Genre: Comtemprary Fiction
In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.
For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.
Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.
In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we'll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.
What an emotional and great story this is. I loved the setting of 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis (a period I never lived through and do not know much about). The country is in turmoil and fear over what might happen while the Harrison's are dealing with their own personal turmoil and fear. This story is not a simple beach read but a deep emotional story that leaves you with a great message, satisfaction and hope.
I really enjoyed this story and loved the message of God's perfect timing. When you put your faith in Jesus things don't happen by coincidence but happen because God knows what he is doing and puts people where they need to be for it to happen. I also enjoed how the story starts in the present, then goes back to the past and ends in the present. In the end, just loved this book and Dan Walsh is an excellent story teller. I know I always look forward to reading another book from him.
* I received this book through Revell Reads for the purpose of this review. Thank you!