By: TK. Chapin
Life for eighteen-year-old Claire and thirteen-year-old Todd Vander was turned upside down when their parents were killed in a car accident. Todd went to live with their Aunt Jennie and Uncle Dale and even though they both asked Claire to live with them she thought since she was eighteen, she was old enough to take care of herself. Claire dropped out of school and moved in with her boyfriend Matthew. Not too far into the relationship things quickly began to go downhill, beginning with sex, abuse, drugs, alcohol and losing her job. Claire found herself pregnant without any money or friends. She kept thinking she didn’t need anyone, because she could take care of herself, but God let her hit rock bottom before she realized His mercy was there for the asking.
This book is truly about redemption, learning to forgive and be forgiven. As I read Claire’s story I felt this book would be an excellent advocate for prolife. I cried all the way through this book so keep plenty of tissues handy. Even though Claire felt she had no place to go or anyone to help her she could not think about aborting her baby. So many times teenagers find themselves in the same situation as Claire, but this book shows God will be with you each step of the way if you are willing to yield your life to His will. The way will not always be easy, but the faith-filled journey is worth it. This is such a wonderful story of love and hope. Although this is the third in the series you do not need to read the others in order to read this. One of the most profound things about this book was the ability of Claire’s Aunt and Uncle to not be judgmental but to be supportive even when they disagreed with Claire’s choices. This would be a great book for families that are going through this situation.
It is a beautifully written book about making wrong choices in life…with a happy ending.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the author, T.K. Chapin, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.