A great story on how God heals our pasts but was surprised that it dealt with incest. This could be difficult for women who have been victims and don't realize the book addresses this. Great encouragement for counseling should be advised
I would recommend this product to a friend only if they have not been victimized or have sought healing.
An incredible story of redemption. Diane doesn't believe God can possibly love her after the life she's chosen, the choices she made, the sins she's committed. But she finds that God doesn't just offer love and forgiveness, He redeems broken lives and disgraceful pasts. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story of God's redemptive power and love.
Many of you know, I'm a huge Michelle Sutton fan. I must say that this is an absolute favorite! Michelle developed the characters so well that I immediately fell in love with them and couldn't wait to see what happened next in their journey.
This book is very memorable as are the characters. Michelle Sutton does a wonderful job of drawing emotion out of the reader and allowing us to feel deeply for her characters. When I read the cover blurb, I didn't think I'd like this book. I don't have kids, knew nothing about foster care, and really didn't think I'd have anything in common with the characters. It didn't take long for me to become so caught up with them and their lives that I couldn't wait to read the next chapter.
If you like romance with lots of tension, this one's for you!
Two people with hurting hearts, they meet because Dave needs a lawyer to represent him to fight to keep his foster son, Joey. During the course of their professional relationship Diane and Dave find that they have feelings for each other. Diane tries to fight it because of the abuse she suffered as a child, Dave is leery because his late wife held his sterility over his head. Diane has a passion for children and that is why she fights for them as an attorney.
Michelle has once again taken hurting hearts, and shown how with God you can heal. It is not always easy or fun, but you can do it! It requires trust and letting go of all the stuff in the past, and letting God take care of it.
One of my favorite lines from the book . . . "No wonder being a real Christian isn't popular. Who wants to suffer so they can find joy?" Diane
"The ways of the Lord are in conflict with the ways of men."
I highly recommend this book! I give it a lighthouse and shine a light on it for pointing a path to God!!! WAY TO GO MICHELLE!!!!!!
"Letting Go" is a story that deals with the horrible reality of incest, but it deals with it in a realistic and careful way, not dwelling on the action but on the repercussions. I don't think I am giving away any storyline secrets to say that the protagonist was molested by her father as a child and from that learned to deal with men on a sexual level, always looking for love in all the wrong places and with all the wrong men.
Letting Go is a portrait of a woman struggling to find that illusive thing called love and never quite able to hold on to it. Past experiences have taught her that love isn't free. She has to give something to get something. So she uses her beauty and sex to get a man, but for some reason it's always someone else's man.
Wanting nothing more than to get married and have a baby, Diane, a child advocate lawyer and former beauty queen, fails time after time with finding the right kind of man.
Dave is a young widower with a foster son. He needs help to maneuver through the rocky road of child custody, adoption, and a last minute attempt of the birth mother to take his son away. He hires Diane.
Michelle Sutton doesn't shy away from a prickly topic but is able to reveal a messed up woman's heart, so broken that only the love of the perfect heavenly Father can heal it.
I read this book very quickly, thoroughly engrossed. It was very interesting to read a story from the viewpoint of someone who has actually worked as a social worker and knows the pitfalls and good that our court system provides when trying to place children in the right homes.
This was definitely a healing hearts story, and I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with letting go of something that is holding you back from trusting Christ.