Jennifer Rodewald is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. She is incredibly talented and her range is impressive. I have loved every book of hers that I have read from her youth dystopian trilogy, to her humorous novellas, to the emotionally charged Finding Evergreen.
Honestly, Brandi was not a very likeable character and Ethan was a bit immature for me. They had a lot of issues to overcome to make their marriage a success. But, through Jen’s incredible storytelling, she makes you want to keep reading all the while hoping that these two can work everything out.
This book also made me really think and had me asking myself many questions. When we argue, do we only see things from our point of view or do we put ourselves into the other person’s shoes? Are we maybe too defensive because of our past history and mistakes? Are we treating others as we want to be treated and, more importantly, how God wants us to treat others? Are we patient, loving, and kind even while upset with someone?
My favorite line from this book, “If you are called a child of God, You. Are. Blessed” is one we all need to remember especially during low periods in our lives. What a powerful read!
*I was given a copy of this book by the author with no obligation to review. All thoughts are my own.
Back cover Blurb:
He thought he’d found the thrill of his life; she, the romance she hadn’t dared to hope for. Falling in love had been easy. Being married? Totally different story.
Married within a year of meeting, Ethan and Brandi add a foster daughter to their newly established family. Their story is enchanting—inspiring. Except when the fairytale fails. The stresses of unmet expectations and wounds from their pasts knife into their marriage, severing what they believed would be forever.
Hope for a broken marriage. Healing for their wounded spirits. It would take both to find evergreen. Are they brave enough to try?
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Isn't it amazing when you can love a book when you weren't won right over by the characters? That's compelling storytelling! thanks Kim!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kim! I am honored. <3ReplyDelete