I cannot say enough good things about this book.
From the first chapter I was not only hooked, but bought and sold. Author Catherine writes with such a style that is bold and fresh and compelling. Her characters are complex, but as a reader...we love the complexities it keeps us turning the pages and holding our breath! This book is not just your average love story. The historical background of Vietnam plants us right in the middle of a war. Catherine does well in making us feel the sweat, blood, fear, and in trepidation her characters are going through. The characters are real and raw going through love, loss, and bitterness and then finally forgiveness.
This book is one that you will not regret reading.
I am hoping for more books by Catherine, and highly recommend this book without any reservation!
Can I not expres this enough? You MUST read this book! Upon reading the first chapter of this book, I was hooked. It was a page turner….and I fear I read this book in the space of two days and will have to open it back up and read it again and again! To express how good this book was, I who battle car sickness, took my kindle and read this in the car on our trip back from Oregon. I could not put it down and was reading it with the little light I had from the map light in our car. I did not feel car sick at all.
About the Book:
Kristin Taylor finds herself following after her father’s footsteps in a war torn land of Vietnam.
She lost her dad at the tender age of 12, and finds herself blaming God for not answering prayers and keeping loved ones safe. Trust and faith in God are severed, and pain, trials, and disappointment seem to follower her.
As she spends her time in Vietnam looking for “THEE” story, she finds herself choosing between love and her career. She is determined and will go against all odds to stay in Vietnam. She is strong, but finds herself dealing with her past unresolved feelings that break down her core. Also through Kris we see the struggles many men and women go through as they see the bloodiness of war. She seems to carry both perspectives of being in the heart of war as well as carry the burden of uncertainty and loss of loved ones.
She finds hope and friendship with Caroline, Jonno, and Luke. But when events happen her very core is shaken and one can really feel as she feels, helpless and depressed and carrying the burden of guilt. As the story moves on, I found myself gripped to words and found myself reading till the very last moment…and rooting for the forgiveness and hope her soul very well longed for since Kris was a girl.
It seems that living for today...or yesterday's tomorrow is such a wonderful adage...but putting action to it takes a lot of letting go of the past. Such a simple thing to do, but the way Catherine interweaves this concept and achieves it through her characters is simply brilliant. Five out of Five stars for me.
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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a review. It has in no way affected my opinions of this book.