Unfortunately, children do not come with a set of instructions. Parents want the best for their children under any circumstance. Children are a woven creation from both of their parents. The love a parent has for their child is unconditional. In On the Edge, the main character Andy is no exception. She’s a widow and she’s raising a teenage daughter on her own. This proves to be a heartwarming journey intertwined with heartbreaks and accomplishments.
Hayden Grace is Andy’s 15-year-old daughter. She’s a rising snowboard professional, who struggles emotionally with peer pressure, the loss of her father and a commitment to her snowboarding career. Andy is a strict single parent. She won’t let Hayden Grace stay home alone and she monitors messages on Hayden Grace’s phone. These rules cause Hayden Grace to become rebellious and she’s soon neglecting her snowboarding activities.
Andy faces the challenge of keeping her daughter motivated. Her late husband wrote letters to Hayden Grace for Andy to give her when she reached each milestone in her life. He also let Andy know how he’d like her to discipline their daughter. He wrote these letters before he left for the military in case he didn’t return home. He wanted Andy and Hayden Grace to know he would always be with them. All they’d need to do was look up at the stars at night and he would shine down on them.
Andy struggles with juggling her career as a ski instructor along with her social life. She made the decision to focus on Hayden Grace rather than dating, but while keeping Hayden Grace focused on snowboarding Andy meets a handsome professional snowboarder.
The character of Andy is so well developed I found I could easily relate to her. As a mother myself, I could feel her emotions. Together, Andy and Hayden Grace build a strong mother-daughter bond. On the Edge is an engaging read!
4 of 5 Stars, Review by Monica McDaniel for eBook Review Gal.
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