Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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 thoughts...

I really liked this book, it's the first Beth Wiseman book I've read and it makes me want to check out her Amish stories. The main character is easy to get to know, Darlene, a wife and mom who loves her husband and children dearly. Their lives have gotten better since leaving the city and her children seem to be adjusting well. Things are good so she takes a full time job. Then things begin to fall apart. I could feel Darlene's pain as she faces a problem with her oldest daughter and discovers things about her husband that sends her to the arms of another man.

The characters are realistic and likeable, God is intertwined throughout the story. Overall, a very enjoyable book.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

keri said...

Nice review. I really enjoyed this book as well. Beth Wiseman writes fearlessly with the stresses and struggles that are an inevitable part of a marriage and raising children--yet offers hope in the face of those challenges. She doesn't shy away from letting the characters in this book face some problems and difficult questions. I think many readers will be able to relate to this book, and be comforted by the fact that they are not the only ones who struggle.