Lauren and Shane still struggle to move past their opposing beliefs about war, politics, and faith. Shane believes it's possible; Lauren doesn't. So she says a painful good-bye to her long-ago love and returns to her job as a war correspondent in Afghanistan. Both Lauren and Shane are shattered, believing that this time their relationship may have ended forever.
Then tragedy sends shockwaves through all their lives. Can Lauren and Shane set aside their opposing views so that love, God's love, might win, no matter how great the odds?
© Karen Kingsbury; (P) Zondervan
I love Karen Kingsbury's books and have read them all. Ever After was a real disappointment. To begin with, the reader is terrible. She tries to sound like a man for the male characters and the farther into the book you go, the more grating it becomes. And listening to the book made me feel like I was in a giant advertisement for the Iraq war. Karen - please go back to what you do best - writing about wonderful characters with great stories and leave the lobbying to the politicans.
I didn't read the first book so this may not be fair but I felt no concern over Lauren and Shane or whether they stayed togethwr. it seemed silly that the entire relationship would hinge on her reporting of the war. But disturbing that the author would portray time magazine as biased and in fact untruthful in reporting of the war. rarely does a news magazine report on a kitten rescued from a tree during war rather than the war itself. but I've seen moving stories on war dogs and their military owners and stories of heroism from this same press. shame on the author for such biased and unresearched writing. I was shocked after reading Angels Walking which I loved.
A great story about choices and forgiveness. Great choice for a teenager and for parents of a teen. I will remember this one when my daughter is about the age where she may be getting serious with a boy.
What an amazing story, with real struggles many people have, and temptations. And how important it is to keep Jesus as the absolute centre of every area of your life!
I liked the story and I liked how the reader incorporated different effects. For examnple, if the person was on the phone, it sounded like it. The only thing was that she read so fast with very few stops for effect. It jump from one thought to another and was hard to have my mind keep up.
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