Child Of Mine
Child Of Mine is unique in that it's written by both Beverly Lewis and her husband, David Lewis. I was a little leery when I first saw that it was co-written, because co-written books can either be wonderful or turn out to be a disaster due to different writing styles and flow problems, but this one blew me away. It was beautifully written and I couldn't really tell it was written together by two different authors.
Child Of Mine really follows three intertwining stories: Jack Livingston, who is a flying teacher raising his orphaned niece, Natalie. Laura Mast, Natalie's nanny with a mysterious past. And Kelly Maines, who has been on a desperate search for her kidnapped daughter for the past nine years. Each storyline is richly developed and full of detail. The story skips back and forth between viewpoints, but in such a seamless way that it never becomes confusing or cumbersome.
I could not put this book down - I read it in less than two days. It was full of suspense and just when I thought I had everything all figured out, the plot would twist again and prove me wrong! I fell in love with all of the characters. Beverly Lewis has a way of making a character come to life. I didn't want to leave them at the end of the book, and I would be absolutely thrilled if David and Beverly decided to turn this into a series or even just write a sequel. I recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary Christian fiction - the Amish element in this book is very small, so it will appeal to readers who aren't big Amish fiction fans, as well as Amish fiction fans.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.