About the Book: Once again Karen Kingsbury expertly weaves a heart-wrenching story. Hannah Ryan, a loving wife and mother suddenly loses her husband, Tom, and oldest daughter, Alicia, in a horrible car crash, due to a drunk driver. Her youngest daughter, Jenny, also in the car, survived, but Hannah only seems to see Tom and Alicia as the victims in the accident. As the story unfolds the reader sees Hannah expressing a deep hatred for Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who killed her family. This deep hatred causes Hannah Ryan to believe that the only thing that will bring her peace is to see Wesley behind bars for the rest of his life. Hannah also harbors a great bitterness towards God and begins to feel that a God who would allow suffering of this magnitude was not a God she could believe in. Although there are several believers she comes into contact with, Matt Bronzan, the district attorney, and Carol Cummins, who volunteers for the local Mothers Against Drunk Driving, neither of them can help her find her way back to God. Does she allow God back into her life, or does her bitterness overtake her? Does Wesley get the stiffest sentence ever given in California history? Read the book and find out. You won’t regret it.
About the Author: Karen Kingsbury is best known for her Life-Changing Fiction™ and for creating unforgettable characters. When speaking before women's groups - some with more than 10,000 in attendance - Karen makes audiences laugh and cry with her compelling story-telling. She likes to tell attendees they have, "One chance to write the story of their lives," and her talk focuses on reminding women to live every day loving well, laughing often, and finding true life in Jesus Christ. Karen routinely speaks before more than 100,000 women each year. USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are nearly 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 50 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
My Thoughts: I loved this book. After I finished this book, I felt like I had not only read Hannah's story, but my own as well. The book was painful and made me cry yet, after reading the book I found myself opening my Bible to Lamentations and reading it from start to finish and I also found a new found love of the sold hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” This story was so real that I felt as if I was reading Karen Kingsbury’s own memoire. I have read too many Karen Kingsbury books to count and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.
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