Karen Kingsbury weaves so many strands together - the best friend pitching in the major leagues - whose room-mate dies of an overdose which influences the main character as well, the ex-girlfriend and what she goes through , the parents and what they go through and of course the retirement home, the patients' family, the manager and the patient. This book is a solid reminder of how God works all things together for good and that there really are angels walking among us - I love also the emphasis that to God be the glory - not the angels.
Start the book early in the day - I ended up staying up until I could finish it - didn't want to put it down. The theme also gave me a reminder that my prayers are not in vain - I may not see the answers right now but God hears them and He is in charge. I was disappointed to see that the next one won't be available until spring 2015.
The story is captivating right from the beginning about the football player and what happens to him physically. I wondered how God was going to bring him to know Him. Then his girlfriend returns to his life and what has happened with her to bring her back. It is interesting how the manager in the nursing home was used to bring the main character to know God.
I find it difficult to put any of Karen Kingsbury's books down for any length of time. I just want to start the book and read until I am finished. The story is always something that actually happens to people, not something fictionalized to being unbelievable. I do thank God for Christian authors who write about issues and life problems of today.