Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wounded Healer {Homeland Heroes Series #1} By Donna Fleisher

Book Description:  Flooded with panic, two words burst through Erin's mind: GET HELP. She ran for the door, but someone grabbed her, twisted her arm behind her. Erin's shriek was smothered by a cold, clammy hand. 'Shhh---' Breath tickled her ear---'Just take it easy. . . .' Surrounded by the oppressive sand, heat, and tension of Operation Desert Storm, soldiers Erin Grayson and Christina McIntyre shared a special bond. But when an ugly secret from Chris' past shattered their close friendship, they went their separate ways without even a goodbye. Four years have gone by since that day in the desert, but Chris has spent her entire life running from the past, hiding her deepest secrets from those who care for her most. And now tragedy has ripped apart her life. She sees no hope in tomorrow. It's a good day to die. . . . Overcoming her own anger and doubt, Erin rushes to Chris' Colorado cabin. When Chris' fear of God and Erin's faith in Him collide, they are involved in a different kind of war that only one of them can win. As Chris wrestles with grief, fear, and ghosts from the past, Erin fights to pull her from the brink of self-destruction. She will not lose Chris again. Chris' life is at stake . . . as well as her soul.

My Review:  Two best friends and a war that bonded them.  Chris and Erin seem like opposites but yet these two best friends help each other through some rough times.  
Reading about women in Desert Storm was a lot different than reading about men in a war.  
Chris and Erin parted ways in a scene with no goodbyes.  But with no one else to turn to in a time of crisis...Chris runs to her friend, Erin, in Colorado.
Chris seems to panic quite a bit and I think that Ms. Fleisher is trying to show the reader that when one doesn't believe in God and trust in Him then there seems to be no hope. . . no help.  It's brings to mind that little saying:  "No God, No Peace.  Know God, Know Peace."
Now, Erin on the other hand, shows faith and tries to get Chris interested in God's ways not just her own strength.
Sometimes it takes a crisis for some people to turn to God...this seems to be the way for Chris.
An interesting, fast paced, fiction read about faith, friendship and feelings.
*This book was provided by Zondervan*
  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310263948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310263944

1 comment:

  1. I like the friendship connection and topic in this book. One friend helping another find hope, peace, and faith.