FROM THE PUBLISHER: In this powerful story of redemption and love, a prodigal young woman from the hills of Virginia flees the men who have lured her away from a godly upbringing into a life of desperation. Taking on a new identity, Mary Bridget Washburn escapes to the bustling city of Alexandria. There her path crosses that of Alasdair MacPherson, a widowed pastor with three young children and daunting problems of his own. Mary Bridget longs to bring happiness to the deeply troubled family, but she seems an unlikely candidate to help. Has she fallen too far from grace to be able to pass it on? A heart-tugging tale about the extraordinary struggles that turn ordinary people into heroes.
The main character, Bridie, quickly becomes someone you know and can relate to. She struggles to believe that the church teachings of her childhood still apply, even though her life has taken her far from the Christian values she grew up with.
At the same time, there's a family in another city that is falling apart... the mother has died, and the father is a pastor who feels disconnected from everyone and everything in his life. It's easy to empathize with him, and yet see what others (his church leaders) are seeing from the outside, as well.
Overall, this was a great story and one that I enjoyed reading. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
My copy of this book was provided by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
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