This book was very well written. It struck a chord with me, and I'm sure everybody can find something to relate to. But I do recommend having tissues nearby, because in addition to the usual emotions Kingsbury's books bring up, this book also had the Baxter family dealing with September 11th. Definitely worth reading, though I do recommend reading Redemption first.
Very good book - second in series and you really get to know the Baxter family through these books. But you definitely need a kleenex. Dealing with Alzheimer's issues and also Sept 11 - neither one of which is issues we want to face or remember. Well written. Can't wait to read Book 3. Carol
This is the 2nd book in the 1st set of series with the Baxter Family. There are actually 3 sets of series:
Redemption Series (5 books)
Firstborn Series (5 books)
Sunrise Series (4 books)
In addition, the Above the Line Series by Karen Kingsbury also includes the Baxter family.
I do not recommend reading this book as a stand alone; you will have some questions left unanswered. The book encompasses so many aspects of remembering: an Alzheimer unit, the tragedy of 9/11 and those that lost their lives, and working through the grief of personal loss. The Baxters are a family like many others who struggle with the questionable decisions made by others and themselves even as a family of faith.
I could really relate to Ashley in this story. Riddled with guilt over past sin, she finally experiences God's love for her and the love of a young man who saw her for who she really was. It is a great testament to how God works through trials and tragedy, then brings blessings through it all.