Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury

Recently I read the book, Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury. I was looking about for something for the book club and after a family member recommended this one I decided to check it out. Karen is the author of many many books and this is one of her stand alone titles. This is Christian life changing fiction and about 336 pages. Here is a description of the book:

"Sometimes hope lies somewhere in the shades of blue. Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all … a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancee, and a fairy tale life ahead of him—when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption. Three people must work through the repercussions of a decision made long ago before any of them can look toward a new future." (end quote)

Spoiler alert... what I'm about to tell you tells you what the book offers healing from and I know it doesn't tell you in the description but feel like it's something you should know about going into it. This book deals with healing and forgiveness between a man and a woman that went through an abortion in their younger years. There are several great themes that the author incorporates into the book other than just that and it is a good read. I'm sure that if you or someone you know (man or woman) had been effected by an abortion that this book might help look at things differently and help them in their healing. Our book club won't be reading this at this time but still thought I would share with you in case you are interested! You can check out Karen's site here and see all the comments and reviews. Happy Reading!

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