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Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2018
Like a lot of reviewers, I've read many Karen Kingsbury books.....some excellent, some not so much. In retrospect, I would not have bought this one had I know the entire book hinged on abortion and it's after-effects. I totally agree with pro-life stances, but as a mature, older adult this topic was of no interest to me at all. The angst and suffering nine years after the fact was the main theme of the book, and while that may be an accurate occurrence in many cases, it just wasn't something I wanted to read about for the entire book. Younger women and teenagers especially could benefit from reading it, I would think. The ending wasn't completely satisfying, somehow, and a particular action of Laura's after Brad was back in NY struck me as way over the top. I never can get used to this author's style of having God speaking to individuals in complete sentences, either. This is just not a book I really enjoyed reading, nor was I glad I had spent hours doing so.