Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury
Hannah Ryan is the mother of two adorable little girls and the wife of a doting husband. Her life is perfect—until the night her husband and eldest daughter are ripped away from her by a drunken driver. Torn by grief and rage, Hannah finds her faith—like that of Jeremiah weeping over Jerusalem—tested to the limits. As she walks the long road of her own modern-day Lamentations, she must learn to forgive… and finally discover that God’s mercies truly are new every morning. Sometimes the road home is only found by letting go.
Waiting for Morning was a heavy read. This novel tackles the real life scenario of coping with the devastation that drunk driving causes. Unlike some faith-based books I’ve read, Waiting for Morning does not down play the complex emotions that most people experience for the sake of providing inspiring characters. That’s not to say that a Christian theme is not paramount throughout the novel. In fact, each chapter opens with a direct quote from the biblical book of Lamentations. The book manages to be faith-based without being overly preachy. For my personal tastes it has a modern-day parable type feel. I give it four out of five stars. I think this is a great read for mature audiences. My 60 plus year old mother thoroughly enjoyed it!
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