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Hannah struggles in the days that follow the accident to find forgiveness and compassion for her youngest daughter. She struggles with her faith, and the burning feelings of sorrow and rage, believing that God has forsaken her and allowed this tragedy to happen. Her life becomes driven by one force: revenge against the drunk driver who destroyed everything. Can Hannah find forgiveness and her faith before her all-consuming bitterness destroys the rest of her life?
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Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
Series: Forever Faithful
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"Im afraid theres been a car accident..."
As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for hera husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannahs driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever.
In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and ragefeelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.
In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. Shes determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?
KAREN KINGSBURY is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author, with nearly twenty million books in print. Dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" by Time magazine, Karen has written more than forty Life-Changing Drama, which encompasses the Redemption, Firstborn, and Sunrise series, as well as stand-alone novels such as Like Dandelion Dust, When Joy Came to Stay, and This Side of Heaven. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to six children, including three adopted from Haiti. Visit her Web site at www.KarenKingsbury.com
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debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Waiting for Morning ~ Karen KingsburyAugust 23, 2015debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When Hannah's life is turned upside down by losing her husband and oldest daughter in drunk driving accident. She has to hold together her life and keep her faith. Her other daughter Jenny survived the accident however, she is not dealing with it very well and thinks of suicide. The story is not a sugar coated book, it is told in a the way that makes the characters very real and true to life. Hannah has to deal with her faith and how she instantly stops believing in GOD. GOD would not do this to his good and faithful people.
I would recommend this book to everyone, it deals with how to accept your faith and forgiveness. It is very touching and moving. I would recommend to all ages and is a great book for a teenager to read because of the strong subject matter of drinking and driving. The book does an excellent job to show what victims have to go through and how GOD tests us of our faith.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Blogging for books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Carol Post5 Stars Out Of 5Another Wonderful BookFebruary 10, 2015Carol PostKaren Kingsbury did it again....another fantastic book...now I can't wait to read the next in the series. I love all of her books. I love when you put her books on sale too.
Rhonda Leigh5 Stars Out Of 5Forever Faithful Series, #1December 22, 2014Rhonda LeighQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this series. Very interesting......kept me on my toes until the very end!!
HopeAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great SeriesOctober 12, 2013HopeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Forever Faithful is a great Karen Kingsbury series.
You quickly become invested in the characters and easy to find yourself racing through each book in the series in order to find out how everything is going to play out and how things end and what happens with each character.
Again, a tear-jerker series!
Debbie WThe Villages, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Life LessonsMarch 23, 2013Debbie WThe Villages, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book shows us that even as Christians we can go down the wrong pathway. Hannah Ryan is a wife and mom of 2 daughters. It seems as though they have the perfect family life, with Christ being the center of their family. So what went wrong? What could make God seem so far away?
Tom Ryan, husband of Hannah and father of their daughters, has taken their girls on a yearly camping trip right before school was to begin. They had the "perfect" trip. Then tragedy strikes. A man that is trying to stay sober had a crisis in his life and he made the choice to start drinking. Then he got behind the wheel of his car. Big mistake! He hits the Ryan car and Tom and one of the girls (Alicia) is killed. Jenny survives but is hospitalized for a short period of time.
Hannah had been praying for her family the entire time all of this was happening. So what made her turn against God after she received this tragic news? I believe Satan attacks us at our most vulnerable times. He convinced Hannah that God didn't hear her prayers or chose to ignore them. Everything goes downhill from there. Hannah turns away from God and from her surviving daughter, Jenny. Jenny is so upset when she hears her Mom ranting and raving about how that "drunk" man took everything. He ruined her life. She had nothing left. Wow. I can only imagine how Jenny felt. Her Mom is saying she has nothing now? What about Jenny? How devastating for her!
You will want to read this book to find out if or how Hannah gets her faith back. Will she let go of her hatred and revenge for the man that caused the accident and took part of her family? How does Jenny fare? Will Jenny and Hannah ever return to the relationship they once had?
God tests our faith in many ways. Hannah definitely had a trial to go through. God doesn't promise us an easy life, but He does promise to always be with us. But what happens when we turn away from God? We should not judge anyone that turns from God. God wants us to love them and nurture them back into his fold. None of us knows how we will react then we have a crisis in our life.