Waiting For Morning
Waiting For Morning by Karen Kingsbury is a reprint of her 2002 title. It's book one of three in the Forever Faithful trilogy. Book two is A Moment Of Weakness and book three is Halfway To Forever. I enjoy Karen Kingsbury, but haven't read this book yet, so I was excited to get it. I've always enjoyed her blend of drama, romance, and sometimes suspense. This book sounded a bit on the sad side, so I was worried it might be a little too heavy for me. However, although sad, it didn't dwell there and was uplifting as well. The book description reads:
"“I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”
As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever.
In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.
In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?"
Waiting For Morning starts off by describing Hannah Ryan's perfect, charmed life. However, her perfect life is devastated by a drunk driver. This book was difficult to read at times because one of my biggest fears is losing my family, and this explored that terrifying scenario. At first, Hannah is bitter and unforgiving. She turns her back on God and is vengeful. This story paints the beautiful picture of her turning back to God, even through all of her pain and loss. I enjoy stories of people being faithful even in the face of great tragedy, so this book really touched me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dramatic Christian fiction. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.