To Know You
To Know You by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel is a gripping novel about love, loss, guilt, sin, and redemption. Julia and Matt Whittaker's son needs a liver transplant immediately. His only hope lies in the two children Julia had previously by two different men and gave up for adoption years ago. She has to travel back to her often embarrassing, shameful, guilt-ridden past to save her son and pray that her daughters can forgive her and be willing to help. I promise you this book will make you cry - but it will make you laugh and smile, too. As someone who became a Christian as an adult and made many mistakes as a teenager, I could definitely relate to the themes in this book. This story has the overarching theme of redemption. The storyline was absolutely compelling and I had trouble putting it down. You won't be able to tear yourself away as Julia explores her past and must come to terms with her mistakes. I love how this story was woven to show us how all our past failures make up the current fabric of our lives, BUT Jesus redeems every sin and mistake and gives us beauty for ashes. Do yourself a favor and read this book. I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.