The Edge of Belonging

Reviewed by:

Debbie Dehart, Church Librarian of Berean Baptist Church, Portage MI



The Edge of Belonging


Amanda Cox






Print book


378 pages


This is  a dual-timeline tale of a homeless man who finds a baby girl in the woods and takes care of her for the first three months of her life, and the woman who that baby became.  Harvey is a recluse whose childhood experiences have filled him with fear and feelings of worthlessness.  Ivy’s uncertainty about how she came to be adopted has left her with some dysfunction in her relationships.  Both of them have to learn to overcome these misconceptions about themselves through the help of people around them and their experiences with God.  This is a gripping and touching debut novel filled with memorable characters, a little bit of romance, and a whole lot of the impact we can have on the people in our lives, if we just pay attention.  


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Adults and teens over 15 or so

Christian Impact:

This novel comes from a solid Christian/Biblical foundation.  Most of the main characters are believers and it is clear that their relationship with God matters to them and directs their actions.

The Edge of Belonging

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