2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist in Commercial Fiction
2016 Sarton Women’s Book Awards Finalist
2016 Reader’s Choice Finalist in Women’s Fiction
2016 USA Book News “Best Book” Finalist in Women’s Fiction
An intensely charged story about family secrets, love and lust.
What makes us step back to examine the events and people that have shaped our lives? And what happens when what we discover leads to more questions? In the Context of Love, contemporary fiction by Linda K. Sienkiewicz, revolves around the journey of Angelica Schirrick as she reevaluates her life, and its direction.
Angelica wonders how her life could have gotten so far off-track. With her husband in jail and two children in tow, she begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her back home to Ohio. She remembers her forbidden romance with Joe Vadas, the son of Hungarian immigrants. Scandal tore them apart and he mysteriously disappeared. As she struggled to recover from the split, the discovery of a devastating family secret shattered her sense of self and divided her parents.
Can she face the failures and secrets of her past and move forward? Can she find love and purpose again? Only when she learns to accept the violence of her beginning can she be open to life again, and a second chance at love.
“Maya Angelou says there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Such a story informs the life of Angelica, the main character in this great read. In today’s charged climate of the ‘Me, too’ women, this novel is really relevant… an important story for our current days of reckoning. For all the women on their journeys to truth, this is a book for you.” ~Barbara Rebbeck, author of NOLA Gals