I bought this book as a gift for my friend who is a Christian therapist. However, I had to read it myself before I gave it to her, and for those few days, I could not put it down. The combination of real emotions, our human sinful condition and the grace of God is well-balanced. The story line is realistic and has several twists and turns to keep the reader on the edge of one's seat. The ending was so exciting! Looking forward to the next installments.
I can't pick one favorite thing about this book, it was riveting from the first page. The message of the power of God's redemption for everyone from anything is spellbinding in how it's presented in the novel. Many times I ask myself "should I waste my time on Christian fiction", I should be reading things that deepen my faith and walk with God. The answer to that question is a resounding YES! This story is capable of finding us where we live, in the problems and trails we face daily in our lives and the lives of the people we come into contact with. Read this book - you will be blessed.
This book was fantastic! I couldn't put it down and wanted to keep reading even when I was tired and had to go to sleep. When the book was over, I hollered "NO" because I wanted MORE! I wanted to know what happened to the characters after the last page. They were so real, so deep and so relatable. I found myself invested in them, even one I never thought I could - Demetria, who cheated. Even until the last chapter, there are suprises you don't expect. I recommend this book to anyone!
I loved this book! I even recommended it to all the women in my Bible study. I've been in counseling at various times in my life and always felt uncomfortable for the need to go. This story was beautiful in the way that Demi and Sullivan interacted. Seeing her recover from all she went through was so encouraging. His ability to help her when he had his own issues to deal with... The gift she had with ministering to her daughter and the pregnant girl was probably my favorite part to read. The little twist that was added about the way Mickey had such compassion for Demi but none for her own daughter made that part seem so authentic. Isn't that just the way we can be, a contradiction in terms? I am thrilled to know that there will be more books about Sullivan.Congratulations on a wonderful story.