Friday, October 23, 2009

Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

I just finished up reading the second book in the 9/11 series by Karen Kingsbury. If you will remember we read the first book as our September Book Club Selection. This book is Christian Fiction with some fact as far as events of September 11 are concerned. It is about 303 pages and here is what the book flap tells you:

In this sequel to the bestselling One Tuesday Morning, to Jamie Bryan it is still September 12, 2001. What will move her from living in the past to living the life God has given her today? It's been three years since the terrorist attacks on New York City, but FDNY widow Jamie Bryan keeps waking up to the aching pain of that one Tuesday morning, the morning of September 11, 2001. Determined to find meaning in her grief, Jamie pours her life into volunteer work at St. Paul's, the small memorial chapel across from where the twin towers once stood. In the stream of broken, grieving people who make their way through the church doors, Jamie connects with two men - a firefighter forever changed by the attacks, and a Los Angeles police officer. Unsure and feeling somehow guilty, Jamie opens herself to the possibility of loving again. But what she learns about one man sends her reeling. How can this be God's plan for her life? Now only the persistence of a tenacious man, questions from Jamie's curious young daughter, and words from her dead husband's journal can move Jamie Bryan beyond one Tuesday morning - toward life. (end quote)

I have to tell you that I enjoyed this book just as much if not more than the first one. Karen Kingsbury truly is a talented writer. This one has more of a love story running through it and just seemed more fast paced I guess. I know it may not feel like that for everyone but I really enjoyed it and I look forward to reading the third book. The third and as far as I know last book in the series is Book 3, Every Now and Then by Karen Kingsbury. After I finish this I will be moving on to other books to chop my stack down some more. Stay Tuned! Please share any thoughts! Happy Reading!

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