In case you are new, this is the monthly Book Club series post. On the first Thursday of the month, I post about a book, writing my thoughts on it or answering some discussion questions about it. It was started by Wendy over at Ladybug Daydreams and I am pleased to join in with her each month.
This month’s selection was a fast, easy, pleasant read and I am glad Wendy suggested it (check out her post about it). Waiting for Rachel is book 1 in the Those Karlsson Boys series by Kimberly Rae Jordan. It wasn’t a difficult book and that is okay. Sometimes, it is a pleasurable time to just sit back and read something that is clean and has some morals and values promoted in it.
That is what I found in Waiting for Rachel. Rachel is a young lady who is single and owns a book store. She is well-known in the community, is thought highly of, but keeps to herself. She is afraid of being hurt and so doesn’t open herself up to very much. But Damian sees something in her that she doesn’t see in herself and is willing to take the time to help her see her own strength.
In stepping outside of her comfort zone and becoming involved in her church congregation a bit more, Rachel finds friends and comfort she never expected. She also find a support system that she ends up need much more than she ever expected.
The story is a good one that reminds me not to close myself off from those who might be reaching out – for me to come into their circle or for someone who is looking for a circle to be a part of. It is a good push for me, especially right now, as I find myself struggling with some recent events where it is all too easy to nurse hurt feelings and feel sorry for myself. God places people and things in our paths sometimes to remind us of His ways, of His path and purpose. This books shows a good example of how God can bring each of us closer to Him and He can forgive anything.
At the time of this writing, the book was free from Amazon for the Kindle.
A story that shows us God – that’s what Waiting for Rachel turned out to be for me. Showing me God and where to look in my own life to see Him more clearly.
Next month’s selection is not yet chosen but we are currently working on that decision. It’s amazing how the holiday put a few things off schedule, isn’t it? I’ll share a quick post about the choice when we get it decided.
We would really like it if you would join us in reading and writing or sharing a bit about it.
Joining in the linkup at the Homeschool Review Crew blog.
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