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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Weight of Shadows

Do you believe that the choices you make and the choice to forgive can touch the lives of others for a very long time?

That's what Kim, Joshua and Debbie find out in The Weight of Shadows by Alison Strobel.  I was introduced to Ms Strobel's novels when I read The Heart of Memory.  Here's the synopsis from the back cover of The Weight of Shadows:
After a difficult childhood, Kim has built a successful life for herself.  She'd leave it all, though, if she could be rid of her guilt over a tragic mistake she made years ago.  When she meets Rick, she finds everything she needs, even a way for her to pay for her sins.  Kim and Rick's new neighbor, Joshua, knows more than Kim realizes about Rick, but Joshua has battles of his own to fight.   Having already lost his wife and his job, he risks giving his in-laws the ammunition they need to gain custody of his daughter if he gets involved.  Debbie, who has saved countless women through the shelter she runs, has the power to help, but she might be as desperate for love as the women she serve.  Ultimately, Kim must decide if her penance is more important than protecting an innocent life - and if she should dare leave Rick when he has the power to bring her hidden crime to light.
Strobel weaves an amazing story that clearly shows how the providence of God works in the lives of people to bring about the ability to forgive and healing.  She certainly had me turning the pages!  This was a hard book to put down.  Strobel pulls you into the story and the characters from page one and keeps you there.  The ending is not one you see coming.  When I finished the book, I found myself thinking about the characters for days.  As with The Heart of Memory, The Weight of Shadows, left me wanting a sequel...something I hope Strobel considers.

You can order The Weight of Shadows from Zondervan by going HERE

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