I actually read the second in this series and other books by this author because I didn't think I wanted to read this book--mainly because brief descriptions seemed to indicate a husband who had deserted his wife and then suffered disfigurement to the point she couldn't recognize him. I didn't think it could be romantic. I was wrong. You find yourself struggling along with Larson and cheering for the man he is becoming..."out of the refiner's fire". Kathryn seems a strong heroine to begin with but then you begin to see the flaws in her character that might have contributed to the miscommunications with her husband prior to his disappearance. Along with Kathryn you begin to look beyond Larson's scarred appearance to the wonderful man beneath...Kathryn's loyalty and faithfulness to the husband she lost only makes the final recognition more poignant and sweet. Did I mention her pregnancy unbeknown to Larson and the gentle support of a gentleman admirer for Kathryn which complicated matters quite a bit. Finally Rekindled makes the perfect title for this book...for love is rekindled out of the ashes...love from The Heavenly Father and love between man and wife. A must read for your keeper shelf!
I remember reading this book some time back. I can understand a man trying to give his wife a better life by stepping back out of her life. However, when you love someone, stepping back isn't always possible, that's what makes this story rememberable - To fall in love with the same man twice.
I love this book! I could not put it down and once I was done I had to go and get the rest of the series to read!! I have read them over and over again! Tamera Alexander does an awesome job at writing books!!
'The outward scars aren't what determine what a man will become. It's the inward scars that can keep a man from living the life God intended'. - Rekindled, By Tamera Alexander. A story of love and hope, so powerful that it will have you feeling like shedding tears even before you hit the 20th page of the book. (Ok, maybe that was just me, sniff!) The Jennings are really special people and through their story, in her first novel, Tamera paints a BEAUTIFUL, touching picture of the unending, overflowing grace of God. A MUST read for everybody, especially those who are going through difficult times in their marriage. Whether you are young or old, married or single; this story will leave you with the TRUE definition of Love, fill you with hope and leave you with a song of praise on your lips. BRAVO, Mrs Alexander! (Apparently, the adventure continue with some characters that were in the first book, who are now going to be able to share a love story in the 2nd book of the series. Can't wait to read it! If you plan on reading the whole series; I suggest you start with the first book).