Child of Grace
After giving up a high-powered corporate job, mom-to-be Kelsey Anderson decides to follow her dream. She moves to her late grandmother's lake house and decides to open a quilting shop in town. Then former army doctor Luke Turner moves in next door. The war-weary man stirs feelings in Kelsey that soon make her rethink all her plans. But she has some hard decisions to make, and worries if Luke will ever accept her and her baby. Kelsey must come to terms with the past, and trust there's a future with Luke in God's plan…
IRENE HANNON NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE. HER ABILITY TO DELVE INTO THE MINDS OF HER CHARACTERS AND BRING THEM TO LIFE LEAVES ME MARVELING. SHE'S NOT AFRAID TO TACKLE DIFFICULT SUBJECTS EITHER AND SHE TACKLES A VERY SENSITIVE ONE IN CHILD OF GRACE. SHE DOES IT REALISTICALLY TOO -- WITH COMPASSION AND SENSITIVITY.
THERE IS A TIMELESS QUALITY ABOUT HER WRITING -- EVERY MEASURED WORD BRINGS DEPTH TO HER CHARACTERS AND LAYERS TO HER PLOT. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SHORTER READ, I DIDN'T FEEL RUSHED OR ROBBED OF LOSING MYSELF IN A STORY.
THE ROMANTIC CONNECTION BETWEEN LUKE AND KELSEY IS PALPABLE FROM THEIR FIRST MEETING -- A BITTERSWEET LOVE STORY THAT CERTAINLY HAS ITS HEARTRENDING MOMENTS. ADD IN THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF GOD'S GRACE AND YOU HAVE AN INTENSE, EMOTIONAL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING READ.
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