Friday, October 18, 2013

To Know You Review

Every so often I read a book that makes me lose sleep. I read past my bedtime. I read until my eyes start to feel scratchy. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I pick up the book to read a couple more pages. I read while I'm cooking. I read while I'm brushing my teeth. All in an attempt just to find out what is going to happen next.

"To Know You" by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel was this kind of book for me. I absolutely did not want to put this book down. There were times that my children were asking for dinner and I was gazing longingly at this book!

There are tons of twists and turns in this book, but the authors somehow keep it together and the book makes complete sense. It is easy to read and captures your attention from the very beginning.

Julia and Matt Whittaker have a son who needs a living liver transplant if he is going to live. Julia happens to have two daughters from two previous relationships who were adopted and don't have any contact with Julia. She goes on a journey to find them to see if their blood type matches Dillon's, and if they are willing to consider the transplant. The journey ends up being crazy, as each daughter is dealing with her own stuff by the time Julia comes into the picture.

What an incredible story of grace and forgiveness. The book isn't preachy. They all struggle in their walk of faith and they are completely honest about it. Yes, the story has a happy ending, but you are rooting so much for the characters. It's not cheesy or sappy.

And now I see in the back of the book that there is a second in the series coming out in July 2014? Oh yes, I will be reading that for sure! Great, great book. I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Shannon Ethridge's TO KNOW YOU

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