. Kate Ganshert has captured my heart. Through out this book we learn the story of two half- sisters connected by an alcoholic mother and a run down motel. Carmen is the weather girl and the wife of a high school football coach. She has also suffered significantly from miscarriage after miscarriage. Gracie is only seventeen and it seems as if life has dealt her a horrible mess.
Gracie runs away from home and her alcoholic mother and ends up at an old motel her sister's aunt use to run. There Carmen finds her and together they begin rebuilding the motel. While they rebuild their lives seem to spiral out of control. Carmen and her husband Ben are slipping away from each other, her struggle with infertility is consuming her and her job may come crashing down around her. Not to mention her aunt is slipping further away due to dementia. Gracie is angry. She feels alone. She meets a guy name Elias that talks to her about Jesus and tries to get her involved with his youth group. Further a long in to this book we see that Gracie and Carmen can bond. Will their struggles also lead them to a closer relationship with the Lord?
I love that Kate Ganshert writes about real struggles that many of us are going through. If we ourselves haven't been through them, someone we know may have. I was sad when the book ended because I had become so connected with it. This a book I would read over and over again. I recommend this book to women of all ages, hopefully it will inspire you, just as it as inspired me.
FTC: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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