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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Mia: A Novel by Joseph F. Sciuto is a story of family and self-discovery that will give you emotional highs unlike any others you have experienced before. The story follows Joe Ciotala, a man who gave his life to Major League Baseball. Now at 50 years of age, Joe is single and has no family to call his own. Depressed and sad, he packs his bags and says goodbye to baseball once and for all. On his journey to find a place to call home, he comes to a place called Salvation that claimed to be a “Gateway to Heaven” with a population of just 550 people. Religious extremism seems to be at its peak here. Amid this chaos, Joe finds Mia. Mia is a meek little thing who quietly puts her head down and soldiers through the pain. Believed to be the spawn of Satan by the community, Joe knows he cannot let her stay here. What will Joe do? Can he protect Mia or is there more to the story?
Mia: A Novel by Joseph F. Sciuto is a sentimental story that pulls at the heartstrings. Joe’s story is wholesome and very poignant in moving the plot forward. Mia is his salvation, his clue to a better future, and the oxygen he desperately needs to live. She becomes a catalyst to his good fortune and opens new avenues that Joe never thought about experiencing before. Joe has a very special relationship with Mia. They have a very balanced relationship. Mia helps Joe realize that it is never too late to start over, and Joe teaches Mia that love does not need a reason. They guide each other, allow each other to grow, and make sure they are strengthening each other. Mia’s healing process is organic, it is not rushed, and she has Joe as her support throughout the process. I would love to know more about Mia’s journey as she grows older and how Joe impacts her life in the future. It is a breathtaking story of love, forgiveness, and family. A beautiful, emotional story that many will love.