Rekindled is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This is the first book in the Fountain Creek Chronicles series and boy, is it a doozy. I was sucked in from the very beginning. "But you don't have to take my word for it!" (Yep, that's my not-so-subtle "shout-out” to the best "book review" show ever-- Reading Rainbow. Hollah!)
Book Rating: Best of the Best
First off, don’t expect to get through this without crying. Have a tissue handy….or two… or three. It’s a beautiful story about—well it’s a story about a lot of things: finding Christ, finding yourself through Christ, forgiveness, and of course true love. I am really surprised this didn’t win a Christy Award, frankly. But all the books in this series have won awards or have at least been nominated. Again, I read these out of order, and I don’t recommend that though it can be done.
Kathryn Jennings is deeply in love with Larson, her husband of ten years. He loves her deeply as well but, unfortunately, has some serious trust issues. These issues stem from childhood so you know they’re gonna take some time to get over. Also, they have not been able to have children, and he blames himself. Kathryn hopes that someday he will break down his emotional walls so they can enjoy a truly happy marriage.
One night, something dreadful happens to Larson, nearly killing him, and sending him through a rough and lengthy recovery. In the process he learns a great deal about himself, and about God. But, there are still some hurdles to get over in his quest to show his wife that he loves her more than ever.
So many times I put down this book and said, “Holy crud! This is so sad! I can’t keep reading this!” Then twenty seconds later I would pick it back up and start reading again….voraciously I might add.
The characters are phenomenal. The plot, captivating. The message, fabulous. Go read it. Now!