Forever Faithful is the complete trilogy all in one book. These were 3 different novels all available in one book. It starts off with Hannah's tragic journey of bitterness and anger at losing her husband and daughter to a drunk driver and seeing her go through all the emotions that go with a tragedy like that. In the end she sees that forgiveness is the only to way to let go of the anger and bitterness that is destroying her. There is of course a love story woven in as well.
The second book is about Jade and Tanner who are childhood friends but when life takes them in different directions they thought they would never see each other again. God brings them together and their romance begins to unfold but in a "moment of weakness" they give in to their desires and Jade becomes pregnant. This was a very sad story about life and its consequences but God can still "work things together for good for those who love Him."
The Final book brings both couples together in a friendship and they both go through trials that requires support and faith in God to get you through. I thought this trilogy was well done and Ms. Kingsbury does an excellent job showing that no matter the circumstances you go through you can look back and see the hand of God working. Jeremiah 29:11 was shown throughout the entire trilogy.
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Before Bailey Flanigan had to choose between Cody and Brandon . . . before Dayne Matthews was willing to risk his Hollywood stardom for a life of faith . . . before the Baxters became neighbors, friends, and household names to thousands (or millions???) of faithful readers . . . Karen Kingsbury was already writing great God-honoring, life-changing fiction. Forever Faithful is a collection of three of those stories.
In Waiting for Morning, Hannah Ryan receives some of the most devastating news a mother and wife could receive. While stuck in a dark spot, she is driven by sorrow and rage and shuts God out of her life. Forgiveness - toward the man responsible for the loss of her family and toward God - is the farthest thing from her mind. Is there hope and help for turning from her bitterness back to the God she desperately needs?
A Moment of Weakness is the story of Jade and Tanner, best friends as children before a move separates them. A few years later they find each other and give in to a moment of weakness, a choice that separates them again, perhaps forever. Nearly a decade passes before Jade becomes the victim of an unfaithful husband who tries to destroy her and win custody of her son. Is Tanner the one who can help her keep her son and bring truth to light?
Halfway to Forever brings together the main characters from the previous two stories and finds them all facing tremendous struggles. Lives of family members and their trust in God are at stake. Will their faith triumph and see them through the trials?
These individual titles have been packaged together into one volume. This is a great way for someone to be introduced to the writing of Karen Kingsbury in a multi-story series. And those who are already fans will enjoy this book from a favorite author.
I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for an honest review.
This series takes you into the lives of four Christians as they walk through everything from everyday occurrences and tragic struggles. If you like books that make you cry, this is definitely one for your library.
In this series you will meet Hannah in Waiting for Morning. Hannah is a young wife and mother who loves God and her family. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes, will she remember God's faithfulness or turn away from Him forever?
A Moment of Weakness takes us through the struggles of Jade, a new Christian, who must learn to trust God's good plan for her life in the face of a hard situation. Will Jade wait for God's plan or make her own?
In the final story of the trilogy, Karen Kingsbury reminds readers that in this life, Christians will have struggles. Hannah & Jade's stories continue is Halfway to Forever with a life threatening illness and a devastating loss. Will these ladies learn that even in heartbreak, God is carrying them through?
If you want a story to encourage and uplift your faith, this is it. I loved the book and hope you will also.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Karen Kingsbury brings characters alive with her writings. I always feel as if I've known them--lived next door to them for years. This series amplifies her talent. Each character is flawed--just as you and I are. Each one struggles with faith in a fallen world. Why does God allow things to happen to His people?
I have a couple of caveats. I know that it's the author's style of writing, but I cringe with each sentence fragment. The third title, "Halfway to Forever," covered a good bit of the earlier material. I suppose some of that is necessary for those who hadn't read the first two titles.
However, Kingsbury's compelling plots beg for attention. Her fans will delight in this trilogy which is bound into one large volume.
Thank you to Laura Tucker at WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity for my copy.