Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A Moment of Weakness by Karen Kingsbury
I was tickled to see this book available for reviewing. The last book in this series, "Halfway to Forever" was the first Karen Kingsbury book I had ever bought. I had read the first two books later, but now I have been able to get both books for myself through my blog review program. That makes me happy.
This book did not disappoint. The story of Jade and Tanner: they were playmates as children, spent a memorable summer together in which they failed to listen to the Holy Spirit's warnings and Jade winds up pregnant. Tanner's mother determines to keep them apart and spins a big yarn about Tanner's infidelity, etc. Jade immediately marries to provide her child with a two-parent stable home. She misses one important detail: making sure her husband is a Christian. She is a strong devoted Christian who goes to bat for morality. This irritates her husband who eventually divorces her and sues for full custody of the child. The judge gives full custody to the father, who isn't actually the father and Jade goes to Tanner's law firm which is solely for the purpose of religious freedom. They reconnect and eventually the whole twisted story comes out and Jade and Tanner win the fight for custody and eventually marry as well.
It's a case of divorce and remarriage so that is the key point in the story that I don't agree with. The rest of the story line is scary and compelling all at the same time. Is this what is going to happen? Will we lose our children because we are considered religious fanatics? Or on the other end of the scope, do we just profess to be Christians, but our lives are not changed and so people do not see us as a threat to society and the new "Norms" that are being established? Is that a worse fate than fighting custody of your child because you really are trying to make a difference in the community and the world around you? Some points to ponder.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my reading and writing a review about it. All opinions expressed are my own.
To learn more about Karen Kingsbury and to see other books she has written, you can visit her here
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