Friday, March 30, 2012

Need You Now

Book description: When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.
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.

My review: Beth Wiseman has tackled more tough issues in her book Need You Now. I don't want to give anything away, but this is a book that will really make you think. Ms. Wiseman has written a great story that will hold your interest until the end. I do feel that more could have been written on the two major issues that she addressed. The book ended too adruptly, and I don't think things were sufficiently resolved for the reader. Hopefully Ms. Wiseman plans to write more about the Henderson family in future books. I think it will be great if she does continue their story. I also think Ms. Wiseman introduced too many characters with stories of their own. If she chooses to write more about each of those characters that would help. If she chooses to let this book stand alone, I will be very disappointed! I do recommend this book, and I commend Ms. Wiseman for not being afraid to tackle such tough issues. Christians need to realize that these types of things are going on around us even in our Christian circles. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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