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When Darkness Breaks Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The subject matter addresses difficult issues that, while perhaps not the same in every relationship, are fundamentally issues we all face. The author builds the story well and the characters are well-developed. While I did find the story moving, I think the impact would have been greater if the main part of the story wasn't told as a flashback.
This is an easy read that pulls you in. The material addresses very real and challenging issues, but in a way that inspires perseverance and hope. Definitely worth the read.
Amber meets the love of her life but, as is true in REAL life, it's not all fairytales and unicorns. A tragedy ruins the idyllic love, and the family is uprooted not only from their peaceful Kansas life, but from their happiness as well. What I liked and appreciated was that the issues facing this love story were grounded in reality--the idea that this could happen to you.
Where I was left wanting more was a deeper emotional connection between myself and characters. I wanted to see more of the torment and pain--esp with regards to certain infidelities. I think this novel has the perfect framework for a story that just needs a little bit more show and not tell to attach us to the events even more. But as is, it's a fast, page-turning read, where I genuinely wanted to know what was going to happen next.
And, as I said before, I'm a big softy for hope and forgiveness, and stories that play up the inherent goodness in people, which this story has in spades.
So was the sweet and sour marriage of Amber and Drake. They started well. Everything looked perfect. A loving home, and loving children. It looked like nothing could go wrong. That’s when the evil forces go to work. They put all sorts of stunts and stumbling block in front of anything in life that is going smoothly. They dangle forbidden carrots in front of straight forward people, and lure them away from the right way. They do anything that will bring about the fall of good man or woman. Mind you, they never go after the bad ones. In the end, they sit back and enjoy the result of the disaster they have caused.
Only God, with His the forces of good can intervene. For no merits of ours, God may chose to save the situation. I know that the bad will always be punish, and the good, always rewarded. Find out how this tussle between the good and evil ended.
The story dragged a bit, but I enjoy it. I enjoyed particularly the absence of violence even at the points of tension in the story. A goodly story indeed.
Suddenly their lives are turned upside down when both are offered exciting career opportunities. While arguing about whose career has more importance, as Drake drives them home from dinner their car hits a young boy, killing him. Although Drake is not found responsible he is devastated by the accident and his life begins a downward spiral. Unable to cope with what happened he begins to drink heavily and even engages in extra-marital affairs. Meanwhile, Amber is left to raise their children, feeling alone and abandoned.
When another accident occurs, Drake must face the reality that nothing is more important than his wife and family. This is a story of overcoming tragedy and learning to value what is truly important in life. As I followed Drake and Amber through the ups and downs of their life I shared their emotional journey. This is a tender story that incorporates some Christian faith into a sweet love story. Well written and easy to read I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a story of hope.
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