I wasnt quite sure what to expect when I first started reading the book. After the third chapter I was hooked! A very emotional read, I really related to the characters especially to Emma. The author has a way of pulling the reader into the story so much so that it kept me reading into the night just to see how it ended. Be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby!
I believe this is the best book I have ever read. Which is saying a lot cause I have read a lot of books, and normally hate sad books. And this book was absolutely heartbreaking, I cried the whole way through. But even though it was so sad, it ended well. And was very thought provoking. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
This book does an excellent job of dealing with the after affects of abortion. It helps Christian understand both the pain and long-term effects, and also the Christ-like response we should have toward those who have walked this difficult path. A delightful story of hope and forgiveness.
Karen Kingsbury is one of my FAVORITE authors! She truly has the gift of writing that comes from God. He speaks through her hands. So, I am excited about getting to review this book. It's not only by my favorite author, it takes place in my home state of North Carolina! A double bonus! In Shades of Blue, Karen really touches hearts with this story of secrets, unresolved past issues, loss and forgiveness. Karen really packs this book full of lessons to be learned. Emma and Brad are the main characters in this book...the ones with unresolved issues, and a past that isn't so perfect. Added to these issues, Karen gives a powerful lesson on abortion. I don't want to go into a lot of detail with this review of Karen's book, as I am sure to give away way too many spoilers and we don't want that! All I can truly say is this: Shades of Blue deserves so much more than a 5 star review (but I can only go with a 5 star review!), and so does the author! I highly, highly recommend that EVERYONE read this book...there is something in here for everyone, even if it is just to get closer to God. But there is one warning with this book (as it is with ALL of Karen's books): take a stock in TISSUES!!! You WILL need them!