PROMISE OF THE MORNING
This second book in the series, lacked the punch that the first book did. The characters didn't transfer from the first book to the second book well. Michael, in the first book was strong in character and seemed to be well balanced, in this book he was just all over the place. His obsession with ridding the town of a group of traveling actors and his lack of fight for his church and church family really got to me.
His wife Ellie didn't fair much better. While I understand the loss of a child and that people do grieve in different ways, I just could get past the fact that she would ignore her other living children.
I did however enjoy Ruby and Arthur's story line, and a lot of that was because these characters stayed true from book one to book two.
I also liked the moral issues that were raised within these pages, like passing judgment on others and the out and out rebellion of some, but also the forgiveness, the unconditional love and the hope. For me this was the best part of the story and what made me want to finish the book.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 rating.