Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Waiting for Morning (Forever Faithful, Book 1) by Karen Kingsbury

Book Description:  “I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”
As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever.
In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.
In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?

My Thoughts:  Waiting for Morning:  The first book in the Forever Faithful series. This 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... I 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?
This interesting book is filled faith and hope has the most unusual story line, in that, the story isn't just about Hannah and her lost but it's also about the drunk driver, Brian.  Both peoples lost something in that tragic accident and both peoples must overcome guilt, sadness and then go on with life.  Waiting for Morning is a fantabulous title for this read...
the telling of both sides of the story.  Honestly, Karen Kingsbury does an outstanding job of writing in this novel.
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 story!

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Mutnomah*

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590520203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590520208

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