I was plesantly surprised by this book. It drew me in right from the start. The author dangles information in pieces to keep you reading. It was not predictable as many of the inspirational books tend to be.
The subject matter many seem difficult but is presented in a way that helps you see that these things are survivable.
I did have trouble with one character through out the book. Sherriff Huff’s character is likeable enough and at some points I wondered if he was going to be crooked because of the whineing he kept doing. One inner dialoge about his desire to be with his grandkids would have been enough for the reader to get the point he did not want to remain sheriff. I found him tireing.
The author did a good job with the sadness and pain of all the characters and how we all find someone to blame for our difficulties.
The message of forgiveness and acceptance is strong and the end is inspiring. The message of the love of God is presented well without being preachy.
Many people who have not suffered may not believe some of the situations that happen but pain and hurt lead us to behave in ways we would not normally react. Even as Christians.
By putting many people who are scared, hurt and lost together, a mob mentality is likely to happen.
All in all I would reccommend this book, espically if you are going through tough times and want to be encouraged.