Words Unspoken - eBook
One of those Remember Forever Books!
I LOVED this book. I do not generally give 5 stars on my reviews, unless it is a story that will stay in my memory bank forever. This is one of those stories. At first I thought that there were too many characters introduced into the storyline and I didn't know how I would keep them straight, but the stories of each character was so interesting, that I had to keep reading to see how their lives would turn out. There was the mysterious successful author, the couple who lost their little boy due to a pool growing, the teenager who witnessed her mother's tragic death, the elderly driving instructor and the wife and mother who just found out that her husband is divorcing her for another woman. My perseverance paid off because all too soon, all the characters were intertwined with each other in a most amazing way. I hated to see the book end and highly recommend this book to everyone. I will be getting all of Ms. Musser's books.
August 21, 2013
A great story depicting forgiveness and reconcilia
How often do we have conflicts within our families because we haven't taken time to listen, too afraid to ask questions, fearing what will people do with the information we divulge, and a prideful refusal to listen to the truth and face our own shortcoming. This is a beautiful story that shows what can happen when people are willing to take the time to talk and willingness to forgive
January 2, 2013
This book was powerful emotionally. That is my first thought. The story of Lissa and so many other characters was a steady stream of emotions, learning, growing, gaining understanding, and so much more. Follow Lissa as she deals with the emotions of grief and loss due to the death of her mother. Follow her as she comes back from the brink of blackness. Follow the story of Ted Draker as he learns that the way to caring for your family can only be paved with stones of truth and honesty. Follow Silvano Rossi as he learns that the best way to help his family is to do it legitimately and without hurting others and stepping on them to climb the "ladder." Follow Katy Lynn as she finds forgiveness for others and a new way to live life even through dramatic changes. Follow Janelle as she journeys through grief so real it still hurts after 2 years. These characters are dealing with real heart issues and life issues and through it all we start to piece together how they are all ultimately connected to each other. It's a powerful story of the words we listen to and choose to follow in our lives - good or bad. I am typically not a fan of this kind of story, but I found it quite good and definitely worth the time. Hope you enjoy as well!
August 5, 2010
My heart was opened to such wisdom, such beauty in Words Unspoken. Many times it is not the words that are spoken that hurt us the most, it is those that are left unspoken. Lissa Randall is one of main characters, she is a hurting, confused teen, who has lost her mother in an accident that she blames herself for, and through this tragedy, the relationship between her and her father is misplaced and misunderstood. Ev MacAllister comes into her life, not by chance as she thinks, but as part of God's plan of healing. He begins teaching her how to drive, but not only drive, to live again, to breath and to heal, but as he is teaching her these things, he too is learning to let go of the past and live again. This book is filled with many characters who are hurting, and trials seem to just keep attacking, but through this story we find that all these characters, although different, are much the same, and the story entwines them all together, just as God does with those in our lives. Words Unspoken will take you on a journey, that somewhere on this road you too will find yourself. As I kept reading, each chapter was pulling me in more. As I learned of each character, you opened your heart to their pain, and Elizabeth Musser brings this breathtaking adventure to us in a form that we can all relate to. God is in the business of knowing each of us, He has a plan for us, and as Lissa finds out, her traveled roads will lead her home. This book was a gift from Bethany House Publishers for its review.
December 30, 2009