Aug 23, 2012

Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma

Ava has a loving family, a beautiful house, and a solid faith.

Suddenly, her ideal life will be completely broken . . . in the best of ways.

Ava’s life is full of great things. Her daughter is getting married to just the right guy, her husband’s company has kept them financially thriving for years, her son is a freshman in high school, playing football and doing well, and the ministry she started is keeping her busy as she reaches out to those with “broken hearts.”

Then it all falls apart. Ava’s safe world becomes unanchored, and she is forced to face the childhood she’s run away from her entire life. Just as she’s trying to sift through the pieces, the doorbell rings and Ava is confronted with the surprise of her life.

Ava must set out on a journey that takes her back home—something Ava hasn’t done in twenty years. As she travels across the state of Texas, strangers offer her kindness and remind her of the meaning of hope and forgiveness.

It is in this journey back that Ava discovers God in a new way. She sees she's been hiding her brokenness behind good deeds and a safe life. Learning what it means to lose it all is just the start of Ava’s journey – as is the new song God is writing on her heart.

Length: 320 Pages
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Company: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-13: 9781595546876

Song of the Brokenhearted is a fictional account of what might happen to a family who has everything going for them, and in fact their lives are almost perfect. The father has a career he loves, his wife is enjoying all the comforts she ever dreamed of, and their children are looking forward to their own promising futures. The "nearly perfect" family shatters as one after another thing happens that tears at the foundation of everything they hold dear.

Used to providing support to others in their times of distress and grief, Ava finds herself in need of exactly what she has been providing for others. It is so much harder for her to be a recipient, especially when she was so involved with helping others in need.

At first, it looked like the family might not survive all the turmoil and changes in their lives. Yet somehow as their faith was tested, it only brought them closer.

Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma have done an exceptional job co-authoring this touching story of what can happen when we trust God completely, in spite of our circumstances.  Highly recommend this one!!

Disclosure: Book received courtesy of Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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