Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Restoration Series #3
Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley
Michelle and her husband Allan have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. Michelle feels the pain of this more than her husband. It has become almost an obsession. But Allan seems wrapped up in his mission work and just isn't seeing Michelle's grief. The main part of the story is about their journey towards parenthood. But it also includes members of their family as well, as it ties up parts from a previous book and sets up the next book in the series.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The emotions of the characters felt real. The decisions and feeling of family ties was very authentic. One of my favorite parts was the description of the main character's marriage. I could definitely see influences of Smalley. The overall story was heartwarming, but also convicting in its subtle message. While it was definitely not the first book in the series, I didn't feel lost. But I would recommend starting from the beginning. The series sounds interesting and thought provoking. The authors touch on real-life issues that families today seem to be facing.
I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.