Wow! Alexandra's mother was a piece of work! The outcome of this left us hanging on where her mother stands, but I hope her mother eventually came around and saw the error of her ways.
This was a GREAT story. Of course, I loved Adam. My favorite scene was his "talk" with someone from Xandra's past near the end of the story. That was GREAT! I loved how Adam wanted to protect her and love her.
This is the sixth book in the series and they have ALL been GREAT!!! Kate Welsh deals with some heavy issues. In this one it's wife batterment and divorce. She handled both situations perfectly...
I cannot say enough about this story! Though there are a couple slow places, I believe her action scene at the end made up for it.
These are book that should be read in order - they are a lot more fun that way!!!
Everything from Adam's guilt about the divorce and the way he treated his son; to Mark's feelings of animosity toward his father for taking him from the only family he really knew and taking him to live among strangers; to Alexandra's dealing with her cold-hearted mother who believed neither her deceased brother nor her ex-husband did any wrong; to the continuing happenings of previous characters were GREAT! The spiritual lessons you learn add to the story and really make you feel like you are experiencing church. I agreed with Jim Dillon's assessment of divorce and rather it would be right for Alexandra to marry again. I also enjoyed the aspects of forgiveness and the father-son reconciliation.
All the characters in Ms. Welsh's books have strong personalities, and I think that adds to the wonderful-ness of these books. We continue to see the family grow and florish, and past family members continue to have problems. Just because their story is "over" doesn't mean they no longer face trials or hard-times as we see in these books.
Thank you, Kate Welsh, for such a special series!