Karen Kingsbury tackles some difficult issues that impact the common person and couple. This is the second book chronicling the Reynolds family. John and Abby have picked up the pieces of their marriage and made the choice to put it back together. As they travel on this journey, another tragedy strikes and John finds himself paralyzed. John works to redefine himself and the couple redefine their marriage.
The story also focuses on other difficult yet common tragedies. Kingsbury delves into the challenges of many of her readers. She also promotes the power of prayer and miracles without apology which I like. Redemption and forgiveness is the ultimate outcome and Kingsbury weaves the story of John and Abby together with a timely message.
Although the book and writing is solid, I am too much of a cynic to accept an ending with a bow tied upon it. Miracles occur, I agree. However, the journey is most often long and arduous. Prayers are answered but rarely the way I have specified. On the other hand, everybody's life plan is unique and different. My own miracles and answers seem to arrive in different sizes and colors than Kingsbury's protagonists.
Highly recommend read even if I am more cynical than the author. I like her. I want to be more like her.