At first, I wasn’t sure I’d like this book. It started off very slowly, and I was having a hard time getting into it. I suppose that maybe the author wrote it that way on purpose, to show Kate’s grief. After Kate started seeing Dr. Alexander, though, the storyline started to pick up, and I found myself having a hard time setting the book down.
The themes of love and forgiveness are strong, but the spiritual component is very mild — not at all overpowering. In fact, I believe anyone could read this without feeling put out, even if they don’t normally care for “Christian” fiction.
The only thing that bothered me (other than the slow start) was the rushed ‘conclusion’ Kate comes to near the end of the book. It felt too fake for me, and I also felt the ending, itself, was a bit rushed. Not too badly, like some other books I’ve read, but still a bit.
I do hope there’ll be a follow-up book with the same characters! I’d like to know what happens from this point! 😉