Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.
Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.
While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.
If Darlene ever needed God . . . it’s now.
Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.
This is my first book from Beth Wiseman that I've read, and from what I understand this is first novel away from Amish fiction. Considering I'm not a fan of Amish fiction, I'm glad my first reading from her is of people who are not Amish. I thought the synopsis was interesting though, and it does follow through with some interesting parts of the book that keep you reading.
The family in this story is a bit bland. We get all these varying viewpoints, and it's very obvious what is happening to Grace from the beginning. I don't know if anyone else figured it out as soon as I did, but it took me only a few pages in. Layla is an intriguing character though, and she is probably the biggest part that kept me reading. Obviously, being a single, cowgirl is an oddity to married Darlene, but yet she strangely envies her. Also, who thinks it's polite to ask if someone has children when she is obviously single? It isn't.
I liked the addition of Darlene teaching children that would teach her new things also. I think the author had a good grasp of how children with special needs work, so she was able to capture that realness. Carla, and her dad were also two interesting characters.
I wish the family this story had been centered around were more interesting. I found all these little side characters intriguing, but the family was so bland besides Grace. I was truly interested to see what happened to Grace. If you want to check out this book it is available at Amazon.
This book was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for a review.