Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watch Over Me - A Book Review

About The Book:

Things like this don't happen in Beck County.

Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl, hours old, abandoned in a field.

As police work to identify the mother, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the obvious couple to serve as foster parents. But the newborn's arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating military tour.

Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.

About The Author:

A past winner of Associated Press awards for her journalism, Christa Parrish now teaches literature and writing to high school students, is a homeschool mom, and lives near Saratoga Springs, New York. Visit

Read an excerpt here.

My Review:

After reading a synopsis of this book, I was very excited to read it. I thought it would be a great book, and I was not disappointed. Ms. Parrish writes in an easy to read fashion, and brings to life struggles that many of us deal with, so it is very easy to relate to the characters within Watch Over Me. As the novel progresses, you come to see all the personalities of the different characters come out and you are filled with hope as they work through the various issues in their lives. This underlying purpose in this book, I believe, is that despite what you are going their there is hope, and even through the hard stuff, we can learn so much about ourselves and our loved ones when we cling to hope in Jesus Christ. I was reminded once again that, as humans, we cannot do things on our own, no matter how hard we try....we need Him to help us!

I highly recommend this book.

BUY IT: Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish can be purchased directly online from Bethany House or from your local bookseller.

***Thank you to Jim at Bethany House for providing me with this book for the purpose of review***

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