Monday, March 19, 2012

Waiting for Morning - Karen Kingsbury

Summary from Good Reads: As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever.  In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.  In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?

Hannah Ryan receives the worst news imaginable, her family has been in a severe car accident which killed her husband and oldest daughter due to a repeat offending drunk driver.  Her perfect life has changed with a moment's notice.  Her goal is to get revenge on Brian Wesley for destroying her family and life.  While she is doing this, her surviving daughter, Jenny, feels guilty and desperately misses her father and sister.  Hannah gets involved in M.A.D.D. so much that she is not aware of Jenny and she turns her back on God.  Will Hannah find peace once the trial is through?  Can she fix her relationship with Jenny and God before it is too late?

This was a book with a very serious topic.  Drunk drivers kills thousands of people each year, many of which are repeat offenders.  I did like that the attorney was seeking a stronger charge against Brian hoping to change history in California.  Hannah turned her back on Jenny and God since the accident which could have caused more problems in her life.  Thankfully, God was still listening to her and was patiently waiting for her to realize it.

A special thanks to Blogging for Books and Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for allowing me to review this book for them.

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