I really enjoyed this novel with many interesting themes woven though a good plot. The novel is very well written with characters portrayed so that they really grabbed at my emotions. The plot is very realistic regarding the pain we experience. While there are some amazing victories, not every one lives happily ever after. Just like real life.
I recommend this insightful and thought provoking novel. You'll be challenged with how characters trust God, struggle with offering forgiveness, battle career obstacles, face failure and the responsibility of hurting others, and more. You will experience the joy and frustrations of women, so different in their personalities and goals, forming an unusual friendship. For me, the ending was a bit too convenient, although part of it was hinted at earlier.
While I did not see any discussion questions in the galley I read, this would make a good choice for a reading group. There would be much to discuss.
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Christina Suzann Nelson is a part of Oregon's Christian Writers and a member of ACFW. Her first novel, If We Make It Home, was named Library Journal Best Book of 2017 and a Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year. She lives in Oregon's Willamette Valley with her husband and their children. You can find out more at www.christinasuzannnelson.com.) Photo credit: Katey Tryon
Bethany House Publishers, 352 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.