by: Christa Allan
published by: Abingdon Press
publish date: August 1, 2011
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.
First off I want to give a shout out to a home town girl. Christa Allan is from Abita Springs, Louisiana. That's not too far from where I live in South Louisiana. I always like to see accurate references to my home state in books I read.
Honestly, when I started this book, I didn't like it. I was getting really frustrated with Caryn. I felt like she was incredibly self-centered. Caryn felt like her life was falling apart because her brother called off his wedding and announced he was gay. What does that have anything to do with YOU Caryn?? After David is attacked Caryn starts to see the light.
I liked the character of Julie. I don't see how Caryn could make it through her day to day life without her friend and neighbor, Julie. She provided a lot of tough love that was needed throughout the book.
This book would fall into the category of Christian Fiction, but it wasn't heavily focused on religion. I gave this book to a friend of mine whose tastes fall into the paranormal romance and she said she really liked this book. So, I think it would have wide appeal.