Friday, 4 May 2012

Traveler's Rest ~ Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Traveler’s Rest

Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)

Ann Tatlock


Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.


A YOUNG WOMAN determined to honor her commitment...

AN INJURED SOLDIER convinced life is no longer worth living...

A RETIRED DOCTOR certain it's too late to be forgiven...

Jane Morrow has a dilemma. She's engaged to Seth Ballantine, a member of the National Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and he's returned from Iraq severely wounded. Jane hasn't seen him for nearly a year, and with trepidation, she heads to the VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is being treated.

Seth isn't happy to see her. He'd asked her not to come. He wants to end the relationship. But Jane loves him, and despite his injury, she's determined to convince him that they can have a life together. Her faith has never been strong, yet she hopes God will answer her prayers and tell her what to do.

Beautifully written, Travelers Rest takes readers on a journey through pain and tragedy to a place of hope and redemption.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Traveler’s Rest, go HERE.

My Review:

Jane & Seth have known each other since they were kids. Jane has loved him as long as she can remember and Seth, well he took a bit longer to reach the "L" word. But when he finally does, he goes all the way and asks for Janes hand in marriage. Of course she said "YES." While Jane prepares for their upcoming nuptials, Seth is serving in Iraq, and they are both waiting til the day he arrives. Arrive it does, and happens sooner than either one of them expected. Seth has been injured and is now paralyzed. Being paralyzed was definitely not a part of their happily ever after.

As Jane and Seth walk day by day in their new way of life, they both learn some of the most important lessons in their life to date. Jane cares for Seth and her love for him never changes, yet She is constantly encouraged by all of those around her to just let go of their engagement. Seth even tells her she deserves better, he doesn't want her to have to live like this, caring for him in every way imaginable. In the hospital, day after day, they meet some of the most amazing people. As they begin to share their lives, past and present, they all begin to learn more about themselves.

Traveler's Rest is a wonderful book, a book that will make you stop and think. To appreciate each and every single day. To be "present" in your life and that when you are faced with difficult choices, it is a must to face them and move forward!

Thank you CFBA for allowing me this complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review!


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