The Way it Should Be (by Christina Suzann Nelson) … the author weaves a story that touches you deeply

What an emotional roller coaster you are on once you open the first page and delve into the story of Tiff and twin sisters, Zara and Eve.  The story will pull you into the lives of the characters and have you invested in their lives.  I will say I struggled on who I was rooting for and how I really wanted the book to resolve.

There are many facets to this story…genetics, drug abuse, heart breaking loss, love and support, insecurity, self-discovery, and redemption.  I found the tears streaming down my face as I experienced life on the street with homeless drug addicts, with a wealthy couple struggling in their relationship, and individuals who are trying to do what is right through difficult situations.  And when you factor in two precious children, Charlotte and Sammy, your heart is aching but full of love.

I really enjoyed the diary Eve kept so that you experienced her challenges, her efforts, her hopes, and her fears.  It was definitely a wonderful description of how difficult it is to struggle with drug addiction.

Tiff’s experiences with loss and attempting to find redemption was touching.  She was a strong and determined woman and her dedication to make a difference in the lives of people on the street as well as her own home was impressive.

This beautiful story is another gift by an amazing author.  Christina Suzann Nelson has a gift with words and weaves a story that touches you deeply.  I hope there will be a sequel because I would appreciate seeing what happens as Charlotte and Sammy grow up and discover what life with a loving family can be like.

Thank you to the author and Bethany House Publishers for my advanced review copy.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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