Monday, November 16, 2015

A Moment of Weakness by Karen Kingsbury - A compelling read!

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A Moment of Weakness by Karen Kingsbury
Jade and Tanner were friends as children, they swore they would always find each other when Jade was torn away when her Father left town and of course she had to go also.  One summer they do get back together, but he goes away on a mission, it's only three weeks that he is gone but Jade panics when she realizes almost immediately that she is pregnant.  She goes to ask his Mother if there is an emergency number that she can call to get in touch with him.  His Mother tells her lies in order to make sure Jade won't reach out to him and she'll go on with her life in a different direction.  She ends up marrying someone else in order to be sure of having two parents for her child.  She wouldn't have it any other way.  Tanner goes away to school to become a lawyer but he takes his law degree in a direction his parents don't approve of. He goes into business taking cases that help those who want to defend their rights to have their faith and to publicly show it.  I don't want to tell the entire story that would spoil it.  The book was interesting to me in the way they each talked to their God.  Tanner becoming a christian is very much a tear jerker.  The book has so many dark overtones to it, it was always kept interesting but the very dark overshadowing tones to it were always there and then the end came and everything was solved!  A little to pat for me but she had to end the book some how.  I do love Karen Kingsbury's writing and I can't put her books down once I start reading them.

I did receive this book from in exchange for an honest review which I've just done. I love that I can receive books from them, I send them to the library my Mom works at when I am done with them.

More About the Book:
Here is the description of the book: Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most?"
"As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends--until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then, in a moment of weakness, they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade.

In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade's unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people's understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free."

About The Author:

Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist with more than 25 million books in print. She is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller as her last dozen novels have hit top spot on national bestseller lists. Several of Karen’s books are in production as theatrical and Hallmark original movies.
Karen lives in Nashville with her husband and five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. They live nearby to their actress/designer daughter who is married to Christian recording artist, Kyle Kupecky.