This book was so good I didn't want to put it down. The young women in the book reminded me of our military wives that face the death of a spouse and how they have no choice but to keep going. I loved the fact that she had such a strong family to help her.
Sharlene Maclaren is without a doubt one of the best authors in Christian fiction today. I have read every one of her books & they just keep getting better. The story of Jason & Rachel grabs you from the first page to the last. Although the death of John was a tragic event, she shows how the strong faith in Christ can get you through such sad events in our lives. You feel the emotions & the ups & downs of the families involved. Don't pass this one up. Trust me you will be blessed for having read it. I am anxiously awaiting her newest series which is set to be in print in 2011. I can hardly wait!
I loved the way the characters came together through their grief and even their guilt. There was forgiveness and understanding. I felt so sorry for Jason, the son who lived and felt like he never measured up. Sharlene's writing makes you want more.
MacLaren's ninth novel has a positive, upbeat tone in spite of the tragic circumstances surrounding Jason Evans and his sister-in-law Rachel. How does a family deal with the tragic death of their husband and brother? The young widow struggles to raise her two children; Jason struggles with circumstances surrounding John's untimely death that he might have prevented. What does he do with memories of his love for Rachel long before she and John married, that he though dissolved when he made Jesus Lord of his life? Does the past ever fade? Can God fix the tangle of strong memories and genuine needs rising from the horrific loss of husband and brother?As usual, MacLaren's strong faith plays out in the lives of her characters for a never-a-dull-moment tale that inspires and encourages readers of any age. In other words, she's done it again. You will love this Michigan-based story.Review by Audrey Hebbert, M.A., author of Green Light Red Light.
Oh, my WORD! I loved this book. It touched my heart so much. What a wonderful story. Love all of Sharlene MacLaren's books, both historical and contemporary, but this is one of my favorites I think. I love the way she describes her characters. They just come to life before my eyes. Keep your books coming, Sharlene.