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Friday, 27 April 2012

Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

Synopsis :

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried them through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now.

Experience a family's triumphant defeat over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.

My comments :

I found that the beginning of the book was a bit slow for me and I was confused by the story as the author introduced many characters almost simultaneously.

However, the story got better halfway through the book. I like the way the author focus on Darlene and her daughter, Gracie. However, I was rather doubtful of Gracie's problem which is said to crop up from trying to be perfect. She seems to have everything; a good family and a good school result. Trying to be good all the time did not sound to me that it would create the problem that Gracie had.

Darlene's problem is more believable to me as each day were are faced with temptation. And Dave certainly poses a big problem. Readers can't help but to sympathise with Dave.

Overall, I like the way the author integrated the faith in God through out the book. Although each person in the family have their own problems but their faith never wavered. Through their faith, they influenced the people around them to open up to God.

I give this book 3 stars out of 5. It is highly recommended to those who needs a bit more encouragement and motivations in life.

I have received a copy of this book from Handlebar Marketing with no obligation to post a favorable review. The opinion herein are my own. 


  1. Sure admire you reading all these books.

  2. Is been a while i saw book review in here!! Still wondering how book bloggers cope.. The book sure sounds like a good one. I'm a great fan of Motivational books..

  3. May

    Usually will put into my book review blog but not much readers there. Since this book is worth recommending, then post here :)


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