After reading the first chapter of this book, I set it aside with no intention to pick it up again as I thought it was taking me on a path I did not want to explore. The next day my heart was softened and I decided to give the book another try and I am so grateful that I read this book.
If you ever have thought that you really knew your child or other family member, especially if the relationship has been strained or full of conflict, this book will teach you that you never really know that person unless you have taken time to listen to them and to explore and learn about their world.
This book made me sad and weep for the chasm that sometimes develops in families when one member does not "follow the path" that the rest of the family would like them to follow. A person's worth does not always come from the external things that so often the world sees as being important but rather from the deeds of the person in question.
The message of this book filled me with a strong desire to be a better wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and to leave the world a far better person than I am at the present time.
I will agree with LaVonne- this book left me wanting to be a better person than what I was before I read it. I cried over this book because the story is so poignant and when you read the blurb in the back section of the book, you see that some of it is based on facts from Ms. Kingsbury's own life. Some books just draw you into the story as if you were there experiencing all that the characters do and this is certainly one of those types of books. Highly recommend!
This is a very good book. The kind you can not put down, with a surprise in the middle. It gives hope to parents
and grandparents who are not close to their adult children and grandchildren. I highly recommend it.
This is an excellent book. It is the first Karen Kingsbury book I've read and it won't be the last! I loved the characters, especially Josh. I found this book to be thought provoking, especially about the issue of success. What defines success in God's eyes? What defines success in our world? This is a book I will re-read again.
Took a turn I never imagined but was an amazing story! Very good!!