Tuesday, May 6, 2014
All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner
What a wonderful story! I was immediately pulled in by the fact that this childless couple took in a sibling group from a different race and became a family. But the story is much deeper than that. It explores foster care and the plight of "throwaway children," it explores marital relationships and some of the pitfalls, it explores extended family relationships, it explores extra-marital choices and addictions. And the part I found most endearing was that it explores the heart of a mother of grown children and grandchildren that prays for her progeny and loves them extravagantly. This is to become a whole series of "Darling Family novels." I can't wait for the next installment!
I enjoyed this book so much that I sacrificed half a night's sleep to finish it. I enjoy stories where faith in God is a seamless part of the story. And I especially like the interracial family here because the household I live in is multicultural and we are exploring some of these same issues. I love the way the author handled the "sore points" of the issue.
This book was given to me by Tyndale for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no compensation and all opinions are my own.