Thursday, March 29, 2012

Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

Book Description:  Married life hasn't always been bliss for Brad and Darlene, but their strong faith has carried them 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, Darlene meets a little boy who steals her heart. His widowed father is paying more attention to her than is probably appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening for the first time in a long time.
My Review: Need You Know by Beth Wiseman is probably one of the best "growing old together" reads that I've ever had the pleasure to invest my time in reading.
As a married woman who has pretty much been a stay-at-home mom all her married life, Darlene, takes a  job working/teaching special needs kids....tension arises in the Henderson household because Darlene isn't always there to keep everything running and in tune...her daughter, Grace, is growing up too quickly and has needs. Darlene's husband, Brad, is use to depending on Darlene and is use to her picking up all the pieces.  And now Darlene feels that she is doing something useful!  And then Dave, Cara's widowed dad, seems to paying more and more attention to Darlene and well, it is nice that someone understands, sees Darlene's needs and sees her as a woman!
Even though Darlene and Brad have always relied on their faith to see them through the "rough times" Darlene knows that this is the time that she needs God's help the most.  Need You Now is one of those reads that deeply touches one's heart, simply because we all need God to help us and rescue us from ourselves!
*This book was provided for review by B&B Media Group, Inc*
Meet the Author: 
Beth is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas.
Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She's a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including 'First Place News Writing' for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is.
When Beth isn't writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends!
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595548874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595548870


  1. Adding this one to my wish list.

  2. 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.