God let Rachel Westing down. For twenty-six years she’s done everything by the book; she figures He should have her back. But then she learns her fiancé is cheating on her. Her parents are getting a divorce. And her Christian mentor has a pill addiction. Where is God in all this? Nowhere, as far as Rachel can see. Wounded, bitter, and with a shattered faith, she quits her job and moves across the country to live with Daphne—her childhood best friend whose soul Rachel once thought she was meant to save.
Confident, successful, fun-loving Daphne sets about helping Rachel reinvent herself, and for a while it’s exciting. But when another tragedy shakes Rachel to the core, what little bit of self-possession she has left begins to unravel. A true-to-life story that will draw you in and keep you biting your nails until the end.
This is a Christian fiction book, definitely geared towards a YA audience. However, as someone a smidge beyond young adult, I also enjoyed the storyline. There are quite a few issues Rachel faces and it’s through her eyes, we read her struggles and her anger towards God. I thought this book could definitely help those facing similar issues and how inspite of ourselves, God does not abandon us. While I would have liked a little more storyline after Daphne’s hospitalization and aftermath, the author did a nice wrap up and bring closure to issues Rachel was still faced with. I highly recommend this book to those who love a great Christian fiction read with some real life issues many people face today.
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