Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Waiting For Morning ~ Karen Kingsbury

  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590520203
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (July 6, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 6, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036S4D9W

“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 have been a fan of Karen Kingsbury since forever. She has a way of weaving a story that not only gets to the heart of the matter, but she also shows us forgiveness and redemption and allows us to watch those changes come about with her characters. With Waiting for Morning a woman gets the worst news imaginable, news that will change her life forever. Her family dynamics change in one fell swoop. She goes from having a wonderful, loving christian family to having all that taken away. Will she be able to find forgiveness for the person who perpetrated this change in her life?

Waiting for Morning is a heart wrenching story because it could really happen to any of us.  The author captures the realistic feelings of the characters. From the everyday struggles that they faced, to the added struggle of facing holidays. The author pulled me into the story, and allowed me to understand the choices that the characters made where forgiveness was concerned. While there are christian themes woven into this story, they aren't overdone, instead they add another dimension to the story. Inspiring is the word I use whenever I read a novel by Ms. Kingsbury and she never disappoints. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Forever Faithful series.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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