Deeply depressed by this turn of events, Sophie is more convinced than ever that existence is exactly what she thought all along: life is dismal darkness; distrust; a disgusting dunghill of depression and doubt. So, one year later when her former suitor pays a call, Sophie will have nothing to do with him. He wants a chance to sit down and explain why he checked out before the wedding, But Sophie is a toughie; she wants nothing to do with this man or his hurtful excuses.
Does Sophie’s lover know something about the horrific accident twenty years past that he needs to share? Will Sophie ever give him the chance to explain? After all, why should she? And if given the chance, what could he possibly say that could even remotely change her downbeat attitude toward life and her resultant Misfortune Cookies?
The answer to this puzzle I will leave to readers of Sweet Misfortune. The title of this book may suggest it be taken lightly — a sweet sugarcoated romance story. WRONG. This tale is a satisfying read to keep any age engaged until page 270 of a 278 page book. As a former educator, in my mind, Sweet Misfortune would be very appropriate for high school students who often profess they know what life is all about, yet have experienced little of it. This tale will show them how fortunate they are.
Sweet Misfortune is more than just a fun read. Its story will stick with you because it is tragically sad at the beginning, but develops into a loving, hopeful, memorable tale most anyone could identify with. Most importantly, it is a tale that exemplifies the survival of the human spirit against terrible odds.