Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Touch of Grace Book Review

I was still sick and still out of library books to read so I went back to my book shelf to pick something.  My main goal was a small soft back book that I could hold no matter how I was laying in bed while I was sick.  Maybe not my normally way to choose a book but it narrowed down the search because I knew that I wanted to read that huge hard back book on my pile but I just didn't have the strength.  A Touch of Grace (The Brothers' Bond, Book 2) (Love Inspired #390) by Linda Goodnight fit all the criteria and looked like a great book to read so I was excited to get started.

The moment her sister's body was discovered near Ian Carpenter's New Orleans mission, crusading journalist Gretchen Barker was torn between devastating grief and a desire for revenge. She mourned her sister's drug problems and the family trouble that had started them, but the minister's professions of help made her suspicious.  Except the more she got to know Ian, the more she recognized his courage in the face of adversity and his commitment to faith...and Gretchen's sharp edges began to soften. Until a mysterious phone call left her questioning whether or not he truly had something to hide.

This was a hard book to put down as soon as I started reading it.  I loved meeting and getting to know Ian because it told the little snippet of his childhood at the beginning and then went straight into his adult life so I was interested to see what would happen based on his childhood trauma.  The amazing thing is that he didn't remember his childhood because of a sickness that left him with a little bit of amnesia.  Ian was raised by two loving parents who helped him to pick his path in life as a minister and he worked hard to help people who needed help even though others thought that he didn't belong in the area because of the tourists.  He helped runaways and people who had substance abuse issues and put in many tireless hours to help everyone that he could.  It broke his heart when he found the dead women on his property because she was one of the many that he was helping before she left.  Her sister, Gretchen, decided that the reason her sister was dead was because of Ian's mission so she makes it her goal to reveal all his secrets in television journalist fashion.  You have to pick up the book to find out what happens but I think that this was a great book! I was really excited when they had the third book in the series at the library.  I put it on reserve right away so that I could continue with this great series. Hope you enjoy it too!!

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