The Book in Room 316
Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Published: July 10, 2018
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: October 30-November 11, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Savannah Graham thought she had the perfect marriage…until grief drove her husband into the arms of his best friend’s wife. Now, she believes revenge is the only way her heart can heal from the betrayal.
For fifty-two years, Ollie Moss lived side by side with the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth. But now that she’s gone, so is his desire to live, despite the love from his children, and his beloved grandson Samuel. Can anything save Ollie’s life?
Anna Rodriguez just wants to work and provide for her three children by any means necessary. But her decision to break the law in order to get a job is threatening life as she knows it.
Trey Brown is known in his neighborhood as a hustler, so much so that the gangs want him to join their ranks…but there’s a reason the nineteen-year-old does what he does—he’s the only one left who can save his little brother.
Different circumstances lead each of them to The Markham Hotel, where they hope to find solace, comfort, and answers. Told from multiple perspectives, The Book in Room 316 will renew your strength and faith that there is always a way forward.
When I picked up The Book in Room 316 I did not realize it was Christian Fiction, but I did not have an issue with that. It is not overtly Christian as some novels in that genre can be much to the detriment of the novel and then deter people from reading. The Book in Room 316 pulls you in and is a novel that focuses on four different people in four very different circumstances that are all brought to room 316 in the Markham Hotel. Besides being connected to a single hotel room, I enjoyed seeing how all the stories were entwined with each other. As big as our world is, it is also very small and we all affect each other in what we do, whether the connection is large or small. This is a novel about faith: Being tested in your faith, losing your faith and getting your faith back. I would love to see a continuation of these stories.
The Book in Room 316 is recommended.