Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter ~ Book Review


Title:  The Struggle (Kentucky Brothers Book 2)
Publisher:   Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Publish Date:  July 1, 2012


Timothy Fisher’s decision to move his family from their home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, isn’t a happy one for his wife, Hannah. Everything she knows is in Lancaster County—her mother—her home—her friends. But what choice does Hannah have? Realizing that her place is with her husband and young daughter, she reluctantly goes but finds her new life a hard adjustment.

Nothing Timothy does pleases Hannah, and his best-laid plans are beginning to crumble before him. Then a tragic accident occurs, further driving a rift in their strained relationship. Hannah is inconsolable and blames Timothy. Between the stress of his job, dealing with his wife’s hostility, and feeling the burden of guilt, Timothy can barely cope.

Hannah’s resentment drives her back to Pennsylvania, where she hopes to find peace and healing for her troubled soul. Timothy turns to his pillar of strength and pleads with God to restore his marriage. Amid the ashes of grief and struggle, will renewed love, faith, and hope emerge?

My Thoughts:

First and foremost I have loved each and every book that Brunstetter has written and this book is just another one that I can add to the list of most loved books.

I have never had to move away from my family and I can not imagine what Hannah is having to go through moving away from her family like that, only having her husband with her. I know that there are other members of Timothy's family there but it is not like having her family there.

She struggles something terrible with everything, having to share a home until they can get a place of their own, being away from her mother that she it extremely attached to and then when tragedy strikes she is such a mess, as I would be. Instead of turning to her husband, she turns away from him and that leads them nowhere. 

Needless to say, my heart ached for the both of them. If you have never read a book by Wanda Brunstetter, you are missing so much. Each and everyone of her books is so touching. At first I refrained from reading them because they were Christian Fiction and I did not want to read what I considered a "bible thumping" genre but once I picked up one, it lead to another and another and I think now, I have read everyone of her books and I have learned that Christian Fiction is definitely not what I thought is was.

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I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book for my Kindle from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.



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