I finished this book several days ago. But I had to wait and absorb it before I could even think about writing a review. Once again, Charles Martin has ripped my heart out of my chest and made it ache for the characters you discover as you find yourself lost in the story. The author has an amazing gift of taking a current global issue and relating it to the Bible and Christian principles. Murphy Shepherd’s dedication and openness in helping to rescue and heal those who have suffered so much is inspirational.
I will warn you, make sure you have a box (or two) of tissues close by. You will need them! And make sure you’re in a place where you can sob out loud … I mean ugly girl crying … and gasp out loud. There are twists and turns, moments of intense agony, times of extreme joy, and pages of sitting on the edge of your seat in suspense. Charles Martin has written a story that delivers the ugliness of humanity but is cleansed by God’s love and sacrifice.
Be prepared for the last chapter! But don’t peak. It’s worth the wait. Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.