Thursday, July 5, 2012

Travelers Rest... a book review


Great book… very timely with all the wounded warriors coming home
and needing rest, recuperation, and rehabilitation! 

~ Ellen

Available May 1, 2012
Bethany House Publishing
Contemporary Christian Fiction
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0810-2
My Rating: A

determined to honor her commitment...

convinced life is no longer worth living...

certain it's too late to be forgiven...

Jane Morrow has a dilemma, and love alone may not solve it. Her faith has never been strong, yet somehow she hopes God will answer her prayers and tell her what to do. The answer she finds may not be at all what she expected...            (from the back cover)

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How does life go on when your fiance returns home from fighting in Iraq as a quadraplegic?  Do you stand by your man no matter what... uphold your wedding vows not yet taken?  Where is the silver lining?

Ann Tatlock has beautifully written a heartwarming story of love, loss, forgiveness, and hope for the future.  Each of the characters is well-developed so that they easily become your friends throughout the book.  Many of their character traits are ones I could easily identify with - questioning God, understanding your past, desire to uphold commitments, and more.

With all the wounded soldiers returning from the Middle East, this wonderful story gives us an insight into the problems faced by the veterans.  Their slow and steady recuperation does not always mean a whole body... the one they had before defending our blessings.  Travelers Rest has challenged me as to how I can help our returning veterans and their families.

I received a complimentary copy of Travelers Rest from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.




  1. Sounds like a good one! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Good review! What did you think about the chapter when she has the dream or vision, whatever you want to call it? I didn't think it really tied into too much with what was going on in the rest of the book, kind of like her getting into the bottles of alcohol at the house she was house sitting in; kind of important considering her mom, but not really necessary? Other than that one chapter that I didn't particularly care for with how it was written and couldn't figure out the relevance based on the rest of the book, I did like the story. Of course it was a "feel good" ending, you wonder how things would have been if that particular event hadn't happened that led it to be more of a happy ending.


  3. I've heard only good things about this book. Great review!


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