...how good this book was! This book was one of those cover-to-cover in one setting kind. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so...
This is the third book in "Wings of Refuge" series, and it covers the life of two more future Refuge citizens. PJ, Ben Dillinger rescues Amelia and Reece after Amelia passed out and crashed into a tree. It was love at first sight, but Amelia had been mistreated in the past and didn't want to believe there were nice people in the world. Ben was persistent, though, and never gave up on Amelia.
There were several issues covered in this book. Amelia's past sin of fornication had followed her and caused her parents and church to turn away from her. The father of her child had beaten her so badly, he put her in the hospital. But Amelia was trying to come to terms with all that and make a life for her and Reece.
Then there was Ben. He had loving parents and a brother. His father wasn't well, but Ben couldn't get him to go to the doctor. Ben's brother, Hutton, had Down Syndrome. Like many young children, Ben didn't treat Hutton very well and was now trying to make up for it. This was not an easy task. Ben felt like a failure and was too ashamed of his failure to admit to Amelia that he had a special need's brother.
These books that Cheryl Wyatt is writing are so refreshing. There isn't a lot of resentment toward each other for not being perfect. When problems arise, they don't break up - but work together to try and resolve their differences. This book was like a breath of fresh air and I cried through the last three chapters or so. There were so many surprises waiting in the pages - not really unexpected, but pleasant none-the-less!