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Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite
Back Side of a Hurricane by Robert Schwab tells the story of a family with individual troubles and aspirations, all struggling with their own demons. Bellamy, once a high-flying sales person, suffers from depression and even getting up in the morning is a struggle. She is disillusioned with her marriage to Tucker and contemplates divorce. Tucker is dedicated to his work and has little time for family, although he would like to be a perfect husband and father, and hopes that providing materially for them will make up for lack of quality family time. Tucker, however, has suppressed resentment against a father who had little time for him, and goes on a quest to find out more about the father who is just a distant memory. The journey takes a surprising twist and introduces him to new friends and a way of life not dictated by financial gain. He is also able to put to bed the ghosts from his past.
Robert Schwab has crafted an excellent story of the Ducharme family with its inner turmoils, misunderstandings, and character clashes. The characters are well developed and totally believable, and the descriptive writing is a joy to read. The story itself is excellent, full of vitality and a clear arc, and with a good, consistent pace with enough sub-plots to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Robert Schwab paints a picture with his very visual writing which is a delight. A totally compelling story from an author to watch.