Sunday, September 4, 2011

Waiting For Morning by Karen Kingsbury ~ review

Waiting for Morning (Forever Faithful, Book 1)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590520203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590520208
  • Review copy provided by the publisher

Product Description

“I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”
As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever.
   In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.
   In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?

My take on this book:
I can honestly say that I have never read a bad book by Karen Kingsbury. She is one of those authors that has the ability to pull you into the story she is writing making you feel the emotions the characters are feeling. "Waiting For Morning," is the first book in the Forever Faithful series and was actually written back in 2002.I am not sure how I missed it then but I am so glad that I had the chance to read it.
Hannah Ryan's perfect  life is shattered in an instant when her husband and two daughters are in an automobile accident with a drunk driver. Her husband and oldest daughter die instantly. Her youngest daughter Jenny lives but suffers from the trauma of the accident, sliding into depression.Hannah becomes determined to make the drunk driver pay for what he has done to her family, and in doing so she not only strays from God but also pushes her remaining daughter away. Will this family be able to heal or will grief and the need for revenge be to much for them to overcome?

This is one of those stories that could easily happen in real life. It was a sad story for certain, but it also inspires the reader as well. The characters are so easy to connect with.Hannah's determination to make the drunk driver pay seemed totally realistic. It was wonderful as we also saw her come to the realization that she needed to find forgiveness.My heart broke for Jenny on several occasions in the story. Not a positive or upbeat story by any means but touching and meaningful, your definitely going to need to keep a box of tissues handy for this one. I will certainly read the next book in this series.

rating 5/5 

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  1. Great review! Thanks for the recommendation. I hope you're having an awesome weekend :)

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  2. Ouch! My heart hurts for Hannah... Seems like a good read-- sad, but I'm sure captivating. Thanks for stopping by My Lil' Blog... following back : )

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you back. Love to read so this looks like a great blog.

  4. Hi thanks for stopping by, Im returning the favor and following you via GFC.
    Have a Great Rest of the Labor Day Weekend.

  5. *New follower* stopping by from Monday Mingle! I rated you review and I would really appreciate it if you rated mine!


  6. Sounds like a really good book. I will have to read it.

  7. Hi love!

    I really love this book review and I rated your review. You really have a way with words.. I really did read your whole review.. You drew me in! I'm low on money, so I probably won't be buying this book, but I did read The Help.

    I am new to your blog.. Following you back, so not sure if you have read it or not. I am actually going to write my own two-cents on The Help.. I hope to be half as good as you.

    Hope you had a great weekend. We did lots of cooking and I am so tired!


  8. Hi, I am your new follower from Stalker Sunday! I would be delighted if you can join
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  9. I love Karen Kingsbury.

    Thanks for the blog comment and follow. I am following back ;)

    Julie from Just Jules

  10. Loved this book review. It sounds like a very powerful thought provoking story. Following you back. :)

  11. That does sound like a good book. Might be kind of had to take :( I think I've read a couple of her books and like them. I love book review blogs and am happy to have found yours! Thanks for visiting The Big Green Bowl today!

  12. That sounds like a really good, difficult book to read (if that makes any sense at all). Thanks for the great review!

    Stopping in to say hi from the alexa hop :)

  13. Wonderful review. I can imagine how heartwrenching this book is ..forgiveness is a tough place to get to. --Bummer that this isn't in my library! But I will certainly pick up another Kingsbury book ..she writes stories that touch the heart ..right up my alley! :)


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