Bridgette's life with her beautiful family on the sun-drenched Australian coast appears perfect. But when her frustrated husband, Joel, has an affair with her bitter sister, Bridgette is blindsided and humiliated. It's time for her to get real with herself . . . and with God. But can she ever forgive the unforgivable? 208 pages, softcover from Deep River.
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It's not often that I read a book that has me changing my mind about who I think is wrong or right, but this one certainly did!
Bridgette seemed to have the perfect life. Her husband Joel is a successful lawyer in her father's firm, she has two wonderful daughters, and attends church regularly where she leads a Bible study group. The only thing is she doesn't have a great relationship with her sister Piper, who is a single mother, although their relationship isn't great they still get along, or at least they do until Piper crosses a line and does something that can never be undone, something that puts Bridgette's perfect marriage in jeopardy, and has her rethinking her entire life. Will Bridgette's marriage be over, can she ever find forgiveness for Joel and Piper? What happens with Bridgette's relationship with God?
Well this book really hooked me, thing is I had my mind all made up about who and what was right and wrong. In the beginning I think I was alot like the character of Amy in this story, and couldn't see past the deed that had been done. As the story unfolds though I really saw that not everything is so black and white, and could see how something like the situation in this book could happen. While I really felt for Bridgette, I also felt empathy for Joel as well as Piper, although it took me a while to get there with these two characters. The one thing that really made me think was the gossip that went on in the church. That topic alone makes this book a must read. Overall, this is a thought provoking read that would be great as a group read, especially for women's church groups,because there are several lessons to be learned in the pages of this one. I am anxious to read more from this author!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.