TITLE: The Pass Through
AUTHOR: Gloria Herrmann
PUBLICATION: Published January 12th 2017
MY RATING: 5 STARS
Maybe a wild ride in a shiny black Mustang convertible, and some mother-daughter bonding is exactly what Dr. Kathryn Bailey needs, when she agrees to a road trip with her mother. Escaping the aftermath of a nasty breakup, and seeking to heal her broken heart, Kathryn has no idea what awaits her in the forested mountains of Elk Horn, WA.
While traveling back to her favorite childhood destination, a run-in with the sexy town sheriff sets Kathryn on an unexpected course; one that may very well change her life, especially after becoming witness to something only spoken of in the hushed voices of local legend.
When a horrific event rocks the sleepy, rural town, only days after her arrival, Kathryn is immediately drawn into a mystical world of sacred legend and folklore. Suddenly, she must question not only her eyes, but her beliefs.
As she comes to terms with these newfound experiences, will she come to know that with love, believing isn’t always seeing?
Gloria Herrmann never stops to surprise me. I don’t know why she was so worried about this book, because The Pass Through is an amazing book.
Slightly different from her usual sweet romance, The Pass Through is beautifully written and so far this year one of the best book I’ve read.
Why do you have to read this book? Because is an emotional rollercoaster, because it makes you wondering about those eternal questions of life: Is there an afterlife? Is there an Heaven? Do Angels exist? Is there a supernatural power ruling life and death? Do I believe or not?
This book is the story of Kathryn torn between two men, Lucas and Armel, that are the symbols of real and supernatural.
Armel has traded his soul to the Angel of Death, to the Great Taker, to save his family and tribe, and now he’s eternally forced to take dead souls to The Pass Through.
Lucas is a cop living a very real life and not such a believer, he believes only in what he sees.
Kathryn is a doctor, living a very real life, but she’s the only one who can see Armel. Why?
What is the Great Scheme behind all of this?
I have my personal answer to those questions: LOVE. Love makes Kathryn believe in something greater and supernatural. Love makes Armel believe that his soul he’s not forever lost. Love makes Lucas to trust without conditions.
And around that triangle there is the story of a mother and daughter: Kathryn, Kathryn’s mother and grandmother.
The storyline is engaging and inspiring, and talks about Faith, family bond, Love, Life and Death, and second chances. It’s a journey that takes the reader from Earth to Heaven.
As usual Gloria Herrmann has the magic touch to describe the characters and the surrounding in such a vivid and real way that this book can be perfect for a screenplay.
It’s hard to write a review after reading a book like this that has given me so many emotion. Everything I would write, it won’t give justice to it. I think that the best way to appreciate The Pass Through is to read it!