Monday, March 19, 2012

Need You Now-Beth Wiseman

Need You Now

Beth Wiseman

Thomas Nelson, Apr 10 2012, $15.99

ISBN 9781595548870

Fearing for the safety of their children (Chad, Ansley and Grace) housewife Darlene and CPA Brad Henderson relocate the family from Houston for Round Top, Texas where they move onto a family farm. Feeling alone except for a snake invader, Darlene obtains a position working with special-needs children.

Their three kids struggle with adjusting from the big city to a rural environment. Especially troubled is fifteen year old Grace. Brad becomes concerned that Darlene’s first job outside their home is hurting their family and wants her to quit; she refuses. As she feels he is pulling away from her, temptation in the father of a student surfaces has Darlene considering what she never thought of in all her years of marriage.

Need You Now is an engaging timely family drama as the Santorum issue of women in the workplace rather than the hearth is a critical element. The Henderson quintet is fully developed as are a quirky neighbor and the temptation. Chad sums up this well-written warm inspirational when he thanks God for his kissing Skylar.

Harriet Klausner

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