Author: Kathryn Cushman
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction
Goodreads: When a car accident kills two teens from opposite sides of the tracks, the aftermath threatens to tear a community apart. On one side, Melanie Johnston – a grieving single mother – is convinced her son will be forgotten. On the other is Andie Phelps, a reserved woman who retreats even further into herself with grief.
These two sympathetic characters fight her own way through grief and pain – sometimes wisely and sometimes with choices that have the power to divide family, church, and even their small, seaside town.
Ope’s Opinion: I decided to read the first book I put on my Goodreads shelf. I hope to do this a few times this year, which means I will be reviewing some older books that most of you will have already read. Hope you enjoy looking back.
The two main female characters in this book are relatable. Their journey feels real and hard. Their relationships with other people and God grew and changed throughout the story. The lawyer in this had no redeeming characteristics, he was self centered and out for money. He irritated me from the beginning to the end. I was disappointed he did not grow in his relationship to others or to God.
The ending was what you would expect for Christian fiction.