The Returning Author:Ann Tatlock Andrea knew when she married John Sheldon that her love was not returned, but they both stayed in the marriage for their own reasons. Now John is returning home from a five-year stint in prison, and while Andrea wants him home, she knows his return will upset the life she and the children have adjusted to in his absence. But she hopes his homeco... more »ming will offer them a second chance at marriage.
John is apprehensive about how he will be received, but he is returning a different man. While incarcerated, he committed his life to Christ and wants to hold fast to his newfound faith. Andrea is wary of his conversion, son Billy is delighted, and daughter Rebekah is skeptical. Six-year-old Phoebe doesn't remember her father and is withdrawn. Can John and Andrea mend the rifts that have torn their family apart?« less
I didn't really care for this book. The father, who got "jailhouse religion" was repulsive to me. He did not love his wife at the beginning of the book and that remained unchanged at the end of the book. He was a womanizer and a drunk before going to prison and salvation didn't seem to make a new creature of him to me. Yes he quit his drinking, but he hadn't been back home very long before he took up with another woman who was the mother of his daughter's best friend. His tryst to the graveyard behind the church to make out with her really put me off. His sensual side definitely had the upper hand over his spiritual side.
I loved this series so much that I have started ordering any Ann Tatlock book that I can. I am sending them all along to my sister, who, after reading them will put them back into paper back swap, I'm sure (if not passing them along to friends). Ann Tatlock is a writer that keeps you so into the book that you are reading that it is hard to put them down!