Thursday, May 3, 2012

Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

Book Description:
""A ground-breaking contemporary marriage story by best-selling author Beth Wiseman that will stay on your heart long after you've finished it." --Kelly Long, best-selling author of "The Arms of Love
When big-city life threatens the safety of one oftheir children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers fromHouston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.
Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for thekids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.
Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried them throughthe difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the firsttime in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.
While working with special needs children at hernew job, the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying moreattention to her than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone islistening to her for the first time in a long time. If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now.
"Experience a family's triumphant defeat over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most. "

My Thoughts:
This was a good book.  Brad and Darlene have moved their three children from the big city to the country.  They were high school sweethearts and have been married for years.  Their eldest, Chad, was running with the wrong crowd.  Their youngest has learning difficulties and she seems to be doing significantly better but their 'good kid' may have problems that neither is aware of.  Darlene feels the need to venture outside the home for some fulfillment and it causes serious issues with the family.
I love the snake at the beginning of the book!  That was priceless.  All of the characters are well written and I like that the husband, Brad, and the wife, Darlene, have been together for so long--that just is great to me.  The fact that they are somewhat blind to their 'good kid's' issues is fitting and real.  All the feelings and emotions are something that anyone can relate to but especially a married couple.  It will make you think about how much God effects your lives and how much you need Him for your family!!
I rate this a 5/5.  The whole book was good, you will laugh, cry and feel everything the characters feel.

Thank you to B& B for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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