A Thousand Voices by Lisa Wingate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There's nothing like finding out you just read the last book in a series after you're finished reading. But, it says something for "A Thousand Voices" that it could be read as a standalone book. I didn't feel lost about any of the characters or situations while reading the book. Nothing in the book itself indicated a series-it was only searching for it on GoodReads that I found that it's book 5 of the Tending Roses series.
Dell Jordan has spent the last two years trying to find herself. College didn't appeal to her after high school graduation, so she spent a year on an orchestra exchange in Europe, and then a year working at an orphanage in Ukraine. But upon her arrival at home, she still feels lost.
She was adopted when she was 13. She loves her adopted family, but at times she can't help but focus on how she doesn't fit it (mostly physically because she's half Choctaw Indian and they're white). She sets out to discover who she is, and who her "real" family is.
The journey is somewhat painful, but she learns about her Choctaw heritage, and meets some wonderful people along the way.
I really enjoy Lisa Wingate's writing. She does a great job developing her characters, and her stories keep my attention.