This was such a wonderful book and I am so looking forward to the next six books in the series. The characters in this book just grab onto you and hold on. I already feel as though I personally know and love them. This novel is about a group of women who meet at a Women’s Conference and end up sticking together. They initially form an email group which quickly evolves into a deeper friendship and the women actually meeting regularly. Tragedy strikes in many different ways in this book but the women pray together and are there for each other. I was brought to tears and laughter in this novel. I think the novel struck so deep within me because I have a wonderful family of PT sisters. We met online and started as a book club about 5 years ago and have grown to be family and love and care deeply for each other. I know if we were living near each other that we would be there in good and bad times for each other as the ladies in yada yada are. Again, I really look forward to reading more in this series.
This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it. The girls are a year older and still struggling with being young and getting by. Some of the mystery has been revealed but we still have no idea who is harassing the girls. They thought they knew who it was but it turns out they were wrong. The novel again ends with them being texted by whoever this mystery “A” person is and again the book tackles some of the issues facing young people. I’m curious to read the next one in the series and see if the girls come together as best friends again and manage to find out who is tormenting them. I’m anxious to find out what happens to them next as they are a bit messed up at the end of this book. For a young adult book, it’s quite good. It’s a fast and easy read.
What a great book! I do enjoy Francine River’s writing style especially in her books that focus on real life issues. This one doesn’t disappoint. I like the feelings of hope that her books leave me with. This novel focuses on a pastor, Paul Hudson, who is called to pastor a struggling church in a small town. He turns the church around and soon it is no longer struggling at all. What happens in the following years chronicles a man’s struggle with power and overcoming past hurts and future temptations. It shows a man’s slide from living his life for God to living his life for himself only. Paul hurts his wife and son deeply. He makes a mess of his life. He forgets that God and preaching his word is what is important, not the material things. This book really took me on an emotional journey with all these characters and I became attached to them and felt their joys and sorrows. I was sad to see the book end. I would have liked to know what happened still in the next few years. I would highly recommend this novel especially to fans of Christian fiction.