In a matter of seconds her entire world shifted…
An early morning call shatters Caryn Becker’s world. Unable to cope with her brother’s news that he is gay, Caryn rejects him and disappears into her own turbulent life as a young widow and single mom. But when David is attacked and nearly killed, Caryn is forced to make hard choices about family, faith, and her own future; choices that take her to the very edge of grace.
My Comments: This was definitely a different type of Christian fiction read for me. I’m not sure some of these issues have been grappled with before in Christian fiction, but of course I have not read every book. The author, Chista Allan was brave to break new ground here.
The story was not a page turner for me and was somewhat predictable, even so I kept engaged and read the book from start to finish. The issue of homosexuality is one the church needs to explore more, I agree. I wasn’t sure if the main character was a Christian or not. She definitely had ideas of where the church stood on issues, however. Caryn wrestled with God and events that took place in her life, but the book never states that she herself was a believer. Instead the book stated that she did not attend church, and she had many preconceived ideas. The characters, however, seemed genuine. I am sure we will be reading more books like this in the future.
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