My Comments: This was a great read! I love books by Dan Walsh and combining his talents and the expertise of Gary Smalley makes for a super engaging book. I didn’t find out until I finished the book that this was the second one in a series. Didn’t matter – it can stand alone, although I would love to read the first book now.
I can’t understand families such as this because I grew up in a blue-collar family struggling to get by and my own family has been similar – no extra money to speak of. I can imagine there are people out there with these problems, however. Even if there is no money, relationships can still suffer because of unrealistic expectations. I have never known anyone who has changed as drastically as Tom’s father. I know that with God nothing is impossible, I’ve just never experienced a life changed as drastically. Imagine your spouse keeping such an important secret for five months – that he was laid off from his job. Imagine. Imagine a workaholic completely turning around and putting marriage and family first…imagine.
Thank you to NetGalley for my review e-copy. The opinions are my own.