Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Review: "The Wish"

The Wish by Beverly Lewis is a calm, relaxing book, as opposed to intense and suspenseful. But I enjoyed it for that reason. It's a story of patience, trust, and gentle restoration. It's also a story of being careful what you wish for because what you think you want isn't always what you really want.

And aren't we all glad to know God's knows that, and for that reason, doesn't grant every wish we make. Instead He works behind the scenes to bring about the true desires of our hearts.

The Wish is the story of two girls and their families. One girl is raised almost as an only child in a quiet home by reserved people. The other is raised in a home full of energy. The first, Leona, spends so much time at the other's house that her parents, grandfather, and older brother (married and living away from home) begin to complain. When the family of the second girl, Gloria, suddenly moves away without a good-bye, Leona is heartbroken.

The story picks up again several years later. Leona is preparing to marry when Gloria suddenly makes contact again, asking for help and advice. Leona feels called to take some risks in order to reach out to her friend.

I thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book. I am happy to share my thoughts about it with you.

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