I really loved this book. It is a tear jerker. It is about a couple who go through the loss of a child. As I read this book, I felt as if I was sharing in their grief, particurally the mothers grief. Each character is coping in their own way. I cried at 3 different points in this book. I have never had a loss like this, but it happens, and even though this was a novel, it felt very real. Even though it is sad, the story ends the way that you want it to.
I had never read anything by this author and picked this book up to read only because the two characters were Samuel and Ann (my husband's and my names). Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading more of what this author has written!
As a mom to nine, I didn't know if I could read this book, but my oldest (21) read it first and deamed it excellant. Where is our faith when life deals its cruelest blow? Story is filled with believable, like-able characters. Although it is modern fiction, included are earlier generations, small town life and other story lines that contribute to make it an enjoyable read for those of us who don't usually read modern fiction.
All in all, a very good read, could stand up to secular authors and passed the two generation test.
I loved this novel. I loved Samuel, he broke my heart. I loved Annie, so talented and so lonely. I loved her neighbors and her family. But I really loved Ginny. She is the one who hooked me from page one. This is the story of time, life, love and Gods work. Every moment spent with these pages was wonderful.
I just finished this book and loved it! I got a little mad and cried and smiled, because I know people just like these. This book had me praying for my friend who's pain is very real and needs to learn about true forgiveness.
This is a beautiful story of loss--the loss of a child, the loss of a marriage, the loss of a medical practice--& how God steps in & brings love & healing & wholeness to the lives involved. It begins & ends with the prayers of a little old lady who doesn't even know the people involved but by the Spirit's guidance she is led to pray for 5 long years until her prayers are answered mightily. For anyone who enjoys seeing God's working inspite of stubborn people, even in fiction, this is a book you will enjoy.
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I love the "realness" of Nichol's characters in this book. They are imperfect people who find grace and mercy in Christ through a series of difficult circumstances. The Lord really used it in my life at the time I read it. Not fluffy Christian reading which I really appreciated!
This is the first book I had ever read by this author. I loved it and will definitely look for more by her. Her characters are very "real" and experience a broad range of emotions that ordinary people like me can relate to. It was a very moving book.
Life is rewarding for Samuel Truelove. Hes a gifted heart surgeon, hes married to the love of his life, and he has a beautiful daughter. But when he mis-diagnoses his daughters illness and is suddenly called away to perform emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events is set in motion. After multiple tragedies, Sam withdraws into himself, takes a leave of absence, and joins a small town clinic. His search for redemption and healing will test the idea that God has the power--and the will--to repair what seems irreparably broken. From the bestselling author of "If I Gained the World."