Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Need You Now - book review
Need You Now is the first book I've read by Beth Wiseman. It is a Christian fiction book about a family that recently moved from the big city of Houston to the small town of Round Top, Texas. The story centers around the main character Darlene, as she and her husband, Brad, along with their three children, adjust to this new lifestyle. Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, she makes friends with the single lady next door and then discovers she is a former movie star, Brad makes partner in the Houston accounting firm where he works, and they discover that their older daughter has begun "cutting." This revelation causes feelings of guilt and puts stress on the marriage as they each work to help their daughter at the same time that Brad is keeping a secret from Darlene and she is questioning her actions when another man begins flirting with her. The story involves a few twists and turns along the road to healing.
This book was a fairly easy read despite the difficult topics of cutting and maintaining trust in a marriage. The story kept my attention and kept me wanting to know what happened next, although there were a few "slow" sections.
[I downloaded this e-book free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. As always this review contains my own thoughts, opinions and recommendations.]