Ava has a loving family, a beautiful house, and a solid faith. Suddenly, her ideal life will be completely broken . . . in the best of ways.
Ava’s life is full of great things. Her daughter is getting married to just the right guy, her husband’s company has kept them financially successful for years, her son is thriving as a high-school football player, and the ministry she started is keeping her busy as she reaches out to those with “broken hearts.”
Then it all falls apart. Ava’s safe world becomes unanchored, and she is forced to face the childhood she’s run away from her entire life. Just as she’s trying to sift through the pieces, the doorbell rings and Ava is confronted with the surprise of her life.
Ava must set out on a journey that takes her back home. Along the way, she encounters God in new and unexpected ways. She sees she's been hiding her brokenness behind good deeds and the comforts of a safe life. Learning what it means to lose it all is just the start of Ava’s journey—as is the new song God is writing on her heart.
|Contributor(s)||Sheila Walsh , Cindy Martinusen Coloma|
|About the Contributor(s)||Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and bestselling author from Scotland with nearly 5 million books sold, including the popular Gigi: God’s Little Princess children’s line as well as trade books such as The Longing in Me, The Storm Inside, and Loved Back to Life. She was a keynote speaker with Women of Faith for twenty years, focused on transforming women’s lives through the power of God’s Word. Sheila describes her recent book, 5 Minutes with Jesus: Making Today Matter, as being a passion of hers for the rest of her life—till the Lord takes her home or He returns.
Cindy Martinusen Coloma
Cindy Martinusen Coloma is the best-selling author of several novels including The Salt Garden, Beautiful, and Orchid House.
|Release Date||Aug 21, 2012|
- Review by Karen
This book made me laugh, cry and everything in between. It is well written, and the story line is easy to follow. I really enjoyed reading about Ava and her challenges. I found myself relating to her and how she was trying to deal with her present difficulties and her history. The story itself is so common to everyone that I believe anyone reading this book would be able to relate to her struggles.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. The lessons that come through in this book are worth ever moment it takes to read it. Sheila and Cindy have put together a truly heart-stirring story, and wove it in such a way that anyone can follow. I like that there are Reading Group questions in the back, as they help to cement the lessons from the book into my mind. Overall this is a great read.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 8/12/2012)