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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
The book is well written and dynamic. Through intensive dialogue and insertions of key back story episodes, readers can relate to the pain and conflict Libby and Greg have experienced. The characters must examine their commitment to each other, to God, and to those they love. The changes they experience during the story are believable, but not predictable. Ruchti combines aspects of every day life and outdoor adventure to draw the reader in. Because this novel shows both female and male perspectives, I would recommend it to all adults and older teens. Grace C. Yates, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Rose BlueWisconsinAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5From planning his funeral to wanting him backApril 19, 2013Rose BlueWisconsinAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5She would leave her husband_if she could find him.
When Greg fails to return from a Canadian canoe trip, Libby is annoyed when a police officer questions the state of their marriage. Did Greg want to disappear? No fair. She should be the one leaving him. She's having a hard time liking the man she's supposed to love.
With her father-in-law and her best friend, she plans to retrace Greg's journey. While they load up with canoes, cook stove, food, sleeping bags, they discover he didn't take his fishing equipment. That's ominous.
Libby also brings along the trip journeys found in Greg's office. She reads of his confusion on how to reach her. She'd thought he hadn't felt grief at their daughter's death three years ago.
While fishing for their dinner in the beautiful wilderness scenery, she has an epiphany. She realizes what's missing from that dust-free spot on his office shelf: his camera. He hadn't planned on fishing. He went to take pictures. Greg's stifled in his grocery store job. She didn't want him to leave his secure job, not with a family to support.
By the time they run out of time and must return home, Libby wants Greg back.
I love the transition from indifferent wife to loving wife who recognizes she hadn't been meeting his needs.
bookworm4 Stars Out Of 5very touchingAugust 18, 2012bookwormQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Enough life application features to keep your interest. Lots of good reading (42 chapters)
FranAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 17, 2012FranAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Enjoyed book especially ease of reading on my ipad
BarbVirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Struggle through the Canadian woods/relationshipsJuly 24, 2012BarbVirginiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The outstanding portrayal of the beauty of God's creation in the Canadian woods was incredible in this book. The author managed to literally take us on the searching/rescue trek with her as she desperately looks for her missing husband.
Our oldest daughter lost a child at eight years of age and that death has scarred their family in ways we did not understand for years. The same is true in this novel and it is a tale told very well.
I have always enjoyed light humor in novels and in conversation. A person, however, who consistently inserts comical twists in a conversation can turn the intent of the exchange into a verbal sparring that dilutes the original desire to communicate. I felt that way as I began this book--every page has clever, sometimes sarcastic, humor inserted into nearly ever passage.
suzyQ5 Stars Out Of 5July 5, 2012suzyQQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It's been a long time since I read I book that I couldn't put down.