The opening book of a series is always pivotal, as it sets the tone for the rest. If I were an author, I don’t know that I would ever intentionally set out to write a series, unless I had a great plan for the other books. At this point, I don’t know where Robert Whitlow plans to take this series – but I intend to come along!
Alex is a female attorney in a small town, who likes classical music, traveling, and championing for justice. Rena is the wife of a rich man who is in a coma. When Alex agrees to represent Rena in a case to determine the fate of her husband, things get complicated. This book has a lot of interesting ethical, medical, and legal facets, but it also has a profoundly spiritual aspect as well. One of my favorite parts of the book is the side story about Ted Duncan, a music minister who prays by playing the piano. There is something so real about the way he connects with God through original compositions, and the fact that his faith is so honest makes it powerful.
I liked this book very much, and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series. This book ends with a cliff hanger, so if you don’t like waiting for resolution, you might just want to go ahead and buy books 1 & 2 at the same time to save yourself the wait.
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I came to the last page of this book and actually got angry, as I felt it was a horrible way to end a book. I did not know this was a series. I felt sure there had to be a sequel - but no mention was made of one. It was only by coming back to the CBD website and reading customer reviews to see how other readers felt about the ending, that I learned there IS a sequel - and I am sure glad. Don't buy Life Support without buying Life Everlasting, or you'll be placing another book order real soon! And you'll be very frustrated until it arrives.
Let me say first that I like Robert Whitlow a lot. Jimmy is one the best books I've read in a long while. This was an excellent story with insight to the legal world and the complexities of the attorney-client privilege. But, this could have easily been told in one book. Life Support cannot stand on its own without Life Everlasting and vice-versa. Sequels are great but only when the story can't be told in one novel.
This book intrigued me throughout. I was annoyed at the villainess, but sometimes found myself rooting for her. That was strange, but lets you know Robert Whitlow is a writer that sucks you in without you realizing it. Buy the book with the sequel or you'll be screaming for it at the end of book one.
I liked Whitlow's previous books, particularly "The Trial", but I can't recommend this one. It's intriguing...and then it just stops cold. A year after I read this, Whitlow came out with "Life Everlasting", which is actually a continuation of "Life Support". I found "Life Everlasting" lagged as well, because I didn't remember the details from the earlier book. I don't mind series books, in fact I usually buy and read all the books in a series, but I like books that are complete in themselves even when they are part of a series. "Life Support" just abruptly drops the story without any explanation, and I found it extremely unsatisfying. Both "Life Support" and "Life Everlasting" are noticeably shorter than Whitlow's other books, and I can't help but feel the story was deliberately split in two to increase sales. I resent that, especially since these books are priced at the top end of the scale for Christian fiction.
Good, but not as good as his other books. Has some real intriguing characters and a great storyline. It appears the main character converts to Christianity without coming to a place of repentance and faith in Christ. It is not very clear. Also, there is too much left hanging at the end of the story.
Your beloved spouse or family member has been in a tragic fall that causes acute head trauma, what WOULD you do? In the beginning we meet Rena and Baxter Richardson. Tragedy befalls Baxter that sends him over a falls and onto a rock. During a time when family should come together, Rena and father-in-law Ezra debate over just who has the ultimate power of attorney and along with the best legal firm money can buy, Ezra will fight Rena to have a say when it comes to the medical support that has helped keep his son Baxter amongst the living. We meet Jeffrey, Baxter's brother, who seems to be playing both sides of the issue. Is he truly interested in what is best for Baxter or are there ulterior motives that Jeffrey seeks? Attorney Alexia Linsdale hoped to have moderated to honor Baxter's own wishes and give him peace. Along the journey she ends up splitting from the legal group in hopes of fighting for what is just. Then she meets Ted the music minister from Sandy Flats who seems to be a calm refuge in the storm both personally and professionally. When hope is all but gone, Ted asks for time for music therapy in order to bring God and His healing into the room. Is a situation ever really hopeless or how can God change a tragic outcome? This book is in the league of a John Grisham novel. I would have loved to had this book be in at least a two installment book series as the end left me for wanting to know more!