By Tara C. Allred
“He’s not a friend, he’s my husband, And he’s gone.”
En route to Salt Lake City, intending to start over, their car breaks down near the struggling mining town of Helper, Utah—and then Tony leaves Kora behind.
Alone, broken and angry, especially that her family was right in their judgment against Tony, Kora decides to stay in Helper and aid in it’s art-centered transformation.
But in working to save her new home, Kora learns first love only happens once.
For a second chance at love, a much greater risk is required.
“…a good solid story. I was fooled a couple of times with the plot twists!” —E. Campbell
“…a beautiful piece of artwork. This novel is going to stick with me.” —B. Boman
Helping Helper by Tara C. Allred. This book was better than I thought it would be. The story felt real and that it could happen to anyone. Tony and Kora leave Colorado for a better chance of life. They have been married for 6 years and Tony doesn’t have it together at all. Kora is hoping this new job in Utah will help them start fresh. Then their car breaks down about 5 miles from Helper. They walk to get help and the first place they find is a fast food place, Tony leaves Kora there and says he is going to see about getting help. He did come back and left her with $45. That was the last time she saw him. So, she is stuck in a small town, no money and no clue what to do.
I found this story very refreshing to read. I loved that the people felt real and cared about each other. I felt the author did a great job with the characters and seemed to pack so much into the story that made it awesome. The description, the history and the people make this story so wonderful. I also thought the issues with Tony were spot on and I felt exploring Kora’s feelings was another plus. There is a lot in this story and it worked. I hope there is a 2nd book.
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This book for me is definitely a FIVE STAR Book. I really thought the author did a great job with the emotions and the characters in this story.