Author: T.K. Ware
I could’ve died that day, along with my unborn child.
I can only imagine your expression after hearing that. Please don’t judge me as if you’re perfect. I’m opening up to you— a stranger, a fellow church-goer, a reader of drama-filled books, a distant friend. Regardless of the nature of our acquaintance, I’m confident in the fact that you can’t hurt me. I’ve suffered enough and our connection is only by the gateway of literature. I’m glad I got that part out of the way because there is so much I want to tell you.
I won’t bore you with a repetition of words or events from my last confession. Instead, I’ll tell you the events that led up to the worst moment I can remember— that morning when all I could do was cry out in horror. You may ask why I didn’t tell you all of this in the beginning. Well, my rebuttal would be, when do we ever do things completely right?
Be patient with me and I’ll tell you everything.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
Reviewer: Mary Hosmar
Since this is book two of the series, (The Pastor’s Daughter being book one), the reader already knows the problem (which I can’t state here just in case some have not read book one). What we didn’t learn in book one were the ins and outs, the causes and progression of Ebony’s dilemma. Book two clears things up.
The first line of the prologue is the catch which draws the reader in; “I could’ve died that day . . .”. From there, Ebony tells her story, again, as in book one, with pleas to not judge.
While I found the story sometimes veering off-track to incidents which seemed to have little of anything to do with the main story, on the whole, it was an interesting read. T. K. Ware is not afraid to delve into areas which are often considered taboo by the church but which need to be talked about.
As with the first book, this is a Christian book, however, people of all ages, especially teen-aged girls can learn from it. Redemption and forgiveness are a large part of the story and we can all learn more about how to be forgiving.
Although this is book two, I don’t think it makes too much difference if it is read first except that the mystery of book one will have been solved. The two stories go together.