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.]