Sunday, September 25, 2011

Forever Faithful (The Complete Trilogy) by Karen Kingsbury

Book Description: 

The entire best-selling Forever Faithful trilogy, now available in one volume:

Waiting for Morning
   A drunk driver...a deadly accident...a dread destroyed.  When Hannah Ryan loses her husband and oldest daughter to a drunk driver, she is consumed with hate and revenge.  Ultimately, it is a kind prosecutor, a wise widow, and her husband's dying words that bring her the peace that will set her free and let her live again.

A Moment of Weakness
   When childhood friends Jade and Tanner reunite as adults, they share their hearts, souls, and dreams of forever--until a fateful decision tears them apart.  Now, nearly a decade later, Jade's unfaithful husband wants to destroy her in a custody battle that is about to send shock waves across the United States.  Only one man can help Jade in her darkest hour.  And only one old woman knows the truth that can set them all free.

Halfway to Forever
   Matt and Hannah...Jade and Tanner--after already surviving much, these couples must now face the greatest struggles of their lives: parental losses and life-threatening illness threaten to derail their faith and sideline their futures.  Can Hannah survive the loss of an adopted daughter?  Will Tanner come through decades of lonliness only to face losing Jade one final time?
My Review: 
Wow!  Three books in one!  
Waiting for Morning:  the first book in the series.  It is a heart.rending read that left me feeling bereft but also left me with high hope...there is always a tomorrow. Imagine losing your beloved husband and oldest daughter to death caused by a drunk driver who walks away from the accident barely scathed!
I felt Hannah's despair <truly did!> because Ms. Kingsbury writes with such emotion! One can feel the emotions of the character.  
But then Brian, the drunk, who killed Hannah's husband and daughter, has a story too.  Can he overcome?
Will hate, angry and despair take up the meaningful lives of two people who don't even know each other?  
Great read!  Forgiveness and God's mercies are ever so evident in this read!

A Moment of Weakness:  the second book in this series.  And a WOW! touched my heart because!
A man and a woman each happily  ensconced in their own lives and then they meet again!  They laugh, they reunite as they were in the "old days" and they share on an intimate level.  
Jade has issues from her past.  an unforgiving father and an adulterous mother.  Both have made Jade feel unloved because of their selfish acts.
When Jade and Tanner reunite, they feel like a missing piece has been found but they both get too  involved emotionally to step back and do the right thing.
One small step leads to another, then another until the whole scene is mess! 
A grandtastic read about letting go and letting God fix it!  Be warned *Kleenexes are needed!*

Halfway to Forever: the conclusion. 
Bringing the couples, Matt and Hannah; Jade and Tanner, all together in this last read.  
I love a good conclusion, closure that leaves me feeling that it has all worked out well.  Now, if you're a reader of Karen Kingsbury books you know that the story never ends the way you think it will.  She always puts a twist in the turn that leaves the reader slightly stunned but knowing THAT is how the story should be.
This is a BIG book . . .1117 pages full of emotions, turmoil and faith filled lives.  Three books in one and even though it took me four days to read it all, I simply couldn't put it down.  I read one story and then simply continued on to the the three in one reads!
This complete trilogy is like feast with a dessert bar!  Don't miss these fantastic stories!
*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

1 comment:

  1. Great Review! I loved those books, I read them awhile ago and loved each on of them. Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors. I hope you read more of her books, if you haven't yet. By the way, if you have not read it you should read Divine by Karen Kingsbury it is an absolutely wonderful book.