Tuesday, November 12, 2019
A Beautiful Mess
Can she love the child who broke up her marriage?
Nearly four years ago, Erin Belden’s happy life became a shattered mess. After her husband admitted to an affair and that a child had been conceived, he left her and their young daughter for his new family. Now, she’s finally ready to put the pieces of her life together. She’s set to launch her own business and even thinks her heart might be open to romance—should the right man come along.
But just when everything seems to be lining up, she receives a devastating call: her ex-husband and his wife have been killed in a car accident, and Erin is listed in their will as their daughter’s legal guardian.
How can she be a mother to the child—let alone love the child—who broke up her marriage? Does she have the courage to start over yet again and turn this mess into a mosaic of beauty?
A single mother’s journey from bitterness to forgiveness.
My thoughts: Poor Erin is really put through the ringer in this story! Left by her husband and childhood sweetheart for another woman, she is still finding it hard to move past the bitterness festering in her heart. When tragedy leaves her as the guardian of the child who symbolizes the destruction of her marriage, she comes to realize that God has a bigger plan at work through forgiveness.
This story blew me away! Brenda does a wonderful job of writing a book that is hard to put down! The reader sympathizes with Erin and all she has gone through, as well as cheers for the poor little girl left without her parents. The story deals beautifully with children grieving (as well as adults) and learning to love again. I look forward to reading more by Brenda!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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