amsterdam the night I read the chapters on Amsterdam. The book captures true and real emotions and will leave you feeling the same way as the characters.�
- E. K., English Adjunct Faculty, Point Loma Nazarene College
�My Father�s Husband is a novel for anyone who has ever been in search of a place, a sense of family, and unconditional love. Elloise Bennett hits so many perfect emotional notes, and through her protagonist Celia, really delves into those mixed emotions a person can feel: when is it best to compromise and when is it best to stand one�s ground? Should one sacrifice aspects of oneself in order to make a relationship work? Celia is on a journey, not just through time and place, but also within her self; My Father�s Husband is, in essence, an adult�s coming-of-age tale. Along the way, we as readers feel for her, want to hug her, want to occasionally smack her (in a friendly get-a-grip way), and want to give her all the love that she so richly deserves. Celia�s path to self-awareness is so believably real that we can�t help but be swept up in it; who among us has not questioned our decisions, wondered whether we have made the right choices, doubted our ability to judge others based on our past experiences, and longed to have a relationship that is both balanced and healthy? To say I loved My Father�s Husband is an understatement. It is a beautifully crafted novel that richly resonates with truth.�
- H.C., English teacher, Seattle, WA