"Child of Mine"
By David and Beverly Lewis
Having previously read "Sanctuary" by Beverly and David lewis,, I was looking forward to see what feelings that this book would arouse. Excitement over a new book by these authors was intense! I just knew that I would love this book, and I DID!!!
The story begins with flight instructor Jack Livingston and his situation including raising his eight year old adopted niece, Natalie. This little girl had experienced the tragedy of losing both parents in a horrific accident. When he travels, Natalie is cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura , who loves this little girl as her own.
Then enters a second main character, with whom, I became a good friend! Eight painful years ago, Kelly's baby was kidnapped. Determination to find her little girl had kept her preoccupied and searching through the years. Kelly follows every lead to the bitter end. Now, there is one last clue, from a private investigator that ignites a minute flame of hope. Only a few miles away, lives a young girl who matches the profile. Could this mean Kelly's search is finally at an end???? Will it be her beloved child????
I became totally engrossed in this story from the first chapter. The characters grabbed me by the hand and led met through their trials and disappointments, also through some joys. For a book to appeal to me , I must be able to identify with at least one of the main characters. There was no problem in that department. I actually "lived" the story with them. They were real people with some very real problems. When attempting to overcome upsets and disappointments in life, the characters reacted in similar way to that of any adult. Their faith in God came through loud and clear. To give our lives and trust over to Him is very difficult. Will Kelly and Jack be able to do it???
The plot had so many twists and turns that it kept me guessing from the first page to the last. Just when I thought I had answers to the many questions, there would be a new link in the puzzle. The story moved smoothly and quickly. I loved the unexpected complications! I could NOT put this book down until I was finished. What a fantastic surprise ending!!! Loved it!!
Definitely a five star book!! I would highly recommend this book. It veers away from Beverly's usual style of an Amish household, however does include an Amish character. A great book!!!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".