Karla Black had everything she ever wanted until the night tragedy tore her world apart, stealing her husband and her identity in one vicious twist. Twelve months later, Karla is a shadow of the woman she used to be, struggling through her grief, living with bankrupt emotions, and resisting any suggestion that God might give her a second chance at love.
Ian McAlister was a helpless bystander as breast cancer took his beloved wife from him one breath at a time. As days of grief turn into months, Ian begins to dwell on the vow she elicited from him before her death. Promise me that you won't grieve for too long. But how will he know when it's time?
Two broken hearts, two futures destroyed by death, until a chance meeting in an unexpected place kindles a friendship between Karla and Ian that rockets into a romance neither one anticipated. Can they overcome their grief and the objection of family members to grab onto the surprising future that God has for them?
©2016 Sharon Srock (P)2016 Sharon Srock
Faith, love, patience, loss, recovery and forgiveness are some of the themes that you will see in this wonderful book by Sharon Srock. It is book 6 in the Valley View series. It can easily be considered a stand-alone book as well. It is the final book of this series.
I really enjoyed it. Being close to Karla in age, I can understand her feelings of loss after a long, happy marriage and then trying to make it on her own. It is interesting to see the reactions of friends and family as Karla tries to emerge from the darkness of her loss and return to living a happy and fulfilling life.
Relationships with family can be strained as is apparent in this book and made it feel real to me. I think the characters were well portrayed and it was easy to see their feelings as they dealt with the problems they faced.
I enjoyed the expression and characterization of the narrator, Laura Jennings, and felt that she did a great job to bring across the feelings of the people she portrayed. I definitely want to read and "listen" to more books by this author.
I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given.
I can't say enough about this series by Sharon Srock. Karla is the 6th and final book. I feel as though I know all of the women of Valley View. No matter the age of the women in the books, I found that I could identify with them all. But Karla, who is exactly my age, is dear to my heart and Ms. Srock brings to the table something that we all think about as we get older. What would I do if something happened to my husband? What would my children think about me if I found someone else to love? This book covers this issue with such kindness and grace.
Laura Jennings does a wonderful job giving voice to the characters in this book. I could hear the love and compassion in her voice. I want to know more about these women of Valley View!!
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who wants a clean, Christian book to read or listen to.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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