Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Need You Now - Beth Wiseman

About the book...

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now.

My thoughts...

This wasn't a book I was supposed to be reviewing.  There was a delay in the original book I had requested, so I was able to choose one more while waiting for the first to arrive.

With that said, let me say this:  I loved this book!  I downloaded it to my Kindle and was able to finish it in a matter of days!  Beth Wiseman is a talented writer, and what an amazing story this was!

From the beginning, it seems that Darlene has it all...the perfect family (including her husband and 3 children), the perfect life, and the perfect job.  We quickly learn how fast things can become unraveled!

The most intriguing storyline to me was that of the friendship between Darlene and Layla.  Everyone longs to have that special friend, someone you can be honest with and who will love you regardless.  It was neat to watch their relationship develop, go through many ups and downs, and finally settle into what it should be.

I cannot stress how much I enjoyed this book!  I wish I would have had a hard copy so I could pass it on to others...kind of a pay it forward book.  There is so much one can learn through this story, and I highly suggest you run out and grab a copy for yourself!

By the way, in case you're wondering, I give this book 5 Stars! 

 **I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.**


  1. Thank you for the Review, it sounds like a great Book and I want it (smile)

  2. Terrific review. so glad this book "accidentally" crossed your path--sometimes things are meant to be, right? I agree, it's a great book. Beth Wiseman writes fearlessly with the stresses and struggles that are an inevitable part of a marriage and raising children--yet offers hope in the face of those challenges. She doesn't shy away from letting the characters in this book face some problems and difficult questions. I think many readers will be able to relate to this book, and be comforted by the fact that they are not the only ones who struggle.