This has been a joy to read and I hope everyone will take time to read this beautiful story set in a small town. Maggie is the main character in the story and I instantly fell in love with her. She is caring, loves the Lord and is very family oriented. I did enjoy the beginning of the book when she thought she had an intruder in her home, only to find out it is her grandson . Josh has come to visit his grandmother after being in Germany in the military. He has brought along a buddy that seems to have some problems to deal with. Can Josh help his friend before it is to late? Why has Josh decided to see his grandmother instead of going home to his parents?
I loved the friends that Maggie had and I especially loved that they called themselves The Three Cord Strands. It is true that with the three of them, their bond was tight and they were ready to help each other out. When one if them faces a great loss, the other two join forces and surround their friend with love and encouragement . Do you have friends like that?
Now on to another of my favorite characters whose name is Charlie. What a wonderful man he is. He sure had a sparkle in his eyes for Maggie. I love reading about older couples and how they find love again. But with every relationship, communication is vital. When Maggie starts to misunderstand a situation, it pulls her and Charlie away from each other. Even as we get older, we can still feel jealous and make silly assumptions. The author did a great job of showing how Maggie prayed a lot and really listened to God's voice. I loved the scriptures that were scattered lovingly throughout story that really captured the emotions so well. I wanted to move to the town and hang out with Maggie's friends while eating those delicious desserts they had especially the peanut butter ones.
The characters go through some hard decisions, misunderstandings, building relationships and an unforgettable story of second chances. I love rainbows and as you read the story , you will see how important a rainbow can be. I loved its meaning and really added a depth to the emotional story. It's time to set back, relax and take a journey to a town that is rich in love, surprises and an ending that will have you crying and smiling at the same time.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.