Saturday, July 9, 2011

Someone to Blame

Author: C. S. Lakin
Publisher: Zondervan
September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-310-32759-4
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

The Moore family is struggling to readjust after a tragic loss to their family. Hoping to escape their memories, Matt and Irene sell almost everything they own and move to the first place that offers Irene a job—a small coastal town on the Pacific Northwest. It’s as far as they can go without going into the ocean. They hope to make a new life for themselves and their fourteen year old daughter, Casey.

But it isn’t far enough. Sadness, anger, guilt, and blame have moved with them, and threaten to tear the family apart.

When a cynical young drifter wanders across their paths, the fragile strands holding the family together fray even more. Is there any hope that they can find a place of grace and healing?

SOMEONE TO BLAME starts out as a very sad novel. The family is beginning the move, they are still reeling from their losses and well, anyone who has lost a child (be it to miscarriage, stillbirth, or older) knows that it is an event that takes a lifetime to heal from. A lot of families don’t recover and end up falling apart. Others survive and build a closer relationship with each other as a result.

The Moore family is falling apart. And I wanted them to find the strength then needed to get up and face each day, to reach out to each other, and to end up building a stronger unit. This is a novel of grace and healing that will tug you by your heart-strings. 360 pages. $12.99.

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