Sunday, April 22, 2012

A new direction for a great author! -- Need You Now

Beth Wiseman made my "favorite authors" list with her Amish stories -- the Daughters of the Promise and Land of Canaan series. But now she has shown that her talents are not limited to the Amish genre.  Need You Now is an awesome contemporary story written with the same quality of characters and story line that we, her fans, have come to expect.

Darlene and Brad Henderson have moved with their three teen-aged children from the challenges of big-city life in Houston to the small town of Round Top, Texas.  As they settle into Darlene's grandparents' house, it appears that everyone is adjusting well.  Darlene, though, doesn't feel that she is needed as much at home and takes a job at a school for special needs children.  Unexpected problems crop up that threaten Darlene's and Brad's marriage, and maybe even the lives of their children.  Will the faith that has sustained the family through past problems be enough this time?  They need God now, more than ever.

Beth's story provides poignant reminders of how easily danger can slip into a family.  Seemingly innocent encounters leading to dangerous feelings.  Children caught up in destructive behaviors.   But truth, openness, love, and faith provide the means for fighting against those dangers and finding the way back to family. 

Need You Now is a great read for fans of Beth Wiseman and fans of Christian romance.  I hope to read many more contemporary novels -- and Amish novels -- from Beth Wiseman in the future.

I was provided a free copy of this book through B & B Media Group for my honest review.

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