Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bitter Blessings

Here's the blurb:
Megan has the perfect life, but when her mother dies in an accident, everything spins out of control. With the rest of her family falling apart, Megan must confront her past to uncover the truths that will keep everyone together. Thought-provoking and heartfelt, this book shows that even in times of trial, you can often find blessings.
Megan lives with her mom, two younger sisters and her grandma.  As the story opens, we find out that her mom was just killed in a car accident.  Megan is forced to shoulder much of the responsibility for  taking care of her family and when she talks to her friend's father about insurance, they find that her mom was hiding a devastating secret.

Bitter Blessings is one of those stories where you keep thinking, "Okay, it can't get any worse."  But then it does and does and does until finally Megan finds that there is nowhere she can turn but to the Lord.  It was written mainly with an LDS audience in mind, but I didn't think it came across as too "churchy" like some LDS fiction does.  You could get it for a non-LDS friend and I think they would enjoy it, too.  It is a sweet, uplifting and realistic story with a twist that I didn't see coming.  I liked it a lot and I would definately recommend it if you are in the market for a clean, feel-good, well-written novel.

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