What I think:
I think this book is great about relating to the every day problems families go through. Infidelity, loss, friendship, teen issues , Beth does a great job of writing about multiple characters and their struggles. A wonderful book for parents with teens.
Moving and adjusting to small town life. Darlene and Brad Henderson move their family from Houston to small town Roundtop after big city life threatens one of their children. Three teenagers their bound to go through some things as a family and that's where this book begins.
Darlene goes to work outside of the home for the first time. This only complicates things when Brad is not overjoyed about her working and then they discover their daughter is in a bad situation. Fifteen year old perfect Grace is doing something dangerous and scary. Brad and Darlene react differently as many parents do. The stress and troubles they are facing creates problems in their marriage and they begin to distrust one another. A new man is circling Darlene and she is faced with temptation. Darlene over hears Brad on the phone and thinks she has discovered him cheating. The troubles just seem to be coming all at once for this family and Darlene loses site of God and her relationship with him. She is angry at what is happening in her life and even finding it hard to pray.
A great book to put your own relationships in perspective and remember that marriage is work. Faith, friendship and family are all things you have to work at in life.
From the book:
When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.
Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.
Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried them through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.
While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.
If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now.
Experience a family's triumphant defeat over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.
About Beth Wiseman : Need You now is Wiseman's first non Amish novel it probably will not be her last. She is already making plans to write a second contemporary novel in the near future.
Beth is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list.
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