Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Need You Now by Beth Wiseman
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 for 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.
I don't think I read Beth Wiseman before. I can't wait for my 'Index' page to be completely updated so that I can see immediately if I have read certain authors before.
Need You Now is a fairly good book. I really enjoy the relax and calm approach the author took for this book. It has some rather intense moment but generally, it was a good read.
I think the title reflects the need of each and everyone of us in our lives. Darlene needed God to guide her and needed her husband to understand her. Grace, her daughter needed to learn how to express herself outwardly rather than internalize her feelings. Layla, Darlene's neighbour and new best friends needed to be set free from her guilt and from her bitterness.
Even Cara and her father Dave needed someone in their lives although they are not the focus of the story here. I would like it if Beth Wiseman come up with another novel focusing on Cara and Dave. I feel there's a story there.
I love the cover of the book too. It looks very calm and peaceful.
Need You Now is published by Thomas Nelson and was released on 17 April 2012. I did this review for B&B Media Group.