Dramatic Christian Fiction with Real-Life Dilemmas
Author: Victoria Christopher Murray
Simon and Schuster, Jun 7, 2005 - Fiction - 448 pages
By Myckelle P Williams
"..There's no other way to say this. I'm in love with someone else."
With these words, Sheridan Hart's life as she knows it comes to a crashing halt. She thought she was living every woman's dream: for the past seventeen years of marriage, Quentin had been a model husband, father, and business partner. But for all those years, he'd been hiding a secret from her. In fact, he had kept his secret from everyone….
His startling confession is a lifelong attraction to men, and he is leaving her to be with his lover!!
Not many people are aware that there is great Christian Fiction out there, with drama, twists, and turns. This book caught me from the first page, and held me through to the end. It was a great choice for our W.I.N.G.’s Book club, and brought up wonderful discussions on faithfulness, forgiveness, and overcoming betrayal. It kept true to it’s Christian principles, which can often get shaky in some works of Fiction.
While coming to grips with the destruction of her marriage, Sheridan must also deal with the emotional reactions of her sixteen-year-old son and ten-year-old daughter. When word gets out about Quentin, everybody has something to say -- her family, her friends, and her church community all have advice to give and judgment to dole out. But at the end of the day, Sheridan must lean on her faith and her heart to decide what's best for her family. You felt deeply her pain, struggles with keeping her faith, and even her deep sense of loss, and pain over the hurt of her son, who feels so angry and betrayed by his father and recklessly attempts to ‘prove’ his own manhood. This book shows how to deal with the challenges that we all must face in life, and still maintain our faith and strength in the meantime.
I recommend this book to women who enjoy fiction, and it’s great for book clubs because of discussion questions that are included. We ended up talking about this book for two solid hours!!
It will leave you wanting more from the author, Mrs. Murray, and she delivers to the very last page!
Myckelle P. Williams
Myckelle P Williams, co-founder of B.L.O.G. Magazine™ and creator of the Heartwood Project™ for Women, lives in Tennessee with her husband of 20 years. She is the mother of 6 children and one grandchild. Once a teen mother who overcame the odds, Myckelle helps empower women to overcome the traumas of their past, and mentors young women over the country. Her upcoming book 'The Road Less Traveled." is due to be released in late 2012. For more information about her upcoming Heartwood Project™ Seminars, you can reach Myckelle at email@example.com