Author: Lori Wick
Info: Copyright 1996, Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
Where acquired: Library check out.
Rating (on a scale of 1-4 stars): ✮✭✭✭
What it's about: We were introduced to Travis Buchanan and the mystery of his missing wife, Rebecca, in book one of this series. The back story reveals the couple's whirlwind marriage and a gross misunderstanding that separates them for years. During their time apart, Travis' love for Rebecca never wanes, and he discovers the love of Christ, while Rebecca deems herself too hurt for any kind of love. When they reunite, Travis must first prove his undying love for his bride before he can have any hope of her accepting the love of God.
What I Liked:
- There wasn't a tidy ending to this novel. Everyone didn't end up married and/or saved.
- The balance between tenderness and discipline between a father and his children was refreshing to see.
- I've talked about this before, but I grow weary that the author feels the need to throw in some unbelief to explain God's sovereignty. The best way to emphasize that is not to make God out to be an indiscriminant torturer of His children. Rather, talk about the things that He sovereignly put in His Word about His goodness and love, and the fact that His will isn't that any should perish, but that all come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.