Book Review: White Night

White Night

Title: White Night

Author: Kathi Haacke Morehead

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Churchill publishing

Source: PBT

Format: Ebook

Release date: February 14, 2015

Pages: 235

Buy Link: Amazon


Joanna Anderson Campbell lived the perfect life … loving daughter and sister, loyal friend, faithful wife, and devoted mother. She was happy and content. What more could she have asked for? Life could not have been better. At least … that’s what she believed. Until she died. Can death teach the most valuable lessons about life? Jo Campbell is about to find out.

My Thoughts about White Night:

White Night is the perfect book to prove the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  The book is nothing like the cover picture suggests.  The cover suggests that it was going to be a scary horror story.  Instead, it was a moving, funny, and inspirational story about life after death. White Night was amazing!

Everyone is going to die someday and most people wonder what is going to happen after they die.  There are many schools of thought about this subject, but Kathi Haacke Morehead presented another perspective that made me think more.  It seemed to be a mixture of several different beliefs of what happens after we die.  I enjoyed having a new perspective.  White Night was very thought provoking, as well.  I made me want to reexamine my own life and how I am living.  All that being said, it is still a work of fiction, so it was an easy read.

White Night starts off with the death of the main character, Jo.  Then she arrives in the afterlife and it is dark and she there is nothing there. She had been led to believe otherwise during her life.  After a while a voice appears and it is her Soul.  With the help of Soul she revisits her life so that she can learn and grow from it so that she can move on to whatever is next in the afterlife.   As the story progresses we learn about Jo’s life and her family.  She seems to have the perfect life, but upon further examination she learns that her life wasn’t much different that many people’s lives. She is also forced to accept that she wasn’t as perfect as she thought she was. In the end, she has to do the hardest thing she has ever done in her life and then she receives her reward.

Throughout the story Jo has flashbacks to her life.  We get to meet the young girl Jo, the teenage Jo, Joanna, Jo the wife, and Jo the mother.  Each one of these stages in her life has many lessons for her to learn, but they also have fun parts too.  I really like how Kathi used flashbacks to help us get to know Jo and the other characters in the story.  I also loved her use of foreshadowing.  It made me antsy with anticipation for what was to come.  I liked how she didn’t tell you everything up front, but let it unravel as the story went on. White Night was very well written and enjoyable.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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