Friday, February 6, 2015

Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury--A Review

Joey lives an idyllic life with his parents on the coast of Florida. His days are spent playing with his cousins, sailing with his dad, and making up stories with his mom.

It's a perfect life until the day they receive a disturbing phone call: a stranger's decision could tear Joey away from the comfort and security of the only home he's ever known.

One family is determined to keep the son they love, the other is determined to begin a new life, the life they've always dreamed of. Joey's future rests in their hands and someone must make the bravest decision of their life.

Sometimes the greatest love is letting go.

Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist. There are nearly 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen’s most recent of her Life-Changing Fiction TM titles have hit No. 1 national lists. Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen lives and works in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. Also living nearby is their only daughter, Kelsey, an actress in inspirational films and married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky. 

My Thoughts:Karen Kingsbury has once again drawn me into a life that isn't my own.
She makes you feel the emotions of each character in this book.
The book begins with seemingly the perfect family, but they are missing one thing.
A relationship with Jesus.
As the story unfolds you see how only Christ can truly satisfy your need for comfort, love and peace in the midst of trouble. 

Jack and Molly Campbell are the only parents Joey has ever known. they face a situation most parents only have nightmares about. How will they handle the struggle that is thrown at them?

Wendy Porter regrets something she did years ago. Will her decision to tell the truth ruin the lives of the Campbells forever?

Rip Porter is fresh out of prison and has convinced Wendy he is a new man, but is he?

Beth Petty is Molly's sister. She would do anything to help or protect her sister, but can she truly trust God to have his will and way in her sister's life?

Allyson Bower is a proud of the job she does as a social worker until a phone call comes that could change the way she feels.

What I love about this book: This book is an excellent example of what it means to fully trust in God's will for your life. Can you control the events in your life or do you truly believe that Christ does have a will and a way in your life? It brings to light the struggle and fear that every adoptive parent must have at one point or another in the adoption process. I was captivated by the intensity of the struggles that each character faced as the story progressed. Even the social worker dealt with the concept of God's will and if he can preform miracles. This book had me so mesmerized with the struggles of the Campbells that I truly thought they might take a wrong turn. This book is enjoyable on many levels because you go from believing the worst to being just as surprised as the characters are by the events that take place. This book was an excellent read and I highly recommend it. 

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