Title: The Reason
Author: William Sirls
Pages: 409 (ARC)
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
My rating is 4 stars.
Brooke and Alex are a mother and son who have lived on their own for some time. Alex is five years old and a lively boy. His best friend is Charlie, a 38-year-old man with challenges, who is also the son of the minister of the church where Brooke works. Pastor Jim and Shirley are Charlie’s parents. They also have their own challenges in life, but live by faith in God. Brooke and Alex have become like family to Jim, Shirley and Charlie. When Alex gets sick, arrows of prayers are sent to God from Jim and Shirley. Brooke, however, isn’t so sure about God.
There is a young, female doctor who has gained an outstanding reputation among her peers and her patients. She believes science has all the answers. One of her co-workers doesn’t believe anyone has all the answers. He is racked with grief and pain from the past and has given up on faith and God.
While there are some changes in this rewritten edition, the overall story is very good. The ability of the author to draw readers into his fictional world is wonderful. There, readers’ emotions will run the gamut. There will be many ups and downs as readers cheer for some and boo others. The pace is quick and you won’t be able to put the book down with many characters that have stories to tell about their lives. This is one book that you will remember, so grab a copy as a gift for a friend or family member.
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